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Dogs trump marriage, kids for young buyers of first homes .com

While it can't be confirmed that more millennials are dog owners, compared to other generations, owning a dog is a natural step in making other huge life commitments, said Dorinda Smith, president and CEO of SunTrust Mortgage.

Another factor for pet owners seeking their own place is that rental apartments are more restrictive when it comes to those furry friends.

"Some rental properties don't allow pets and most rental properties are limited in space," Smith said. "There's also additional effort in keeping a dog in rental apartments."

For example, in high rises, you have to leave the apartment, go on an elevator and then probably go out to a small confined dog-area space, versus a homeowner who just needs to let dogs out through the backdoor, which is a lot easier, Smith explained.

Many of the features first-time home buyers and dog owners are looking for in a house (big, fenced yards; walking-friendly neighborhoods; close proximity to a park; etc.) can also coincide with those of first-time home-buyers expecting a child, Wingard said.

North Texas Army veteran gets mortgage-free home

MESQUITE, Texas - An Army veteran and mother from Mesquite got the keys to a mortgage-free home donated by a charity.

Up until Tuesday, the home was foreclosed. But now, it’s U.S. Army Specialist Erica Corley’s home.

She had seen the outside of the home before, but Tuesday was her first opportunity to look inside, and she was literally dancing her way through the home as she explored. Her two kids, just 13 and 10 years old, quickly scampered toward their new rooms.

Corley enlisted in 2009. She served seven years. During that time, she was deployed to Kuwait and Japan, far away from her kids. But now, she has a new home as she works toward a degree and builds her life in North Texas.

“I feel like people made more sacrifices than I did,” she said. “They served longer than I did, maybe. I don't know. But God put me here.”

“These are life changing moments for our military family members who get placed in a home,” said Robin Miller with Operation Homefront. “These become a legacy.”

Can a family member leave another family member a house with a 1st mortgage still on it in their will?

my mom has a home that she is still paying her first mortgage on, she says that if she passes away she wants to leave me the house in her will so that I would keep it in the family. Would the bank allow that to happen?

The bank would need to be paid off in full before you get the house. You cannot take over another person's mortgage.