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Unless you don't care if a down market means no house, then just use CDs.
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A not too risky bond fund would be my recommendation if you're looking to keep par with inflation (VUBFX is where I stash some holding money for just such a purpose). If that's not a concern, and you need to be safe, money market account.
I parked money from my home sale in an Ally savings account until I bought my current home. Safe and earned a couple of percent.
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