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Benchmark Real Estate Services
220 Kraft Dr SE Suite 150 Melrose, MN 56352 (US Bank Complex)
Phone: 320-256-8000

Email: pkerin@meltel.net



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Welcome to Benchmark...the premier resource for all your real estate information and services in central MN. I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything our website has to offer, including all area real estate listings, information for home buyers and sellers, and more information about US, your professional Real Estate Team.

Looking for a new home? Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date database list of all available properties in the area, or use our Dream Home Finder form and we'll conduct a personalized search for you.

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Latest Realty News from NAR

Pending Home Sales Marginally Rise in June

WASHINGTON (July 27, 2016) — Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in June, but did creep slightly higher as supply and affordability constraints prevented a bigger boost in activity from mortgage rates that lingered near all-time lows through most of the month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Increases in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the South and West.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched 0.2 percent to 111.0 in June from 110.8 in... Read More

Existing-Home Sales Ascend Again in June, First-time Buyers Provide Spark

WASHINGTON (July 21, 2016) — Boosted by a greater share of sales to first-time buyers not seen in nearly four years, existing-home sales maintained their upward trajectory in June and increased for the fourth consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast saw a decline in closings in June, and sales to investors fell to their lowest overall share since July 2009.

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes,... Read More

NAR-backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers

WASHINGTON (July 14, 2016) — The U.S. Senate tonight passed H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," by unanimous consent. This legislation includes reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing, among other provisions, and is long supported by the National Association of Realtors®.

Changes include efforts to make FHA's recertification process "substantially less burdensome," while lowering FHA's current owner-occupancy requirement from 50 percent to 35 percent. The bill also... Read More

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Paul Kerin, Broker/Owner | Benchmark Real Estate Services | Phone: (320)256-8000 | pkerin@meltel.net
Melrose, MN 56352
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