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MBSQuoteline Friday Newsletter

      MortgageTime™ by MBSQuoteline Mortgage Market News for the week ended January 06, 2023           Wage Growth Slows   After two years

Jan 06, 2023 |

Home Buying in 2023 – What to Expect

Home Buying in 2023 – What to Expect

The past several years of housing boom, spurred on by the lowest mortgage rates in history and record-setting home demand, have likely seen their end. As U.S. inflation reached uncomfortable levels of inflation by early-2022, potential buyers started pull

Jan 03, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Don’t Make These 7 Home Buyer Mistakes

Don’t Make These 7 Home Buyer Mistakes

With today’s rising interest rates and high home prices, buying a home takes some planning and forethought. Mistakes can be costly, like getting a mortgage higher than you can afford or getting stuck in a neighborhood or house you actually don’t like. Her

Dec 27, 2022 | Purchasing a Home

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

With Christmas fast-approaching, all of us at Benchmark Mortgage Companies would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope that this week you'll be surrounded by family, friends and loved ones while enjoying time together and making great memories.  It’

Dec 22, 2022 |

How To Avoid Being House Poor

How To Avoid Being House Poor

Since buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments most people ever make, if you're are not careful, you can get in over your head. This can result in a status of being “house poor,” or spending way more on housing costs than you can afford.

Dec 20, 2022 | Refinancing a Home

How to Buy a Home in Today’s High-Priced Market Without a Six-Figure Income

How to Buy a Home in Today’s High-Priced Market Without a Six-Figure Income

According to a recent report from Redfin, as of October 2022, in order to afford a “typical home” with the median monthly mortgage payment of $2,682, a buyer would need to earn at least $107,281 to be able to afford the loan. While prices may have slowed

Dec 13, 2022 | Purchasing a Home