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1: Episode 1: Was It A Mistake Buying a House in 2023?

In this episode of ‘On the House,’ we explore the impact of high-interest rates and challenges faced in 2023, emphasizing the importance of careful consideration before making housing decisions. Additionally, we delve into predictions for 2024, including forecasts for home sales, mortgage rates, and property values from industry experts. Want to see if homeownership is …

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Is a HELOC a good financial choice?

 A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is an easy way to borrow money using your home’s value as collateral. Let’s look into how a HELOC works and whether this option is right for you. How Much Can You Borrow with a HELOC? The first step in deciding if a HELOC is right for you …

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Is it still a good time to buy?

Better late now than never later. It’s the question that’s buzzing around real estate offices, mortgage companies, backyard barbecues, water coolers and passing conversations with neighbors. The short answer is — we think so. Yes, it is still a good time to buy. The long answer is more complicated. Consider these four trends to help …

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Happy Veterans Day from Benchmark

If you or someone you love has served our nation in military service, thank you for your service to our nation. Happy Veterans Day from Benchmark. The story of Veterans Day began on November 11, 1918, when the Allied nations and Germany went into armistice, bringing an end to “the war to end all wars.” …

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Tips For Home Buyers In A Low Inventory Market

Housing inventory is one of the factors that can dramatically affect the temperature of the real estate market. Less inventory means more potentially more competition and higher prices. Whether you’re a buyer or currently in the seller market, this can determine your strategy. Like most investments or assets, housing inventory can fluctuate anytime. This is …

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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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PCS Nation: Interview with C.C. Gallagher

Benchmark's PCS Nation wants to make sure that all of our military members have all of the resources they need to make their PCS move a little less stressful. In this episode, Benchmark VA Loan Boss Jason Stier sits down to interview C.C. Gallagher, creator of the Stressless PCS Kit.

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