The Department of Veterans Affairs has made adjustments to the way VA Loan appraisals can be conducted in these uncertain times. In an attempt to both take care of the appraiser and limit the amount of face to face interaction, appraisers are now allowed a “broader use of exterior appraisals.”
Special measures have been taken to help account for challenges facing the real estate market due to COVID-19. Here are the temporary flexibilities in place to facility the continuation of transactions for buyers.
As social distancing sweeps the nation, Benchmark offers our clients Hybrid E-Closes where you can sign up to 70% of your documents remotely! Watch the video to learn more.
COVID-19, the Federal Reserve cuts rates, and Rate locks now good for 60 days. A lot is going on in the housing market and the country as a whole. Let's dive in, and see how this could affect you and your mortgage.
Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions and commitments many will make. Unfortunately, there are several outdated and false ideas surrounding the home buying process and what exactly is needed to qualify for, and purchase a home in 2020. In this list, we are breaking down five of the most common home …
When buying a custom home, consider a One Time Close to simplify the buying process.
If you are looking for your first, or next, home, you will likely tour several before finding "the one." Before you let yourself be swept off your feet, stay grounded and take a closer look. While you will want to get a professional inspection, it's a good idea to get a good idea on your own. Doing so may save the cost of a professional, if significant issues are discovered, or if the home needs more work than you are willing to take on.
With the summer home buying season heating up, we are here to help with some of your top Google searches about buying a home. We looked at the data from Google Trends to find out your top questions about homeownership.
Get your offer accepted without the highest bid. Can't raise the competition with a higher offer? Use storytelling to win the seller over. Read it here.
Firefighters put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others. From fighting fires, to providing emergency medical attention, and rescuing people from physical danger, firefighters deserve more praise than they often receive. Below are some of the tasks firefighters perform for you and your community. Responding To Fire Emergencies Contain and Extinguish …