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Owning a home is an American dream, one that millions are pursuing daily. I imagine the same could be said about people in other parts of the world. However, “Home sweet home” can have a financially empty meaning for people who purchase the property for financial gain. Despite the idea of walking away with some cash, when the math is done, the result is usually disappointing.
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