A financial planner has 4 pieces of advice for pandemic homebuyers

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  • A financial planner who recently bought his first home during the coronavirus pandemic says that many things about homebuying are still the same, but buyers should consider doing three things differently.
  • First, make sure your emergency fund is topped off — in a time of economic uncertainty, keeping a full emergency fund is more important than ever.
  • And, if necessary, make a smaller down payment to prioritize keeping cash on hand. 
  • Increasing your credit score by paying down debt could also be helpful, as many lenders are requiring higher credit scores to qualify.
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