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  • Ty had written two checks so far—a $20,000 check to the Harvestore builder and a down payment check to the confinement system builder for $27,500.†   (source)
  • "A down payment on my own apartment where I won't have to be Adri's servant anymore?"†   (source)
  • He and Margaret lived in a modest home that he bought from a friend for a one-dollar down payment, then spent years fixing up and paying off.†   (source)
  • Down payment.†   (source)
  • He and Wendy had begun to talk cautiously about finding a house and making a down payment in a year or so.†   (source)
  • The Youngers, an African American family in Chicago, have made a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood.†   (source)
  • You don't get a whole lot for a hundred-dollar down payment, I guess.†   (source)
  • Thomas S. Monaghan spent much of his childhood in a Catholic orphanage and a series of foster homes, worked as a soda jerk, barely graduated from high school, joined the Marines, and bought a pizzeria in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his brother, securing the deal through a down payment of $75.†   (source)
  • As though they had a new refrigerator in their drawing room, and a down payment on a DDA flat.†   (source)
  • A substantial down payment changed hands, false papers were drawn up for state inspection.†   (source)
  • She was far too practical for a more extravagant wedding, and though the shop was doing well—which meant I was doing well—both of us wanted to save as much as we could for a down payment on the home we wanted to buy in the future.†   (source)
  • What he said was, "Of course, I'd be delighted, fifty per cent down payment please, the rest before delivery, come back in a year, thank you very much."†   (source)
  • No down payment, an excellent neighborhood.†   (source)
  • (Pause) I gave her a five-dollar down payment.†   (source)
  • After three years of frugal living, they had scraped together the down payment on a thirty-thousand-dollar starter house in a subdivision two hundred yards from Lake Hamilton.†   (source)
  • With the prize money from that ballet competition I put a down payment on my very first house.†   (source)
  • Lila Bishop offered to loan them enough money for a down payment to buy a small house nearby.†   (source)
  • When Lorenzo was nine years old, the family had scrapped together a meager down payment to buy the house.†   (source)
  • Is that enough for a down payment?†   (source)
  • And a small down payment on your initial order as a token of good faith.†   (source)
  • Her daddy helped us with the down payment, I think because I horrified her whole family by casually mentioning that maybe we should just get a trailer.†   (source)
  • "Well, if we don't have any unexpected bills," I said, "we should be able to put some money away for Stephen's college and, well, the rest we'll use to save up for a down payment on a home.†   (source)
  • If I worked two jobs and we did not have to pay rent, we could save enough money for a down payment in no time.†   (source)
  • If you want a down payment on a store, bring the owner of the store you work in now.†   (source)
  • She had very little money to make a down payment, so there was a rather large mortgage.†   (source)
  • For years they owned next to no furniture, having sunk every last penny into the down payment, but he refused to go out and buy just any old cheap stuff, no sir.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, my parents were making plans to return to Louisiana from Arizona, and Pa had enough money for a down payment on a small place for retirement.†   (source)
  • Pa and Granny would provide the down payment for the property, and Phil and Kay would assume the monthly mortgage payments as my grandparents eased into retirement.†   (source)
  • Anyway, they had no money for a "down payment."†   (source)
  • The salesman wanted a down payment of one dollar on the banjo rental.†   (source)
  • They are offering a down payment of fifteen thousand pounds.†   (source)
  • On the upside, Dad said, the house had cost only a thousand dollars, and the owner had waived the down payment.   (source)
    down payment = partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • "Can we afford it?" Seven asks.
    Momma raises an eyebrow. "Yes, we can."
    "But like down payments and stuff—"   (source)
    down payments = initial cash payment made in addition to a promise to repay a loan at the time of a purchase
  • I wanted to buy them something that would improve their lives. It could be a small car. It could be the security deposit and a few months' rent on an apartment. It could be the down payment on a house in an inexpensive neighborhood.   (source)
    down payment = partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • Fortunately, my father agreed to help us with the down payment and cosigned the loan for a house.†   (source)
  • She asked, because money was an issue; the down payment on the house had just about ruined them.†   (source)
  • Call it a down-payment, if you want.†   (source)
  • Somehow I would have to get Gyuri's ring and watch back to him, assuming he was still alive, which I was increasingly doubtful he was: the watch alone was a fortune — a BMW 7 series, a down payment on a condo.†   (source)
  • Ernie Eco came by for supper that night before he and my father were going off somewhere to look at a new pickup that some idiot was selling for some price a whole lot less than he should be selling it for and all he wanted was a hundred-dollar down payment.†   (source)
  • The arrangement, she explained at the behest of Alvin Hooks when the court had been called into session again, included a five-hundred-dollar down payment and an eight-year "lease-to-own" contract.†   (source)
  • I was new at the firm and making a reasonable salary, but I was doing my best to save for a down payment on a home.†   (source)
  • (She waits several seconds, trying to make up her mind about something, and looks at RUTH a little tentatively before going on) Been thinking that we maybe could meet the notes on a little old two-story somewhere, with a yard where Travis could play in the summertime, if we use part of the insurance for a down payment and everybody kind of pitch in.†   (source)
  • Still, with two kids, three maxed-out credit cards, a car payment, and life and auto insurance, they had managed to save twenty-five hundred dollars for a down payment on a house of their own.†   (source)
  • Pa and Granny used their savings for the down payment, and Kay and I agreed to make monthly payments and maintain the property.†   (source)
  • Until one day, at breakfast, Helen said, "Maybe I should go to work, save up some money for a down payment."†   (source)
  • Kay and I needed a down payment, and Pa and Granny needed to eliminate their worries about monthly payments and long-term maintenance.†   (source)
  • We paid Daddy a down payment on it and then paid him a percentage of the sales until we paid him back what it was worth when we bought it.†   (source)
  • No down payment.†   (source)
  • My parents' dilemma was that while they could make a down payment on any retirement home they wanted, they weren't sure how they would maintain it once they grew older.†   (source)
  • Somehow my mother had scraped together enough for a down payment and meant to surprise me with the bicycle on Christmas morning.†   (source)
  • I borrowed money from Mrs. Bibbs, my employer, made a down payment on a pearl-gray suit.†   (source)
  • His voice had the quality of a down payment on terror; it was not frightened, but it held the advance echoes of the next hour to come: "Don't go, Ellsworth.†   (source)
  • He began to think now that if she could arrange to make any reasonable down payment—say, fifty or sixty dollars—he might manage to bring it together within the next two or three weeks anyhow.†   (source)
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