Poll: Costs Still Stymie First-Home Buyers


WASHINGTON (Oct. 12) -- The go-go days for home prices are over, but Mike Pietrafesa thinks it is still tough for people to buy their first slice of the American dream.
"There are lots and lots of houses for sale that seem as though they are priced ridiculously and they aren't selling," said Pietrafesa of Nassau County, N.Y. "I certainly think that the old standard of having 20 percent of your house value

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