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Take the Plunge

In recent years, rock-bottom mortgage rates have lured record numbers of people into buying a house for the first time. If you plan to count yourself among them, look no further than these neighborhoods, which feature well-crafted houses in great locations at still-competitive prices. They're just a few of the 61 vibrant neighborhoods from coast to coast where you'll find one-of-a-kind period houses. Read on to see which areas make would-be owners anxious to sign on the dotted line, or see all the neighborhoods and categories.
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