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Benchmark’s Mortgage Tips Blog is full of actionable advice. It’s free for all home buyers and home owners looking for information and money-saving homebuying tips. 

What is Mortgage Insurance? Your Guide to Buying a Home
Mortgage Tips
Rebekah Radice

What is Mortgage Insurance? Your Guide to Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. It’s an exciting prospect, but also one that can feel overwhelming. Aside from the down payment, there are a host of other costs to consider—and sometimes, an unexpected one sneaks in called “mortgage insurance.” What exactly is mortgage insurance? Think of mortgage

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Home Buyer Tips
Diane Beaumont

Mortgage APR and how it impacts your home buying power

Getting ready to buy a home? One of the less exciting, but most important things to understand is mortgage APR. Short for Annual Percentage Rate, APR gives you the real picture of how much your mortgage will cost you over time. Think of it like your ultimate comparison tool for finding the best mortgage deal.

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