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Happy Veterans Day from Benchmark

If you or someone you love has served our nation in military service, thank you for your service to our nation. Happy Veterans Day from Benchmark. The story of Veterans Day began on November 11, 1918, when the Allied nations and Germany went into armistice, bringing an end to “the war to end all wars.” …

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Tips For Home Buyers In A Low Inventory Market

Housing inventory is one of the factors that can dramatically affect the temperature of the real estate market. Less inventory means more potentially more competition and higher prices. Whether you’re a buyer or currently in the seller market, this can determine your strategy. Like most investments or assets, housing inventory can fluctuate anytime. This is …

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Buy Now To Buy More: What Interest Rates Mean For You

An interest rate determines how much money must be paid in a mortgage payment. The higher the rate, the higher the interest payment. Do you agree that buying now really does mean buying more?

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PCS Nation: Interview with C.C. Gallagher

Benchmark's PCS Nation wants to make sure that all of our military members have all of the resources they need to make their PCS move a little less stressful. In this episode, Benchmark VA Loan Boss Jason Stier sits down to interview C.C. Gallagher, creator of the Stressless PCS Kit.

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Benchmark means equal access for everyone

Every day, we work hard to make sure that the "You" in our motto means everyone. We do not discriminate against any customer, and strive to provide a first-class mortgage experience for all.

Racism has no place in our society, and Benchmark is committed to providing equal access to everyone who desires the American dream of home ownership.

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Is Buying A Home Really More Expensive Than Renting?

If you rent, you probably have good reasons. I bet that “paying my landlord’s mortgage”, “noisy neighbors”, or other caveats aren’t among them. Look, we know that owning isn’t right for everyone. As much as we write about why owning a home is better than renting, there are legitimate reasons for choosing to rent. For …

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Strategies for A Successful PCS Move

Active duty service members move every 3 years on average. For military families, frequent relocation can create added stress, as you have to find new housing, coordinate the logistics of a move, and establish new roots in an unfamiliar place. At Benchmark, we want to help alleviate some of that stress, and help ensure a …

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Define COVID-19 Forbearance Repayment Options 

We previously talked about Forbearance as an option for anyone negatively impacted because of COVID-19. Forbearance is one of the most common options for those who cannot make their mortgage payments on time. Typically, once a loan is out of the agreed timeframe of forbearance, the borrower is expected to pay a “balloon payment,” or …

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