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An Unorthodox Approach To Homebuying

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The barriers to homeownership seem insurmountable if you’re short of funds for a downpayment, and your credit score is low. The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, NACA, is meeting with thousands of aspiring homeowners in Baltimore this weekend to say, those don’t have to be barriers at all.

CEO Bruce Marks says NACA focuses on character, not credit score. And homeowner Robin Wright explains that when she thought owning a home was a distant dream, NACA’s counselors held her hand.

This weekend's event runs through Monday evening and is being held at the Radisson Hotel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

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