Martini Mortgage Podcast

Martini Mortgage Podcast

Kevin Martini with the Martini Group at Benchmark Mortgage is known for helping his Clients and Real Estate Partners create wealth through real estate with a mortgage. Kevin Martini and the entire Martini Mortgage Group have a unique way to simply and effectively communicate the current home loan and market opportunities. It is not just a house...it is a home. Listen and see for your self...enjoy:)

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January 11, 2021 15 min

What is the outlook for the mortgage markets…what is the outlook for the housing market and what is the outlook for the economy in 2021?  Will interest rates rise in the year ahead?  Did you miss the opportunity to refinance?  Did you miss the opportunity to buy a home at an epic home loan rate? Will housing remain strong in 2021?  So many questions & they all will be answered in this special episode of the Martini Mortgage Pod...

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If you are a first-time home buyer in North Carolina or a military veteran buying a home in North Carolina then you may be eligible for $8,000 in downpayment assistance with the North Carolina First Home Advantage Downpayment Program offered by the (a.k.a. NCHFA) with loan originated by the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina however serving all 100 counties in North Carolina.

 

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December 16, 2020 11 min

If you are a first-time homebuyer, a repeat homebuyer or work in the real estate arena this podcast episode is for you.   Chief Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini curated this Martini Mortgage Podcast episode to simply explain the housing market and the process of getting a mortgage and to introduce a free resource which is referred to as  The Winter 2021 edition of the Martini Buyer Guide (a.k.a. Things to Consider when Buying a H...

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Chief Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini hosts episode 114 of the Martini Mortgage Podcast which is about the new 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac home loans.  

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac maximum conforming loan limits for 2021 will increase to $584,250 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) November 24, 2020 Press Release.  The 2021 maximum conforming loan limits will increase $37,850 from ...

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There is a high likelihood that if you see a home for sale that is properly priced in great condition there could be a bidding war.  Maybe you may experience a bidding war if the home for sale is not properly priced too.  The real estate market right now is very tight so a buyer needs to be prepared for a bidding war.  Kevin Martini shares 3 strategies to  be victorious in a bidding war in episode 113 of the Martini Mortgage Podcas...

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Many feel selling a home is stressful under normal circumstances and can be very stressful if you are selling during a pandemic.  Seller have many concerns like: how is the real estate market during the pandemic, is it smart to sell during a pandemic ???when you list your house for sale, how do you know the people touring your home for sale are serious ??? how do I know that the my house will sell for the price I want and on the ti...

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October 2, 2020 13 min

The fastest-growing crime in the nation is Identity Theft (a.k.a. Identity Fraud). 1 out of 15 people will be impacted by Identity Theft.  Many think monitoring it is the best strategy however this alerts you after a bad actor has already gained access to your information. The credit freeze it is the most reliable defense you have in your arsenal to prevent Identity Fraud.

One needs to be proactive to prevent Identity Theft, they s...

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Things to Consider When Buying a Home Fall 2020

There are many thing to consider when buying a home as a first time home buyer or as a repeat homebuyer.  Raleigh Mortgage Strategist, Kevin Martini, highlights 10 key topics that are top of mind for many right now whom are considering to buy real estate now, soon or in the future.

Episode 110 is an audio summary of the Fall 2020 Martini Buyer Guide called: Things to Consider when Buy...

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Your mortgage can be a deal maker or a deal breaker.  When you are buying a home for the first time or as a repeat buyer, it is irrelevant to communicate to a home seller that you are ready and willing…you need to communicate that you are ready , willing and able to buy.  The only way to properly communicate your ability to buy is via a Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter. 

 

Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini with the Martini Mortgage Gro...

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Is owning a home right for everyone - NO IT IS NOT! Is owning a home right for you?  I do not know, but I do know there are financial benefits to owning a home and this episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast will highlight the 5 Kevin Martini Financial Reasons for Homeownership.

 

Buying a home as a first-time homebuyer or as a repeat homebuyer is a process, not an event.  Since there is never a substitute for education…the home b...

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July 24, 2020 14 min

There are times that people talk about the ‘Good Old Days’…what they were able to do way back when.  There are few moments in life that you are able to live in the ‘Good Old Days’ and right now is one of those rare occasions.  Right now is the ‘Good Old Days’ for real estate and home loan rates and potentially a once in a life-time opportunity.

 

Kevin Martini is the Branch Manager and Chief Mortgage Strategist with the Martini Mor...

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July 16, 2020 14 min

Today, top of mind with many people is real estate.  People that own real estate are concerned about the economy and how it is going to impact their home value.  Renters are concerned with jobs or unemployment numbers and this is preventing them from exploring buying options.  Jobs and the housing market is what this special episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast is all about. 

 

KEVIN MARTINI | NMLS ID 143962 | CHIEF Mortgage Str...

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June 25, 2020 14 min

The VA Home Loan is not just one of the most powerful home loan options but it is also the best mortgage option available today.  When you think about it, it should be.  The best home loan product should be reserved for the brave that serve our country.  This episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast highlights the 4 things that you need to know about the VA Home Loan AND Kevin Martini shares the 9 benefits that an active Servicememb...

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June 17, 2020 12 min

Mortgage rates are not just low they are hovering near historic all-time lows.  In addition, home appreciation in this market is not myth — it is a reality! Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini discusses what the current home loan rate environment is like and what it means to one that is a first-time home buyer or a repeat homebuyer too.  Plus a discussion about home prices...where are they head and how has COVID-19 impacted them.

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The housing market in 2020 is not like the real estate market in 2008.  Many people have questions today about where the housing market is headed since courtesy of COVID-19 we are in the middle of an economic slowdown.  The current real estate market today is materially different then the real estate market in 2008. 

 

The 103rd episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast with Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini is called: If you are thi...

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June 3, 2020 11 min

June is National Homeownership Month – even though the official celebration for National Homeownership Month is in June, every month and every day in any year is truly a time to celebrate homeownership.  Obviously there are economic benefits to homeownership but the reality is that homeownership also provides other benefits to you and your family and host Kevin Martini will highlight them in this episode, episode 102 of the Martini...

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The 100th episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast with Kevin Martini is called: “What is going on that you need to know!” Kevin Martini is not just the host of the Martini Mortgager Podcast, he is also the Branch Manager and Senior Mortgage Strategist of the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and helps families in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

So many are out of w...

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May 21, 2020 14 min

Credit score 101 is the name of the 101st episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast which is hosted by Raleigh Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini with the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage. 

 

FACT: You need a credit to secure a mortgage. 

 

FACT: Many people overestimate what their credit score needs to be in order to secure a mortgage.  In addition, many people overestimate the amount of money that is needed for down paym...

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5 questions a homebuyer, a homeowner or a Realtor need to know right now by Mortgage Strategist Kevin Martini with the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage.

The 5 questions I will be answering are:

  • When will the economy recover?
  • How will unemployment impact housing?
  • Are we going into a recession?
  • It is spring-time…should you buy a home now?
  • I love my home and it is going to be my home for a long time…should I refinance?
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    Coronavirus Mortgage Relief and Opportunity Options is a special episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast to help one understand their relief options and for one to understand their opportunities if they are a homeowner or want to be a homeowner.  

     

    Kevin Martini | NMLS ID 143962 | Senior Mortgage Strategist & Branch Manager | Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage | Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC NMLS ID 2143 | 507 N...

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