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HUD Announces New FHA Loan Limits

Yesterday, December 7, 2017, the Federal Housing Administration announced that for 2018, 3,011 out of 3,141 counties in the U.S. (~96% of all counties in the nation) will see an increase in FHA loan limits. Ceilings and Floors In high-cost areas, the FHA’s loan limit ceiling will increase this year to $679,650, up from $636,150, …

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How To Maintain Your Sanity When Hosting For The Holidays

Welcoming your friends and family into your home can be one of the most anticipated events of the holidays. Whether you have family visiting from out of town, or if you’re hosting Christmas dinner this year, the fact that your home is the gathering place for your loved ones is a special privilege. However, all …

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Conforming Loan Limits Set To Increase For 2018

Last year, the conforming loan limit was set to increased to $424,100 for this year (2017). Now, most of the United States will see an increase for single unit properties to $453,100 for 2018. The HERA (Housing and Economic Recovery Act) indicates that the baseline conforming loan limit should be adjusted with the change in …

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National Home Price Index Up 6.2% In Last 12 Months

Source: September S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index Up 6.2% In Last 12 Months Recent Analysis of the September HPI figure show as a 6.2% annual gain in home prices, up 5.9% from the previous month. Several large markets that were hit hardest in the financial crisis are reporting the highest gains, including …

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Top 20 Things to Recycle in Your Home

November 15th is “America Recycles Day!” In honor of this sustainable celebration, we have made a list of common household items that we can all recycle to help conserve resources and protect our environment. Kitchen Food Boxes cereal boxes, frozen meal boxes, crackers, pasta, etc Food Cans canned foods, canned drinks, canned sauces, etc Plastic …

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Benchmark Took Their Talents to South Florida with Todd Duncan

Every year, the nation wide Benchmark family comes together during our annual Production Trip to celebrate our Core Values, and to learn ways to better serve you, our amazing clients. This year, we invited Todd Duncan to join us. Last week in Miami, our team sat down with Mr. Duncan to discuss High Trust Leadership, …

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Ready to Buy a New Home? 5 Free Resources to Get You Started

Are you purchasing a home for the first time? Are you looking to move? We have compiled five free resources to ensure you have an amazing experience buying your new home.   1) Your Way Home Do you want to learn more about the process from applying for a mortgage through closing on your new …

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Purchasing or Refinancing with the HomeStyle Renovation Program

The HomeStyle Renovation Program is available to borrowers who are looking to make Renovations, Repairs, or Improvements to a home with a single loan, rather than with a second mortgage, or home equity line of credit. At Benchmark, we know how important it is to make a house your own. Your Benchmark loan originator can …

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