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Why Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage is Important

Benchmark - April 7, 2014 - Uncategorized

While plenty of people pick out the house they want and then go to the lender for a mortgage, this is actually quite backwards. If you are hoping to purchase a home soon, getting pre-approved for a mortgage should be the first item on your list. Here are some reasons why this will make buying […]

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Top 10 Mortgage Tips

Benchmark - March 31, 2014 - Buying a Home, mortgage tips

When getting a mortgage, you should do your research and know how to proceed wisely. For most inexperienced buyers, this is hard. However, if you can follow these top 10 mortgage tips for borrowers, you will land the best mortgage at the lowest APR. 1. Document Above all else, when you want to borrow a […]

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The 5th Annual Vermont Restaurant Kicks Off April 25

Benchmark - March 28, 2014 - Events

Do you love going to different restaurants and trying a variety of foods? If so, then you will be happy to know that the 5th Annual Vermont Restaurant will kick off on April 25th. It will last until May 4th. Participating in Restaurant Week is very easy. All you have to do is choose from […]

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New Rules for Home Loans: How Will They Affect You?

Benchmark - March 25, 2014 - News, Think About It

In January, 2014, new home mortgage lending rules aimed at strengthening protections for consumers went into effect in the United States. Created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a federal agency responsible for regulating financial protection for consumers — the new rules come in the wake of the banking crisis that left millions of […]

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A Single Pebble Serves Up The Best Chinese Food In Burlington

Benchmark - March 25, 2014 - local attractions

Every community deserves to have a culinary experience. A Single Pebble in Burlington provides this experience with ease. With formally trained chefs and a truly committed and passionate staff, this restaurant provides the best individually cooked “made-to-order” Chinese cuisine available. The atmosphere is peaceful and serene, while the food makes the taste buds come alive. […]

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Winooski Valley Park District Offers Hands On Nature Education

Benchmark - March 21, 2014 - local attractions

The Winooski Valley Park District offers a variety of different hands on options for helping children learn about nature in the local parks. Activity options for area school field trips can give kids a personal experience with nature during the school year, and summer camp options create a great learning environment for summer nature experience. […]

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What Burlington Home Buyers Should Know About Mortgage Points

Benchmark - March 18, 2014 - home buying tips

Buying a home in Burlington, Massachusetts can be exciting. Whether you are buying your first home or want to get into real estate investing, it is important for you to know how mortgage points function. When you are closing on a home, you will have the opportunity to pay for mortgage points. Burlington home buyers […]

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Burlington’s Annual Kids Day Celebration Takes Place 05/10/14

Benchmark - March 14, 2014 - Events

The family friendly town of Burlington will be holding its annual Kids Day celebration on May 10th this year. Sponsored by Burlington Parks and Recreation, it is the largest children’s celebration in the entire state of Vermont and Burlington has been celebrating this event for 29 years! The celebration, which is held from 10:00 am-3:00 […]

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Credit Card Myths Uncovered

Benchmark - March 11, 2014 - Credit Tips

Advice can be helpful in many cases, but following misguided or erroneous advice, even when well-intended, can have a devastating impact. The same is true of advice on bolstering your credit score. Unfortunately, there is a variety of mistaken credit advice floating around that can actually make yours worse. Here are some common myths that […]

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The Fleming Museum In Burlington Presents Eat: The Social Life Of Food

Benchmark - March 11, 2014 - local attractions

Grab a friend or a loved one and stop for a bite to eat first. Or plan a meal out after the visit. Either way, head to the Fleming Museum for its unique exhibit: EAT: The Social Life of Food. See, that meal is important. It will put you in the mood for the main […]

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