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Buy Now To Buy More: What Interest Rates Mean For You

An interest rate determines how much money must be paid in a mortgage payment. The higher the rate, the higher the interest payment. Do you agree that buying now really does mean buying more?

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Benchmark means equal access for everyone

Every day, we work hard to make sure that the "You" in our motto means everyone. We do not discriminate against any customer, and strive to provide a first-class mortgage experience for all.

Racism has no place in our society, and Benchmark is committed to providing equal access to everyone who desires the American dream of home ownership.

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Is Buying A Home Really More Expensive Than Renting?

If you rent, you probably have good reasons. I bet that “paying my landlord’s mortgage”, “noisy neighbors”, or other caveats aren’t among them. Look, we know that owning isn’t right for everyone. As much as we write about why owning a home is better than renting, there are legitimate reasons for choosing to rent. For …

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Owning A Home May Already Be Within Reach

Have you told yourself that you’re too _____ to buy a home? The blank could be almost anything. Whether you think you’re too broke, too poor, or your credit score is too low, are you allowing an invisible script to prevent you from attaining your dream of owning your own home? Just a side note: …

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Strategies for A Successful PCS Move

Active duty service members move every 3 years on average. For military families, frequent relocation can create added stress, as you have to find new housing, coordinate the logistics of a move, and establish new roots in an unfamiliar place. At Benchmark, we want to help alleviate some of that stress, and help ensure a …

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New appraisal and origination requirement changes announced due to COVID-19

Special measures have been taken to help account for challenges facing the real estate market due to COVID-19. Here are the temporary flexibilities in place to facility the continuation of transactions for buyers.

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