Homeownership Fees to Consider When Buying a Home

Homeownership Fees to Consider When Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is an extremely exciting, yet daunting task for any buyer. Searching for a home, finding a loan officer, choosing a real estate agent and closing on the home are all a part of the process of purchasing. These steps and processes are comm

Jan 15, 2021 |

4 Predictions for the 2021 Mortgage Market

4 Predictions for the 2021 Mortgage Market

The 2020 housing market surprised everyone by quickly bouncing back after slumping during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic. What might the coming year hold as the country continues to fight its way through this crisis? The experts at the N

Jan 13, 2021 |

Mortgage Lingo 101

Mortgage Lingo 101

As a first-time home buyer, you will hear lots of words that you may not be familiar with. Just like every industry, the real estate market has its own lingo, and it can be confusing for newbies. Here is a list of the most common mortgage jargon to help y

Jan 06, 2021 |

Should I Pay Mortgage Taxes and Insurance on My Own?

Should I Pay Mortgage Taxes and Insurance on My Own?

When you buy a home or refinance, your lender will talk about setting up an “escrow” account. They may also refer to the charges in that account at “impounds.” If you are new to mortgage loans, you may not understand what these ter

Dec 30, 2020 | Mortgage Advice

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

All of us at Benchmark Mortgage Companies would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope that 2021 is a year full of happiness, health and prosperity for you and your loved ones. All the Best, Benchmark Mortgage Companies

Dec 23, 2020 | Refinancing a Home Credit Home Equity

Getting Ready for Homebuying in 2021

Getting Ready for Homebuying in 2021

As we head into the new year, you might be thinking about buying a new home at some point in 2021. And with interest rates still at historic lows, the time is still right to jump at the opportunity. Keep in mind that, to qualify for a mortgage, your cred

Dec 22, 2020 |