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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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How To Buy A House In 2019 – 5 Tips

If you want to buy a home this year, here are five tips on how to buy a house in 2019. At Benchmark, we make the effort to make it easy to claim your piece of the American Dream. Watch this video, then read last week’s article linked below. This New Year, Reach Your Dream …

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Nervous About Buying? Here’s A Dose of Confidence

If you are interested in buying a house, but do not know what you might need, or whether you can qualify, you’re not alone. Many would-be buyers are intimidated by the thought of what it takes to buy a home. Some wonder whether they can afford to buy, if they have enough saved for a …

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5 THINGS TO DO NOW IF YOU WANT TO OWN NOT RENT

1. Automate your down payment. One painless way to save is to automate your checking account to regularly set aside a  small amount of your paycheck into a separate savings account dubbed your “house fund.” 2. Build your credit history and keep it clean Keep your credit score in check. Lenders will want to see …

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