Falling prices can be bad for buyers

Custom homes, lease-options riskier in today's market

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The home mortgage market is devilishly difficult to navigate in normal times. During a period in which home prices are declining, the difficulties are compounded. Problems I had never thought about before now pop up regularly in my mailbox. Here are a few of them.

Constructing a Home Becomes More Hazardous: Constructing a home to one’s own specifications is enormously appealing to many people. It is also a time-consuming process with many pitfalls that can cause delay, cost extra or both.