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Songwriter Jonathan Downing and his wife, Tiffany Sewell, bought a house that still needs some work in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The combination of record low interest rates, lower prices, and a tax credit for first-time homebuyers is creating incentives for some people to take the plunge into homeownership.
Bruce Marks (left), CEO of the nonprofit organization Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, talks to homeowners waiting to meet with bank representatives at a NACA event in Los Angeles in September.
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