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5 Tips To A Great Start For The New School Year

Every new school year brings with it a clean slate, nervous excitement, optimistic hope, and high expectations. In addition to the tips we published before (A New School Year Means New Opportunities), here are 5 tips to getting off on the right foot.   A Place For Everything, And Everything In Its Place Establish a …

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Benchmark Introduces the Medical Doctor Loan Program

Benchmark understands that life moves quickly, especially if you’re in the medical field. That’s why we go the extra mile to accommodate your busy schedule and unique financial outlook. Benchmark is now offering a program geared specifically toward doctors! The program is for borrowers with a medical license who would like to use future income …

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Facebook Introduces Targeted Real Estate Advertising

Calling it “Dynamic Ads for Real Estate,” Facebook describes the service, Facebook’s dynamic ads for real estate leverage cross-device intent signals to automatically promote relevant listings from your inventory with a unique creative on Facebook. This is the first time the social media giant has ventured into Real Estate specific advertising, raising potential concern for …

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Under 35 Homeownership Rate Increases

The Rate of Homeownership has increased from 34.3% to 35.3% from first Quarter 2017 to Second Quarter 2017 for those under 35 years of age, according to a report from the United States Census Bureau. While popular media seems to portray Millennials as a generation of renters, a whitepaper from First American lists six reasons …

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Why Buying Is Investing

If you are thinking about becoming a homeowner, it is important to see your house as an investment. A home is an asset with the potential to  increase your financial stability over time. Unlike renting, where you pay your landlord’s mortgage without seeing any return yourself, homeownership works to broaden your financial worth. After purchasing …

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5 Things People Look For When Moving to a New City

If you plan on moving soon, you may find your home in a new city. While there is no doubt that moving to a new city will be an adjustment, prioritizing what’s important to you and your family can help make the decision much easier. Consider these 5 factors as you evaluate your options.   School Districts …

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Summer Water Conservation Tips For Your Home and Garden

Being our most important natural resource, conservation of fresh water is a universal responsibility. Here are four simple ways that you may be able to reduce your fresh water footprint and save on your water bill.   Use Less On Lawn Care Did you know that nearly 60% of a person’s water consumption may be used on lawn and garden …

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4 Tips to Save for Your Child’s College Tuition

Do you have children or grandchildren? If you do, you are likely considering their higher education opportunities long before they have similar thoughts of their own. If trends are any indicator, the cost of four year and two year universities continue to rise every year. As the cost of college increases, planning and investing in your child’s future …

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