Market Updates

June 13, 2022

10 Home improvements with the highest return

Ten home improvement projects with the highest return on investment in 2022.
  • Landscaping, aka your Curb appeal.
  • Updated Kitchen Appliances.
  • New Front Door.
  • Windows.
  • Flooring.
  • Bathroom Remodel.
  • A Fresh Coat of Paint.
  • Garage Door Replacements.
  • Siding Replacements.
  • Patio, Deck

Ben Mercuri - Benchmarq Realty

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May 23, 2022

In the News

5/23/2022- In the News

- Weekly mortgage demand from homebuyers drops 12%.

- Building & Material prices up 36% as inflation continues to surge.

- Tight housing supply continues to fuel housing price increases as median home prices        increase 14% annually compared to last year..

- The month of ...

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May 6, 2022

What Rising Interest Rates Mean To You

5/5/2022- Federal Reserve has just raised its federal funds rate by a half point, a move that has not been seen in over a decade! What does that mean to consumers? The central bank sets the Federal Funds rate. This is the rate which banks both  local, regional and ...

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March 29, 2022

2022 Real Estate Trends

2022 Real Estate Trends


·         Gray kitchens are becoming less popular & all white kitchens might be starting to date themselves!

·         The mid-century modern furniture trend may finally be over.

·         Barn doors could be replaced by other types of statement entryways.

·         Accent ...

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March 22, 2022

Labor Shortage

Labor shortage

The pandemic cost millions of Americans their jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 9.6 million of them are actively seeking work, however businesses are reporting significant labor shortages. Weekly jobless claims are at a pandemic-era low just this past week, but businesses, particularly in the ...

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