Category: Home Ownership

Lesson: Home Insurance 101

Posted by Benchmark - June 10, 2014 - Buying a Home, Home Ownership Home insurance concept

One aspect of buying a home that people don’t pay enough attention to is homeowner’s insurance. Although lenders require everyone buying a house to get some insurance covering basic risks like theft and vandalism, fire and smoke and other common forms of unintentional damage, such insurance is usually inadequate for your long term needs. Adequate […]

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Get Your Closet Organized While It’s Cold Outside

Posted by Benchmark - January 13, 2014 - Home Ownership, Life Tips closet organization tips

Its winter time and thoughts of going outside in the cold just gives you the chills in most of the country. So, why not look for something productive to do inside like cleaning out and organizing your closet? Closets are usually taken for granted because you can just toss things inside them and forget about […]

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Fire Prevention Tips for Every Homeowner

Posted by Benchmark - December 19, 2013 - Home Maintenance Tips, Home Ownership fire prevention tips for homeowners

As a homeowner, you will want to take the necessary steps in preventing a potential house fire. Fires can cause a great deal of damage not only to your property, but also to the many memories that you have made with your family in your home. In addition, fires can be extremely dangerous for those […]

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5 High Tech Gadgets to Take Your Home into the Future

Posted by Benchmark - November 25, 2013 - Cool Stories, Home Maintenance Tips, Home Ownership tech gadgets to make your home modern

Are you buying a new home or updating your current one? Adding a few modern, high-tech gadgets can rocket your home into a positive direction. New home gadgets can help to modernize your home, and also make your home safer and more secure. Below are a few must-have, tech-savvy devices. Vivint Home Automation The Vivint […]

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5 Ways to Remodel a Kitchen on a Shoestring Budget

Posted by Benchmark - November 11, 2013 - Home Maintenance Tips, Home Ownership remodel kitchen on a shoestring budget

When the time comes to make changes to a kitchen, some people may not be aware of all their options. This is especially the case when a homeowner has a small shoestring budget. Here are a few ways to remodel a kitchen on a shoestring budget: 1. Paint The Cabinets If a person wishes to […]

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7 Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Posted by Benchmark - October 14, 2013 - Home Maintenance Tips, Home Ownership Fall home maintenance tips by Benchmark

Fall is the perfect time to get all of your home maintenance and winter preparation projects done. It is the time of year when things cool off and it gives you the best opportunity for accomplishing all you need to before the cold winter months. Help get your home ready for winter with these fall […]

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5 Questions Homeowners Should Ask Their Insurance Agent

Posted by bmadmin - April 23, 2013 - Home Ownership, Insurance 5 questions to ask your insurance agent

You do not have to be an expert on homeowners insurance just to make an informed purchase. As a wise consumer, it is important to read home insurance policies in detail and ask the important questions before you build a comprehensive insurance policy that will provide you with protection. While premium is important, knowing how […]

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7 Home Improvements That Will Lose You Money

Posted by bmadmin - July 17, 2012 - Home Ownership

Many homeowners want to make improvements to create their own space. Before you bring out the sledgehammer, make sure you are aware of the return on investment any improvements will make. Every situation is different, but here are 7 home renovations that may not have much return when it’s time to sell: 1. Home Office […]

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Short Sale Assistance for Military Homeowners with Orders

Posted by bmadmin - July 2, 2012 - Home Ownership

Washington, DC – Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco today announced changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans to honor their financial commitments when they are required to move as part of their duty. At a news conference with Consumer Financial […]

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Home Remodels That Don't Pay

Posted by bmadmin - May 1, 2012 - Home Ownership

Before you jump into a major renovation project to give a house your special flare, consider how long you’re likely to live in the house. A lot of people get into trouble by moving into a home they’re only going to be in for a relatively short period of time, and they start remodeling and […]

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