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What Should You Check Before Making An Offer On Your Next House?

So, you are home shopping, have found ‘The One,’ and you’re ready to make an offer. Are you sure you know what you’re doing? I mean, of course you know that you plan to make an offer, but do you know what comes with the house that you think you are ready to buy? The …

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Benchmark Never Quits: Air Force Hurricane Victim Lands New Home [VIDEO]

[VIDEO] Hurricane Michael devastated much of Florida, and destroyed many homes that were in its path. Benchmark went above and beyond to make sure that Dustin and his family were taken care of.

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Grow Roots, Make Memories, and Build Community

Does renting make you feel a little too transient? Is community important to you? It may make sense to become a homeowner. Almost nothing can help you put down roots, be involved in your community, or serve as an automatic catchment for memories quite like owning your own home.

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What is the Affect of Student Loan Debt On Homeownership?

With student debt making headlines on a regular basis, and the rates of homeownership being lower, is there a connection? Maybe. In the first issue of Consumer & Community Context, a publication from the Federal Reserve, an article by Alvaro Mezza, Daniel Ringo, and Kamila Sommer, Federal Reserve Board Division of Research & Statistics  entitled, “Can …

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Owners Enjoy More Privacy and Security

Renting comes with advantages. You are only committed to stay in place for the length of time you agreed to in your lease, you don’t have to manage the maintenance of appliances, and you get to live somewhere for a cost. However, there are several reasons why this may not be enough. Maybe you want …

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Owners Enjoy More Privacy and Security

Renting comes with advantages. You are only committed to stay in place for the length of time you agreed to in your lease, you don’t have to manage the maintenance of appliances, and you get to live somewhere for a cost. However, there are several reasons why this may not be enough. Maybe you want …

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Does it Make Sense to Refinance? 5 Things To Know

If you are thinking about refinancing, you probably have a good reason. Maybe  you are curious if you could save money by locking in a lower interest rate. Maybe you wonder if you could use some of the equity you have established in your home. Whatever your reason, here are 5 things to know before …

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Before You Buy, Do A Financial Self Exam

Thinking about buying? If you are serious about owning your very own piece of the American Dream, it makes sense to take inventory of your current finances. By taking a closer look, you will have a better idea of whether you are ready to grab your dream of homeownership by the horns or whether you …

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