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How to Buy in a Competitive Summer Market

The weather is heating up, and so is the summer housing market. With more buyers entering the market looking to find a new home during the summer months, competition can be fierce. Every homebuyer’s nightmare is finding their dream home, only to lose it in a multiple-offer scenario that drives the asking price up beyond …

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We’re Pulling Certificates of Eligibility: at Fort Benning’s Centennial Independence Celebration, Jun 23, 2018

We Will Be At Fort Benning’s Centennial Independence Celebration!

Will you? https://benning.armymwr.com/calendar/event/independence-celebration/2325907/25337

To help our active military and veterans be able to take the first step in building wealth for their family through home ownership, we are pulling Certificates of Eligibility on site for free!

We'll pull your Certificate of Eligibility for you!

 

In Addition, We are Excited to be Joined by:

Joe Jones
From his Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/johnny_joey/

STAFF SERGEANT (RET.) JOEY JONES

https://theveteranshomefront.com/blog/2018/03/20/joey-jones/    –    http://johnnyjoeyjones.com/

Combat-wounded Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Johnny “Joey” Jones turned a traumatic, life-changing disability into a personal mission to improve the lives of all veterans.

USMC JAY MCMAKEN

https://theveteranshomefront.com/blog/2018/03/20/jay-mcmaken/

Jay is passionate about bringing Veterans home. After his service in the United States Marine Corps, Jay entered the mortgage industry. After realizing the power of VA loans had for service members, he made it his personal mission to debunk the myths surrounding VA loans for loan officers, realtors, mortgage professionals, and Veterans across the United States.

Welcome to Benchmark Mortgage in Columbus, GA!

Hi All! I’m Bill Clayton, Branch Manager of Benchmark Mortgage here in Columbus. I am really excited that you’re visiting our site.

Whether you are a consumer or partner, I know you want to know who you are working with.
Is this company reputable?
Are the people who work there authentic and genuinely focused on helping me with my financial needs?

In our thread of blogs, you are going to meet my amazing team. You are going to see and read about who we are. It’s our way of putting ourselves out there so our customers and partners can get to know us. In addition, we’ll cover market trends, tips on getting ready for a loan, and our full line of products.

Now, we’d like to get to know you!

  1. Come on by and visit.

  2. Call us with your questions

  3. Post your opinions

  4. Post your requests of topics {or challenge our knowledge)

Be a part of our Benchmark Mortgage team! We look forward to working with you!

Boot’n & Shoot’n 2018 Raises $1Million for Veterans

DALLAS, TX—The month of April means the first full month of Spring, wildflowers, and the arrival of what former Governor Rick Perry described as “the most patriotic day in Texas:” Boot’n & Shoot’n. Boot’n & Shoot’n is an annual event to raise money for US military veterans who risked it all. For the second year …

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Homeownership and Your 2017 Tax Return

The deadline to file your 2017 tax returns is approaching on April 17th. If you have not filed your taxes yet, you can take this opportunity to talk to your tax professional about how homeownership may impact your tax return this year. Here are a few reasons why you may want to. Mortgage Interest may …

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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the difference?

Looking at homes without knowing how much you can afford can be a waste of time for you and your realtor. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” unknown The same wise sentiment can apply to purchasing a home – why start house …

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Winter, Pets, and Homeownership

There are a TON of benefits homeownership brings for you and your pets. 68% of American households have a pet, according to the most recent APPA Pet Ownership Survey. The most popular pet being dogs in 48% of households, followed by cats in 38% of households. With our furry friends being such a big part …

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Mortgage Applications Rise 4.1% According to Most Recent Data

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 4.1% increase in mortgage applications from the prior week. Steve Remington, Benchmark’s Chief Operations Officer, noted that the increase in applications could be a consumer response to the recent trend in the market, indicating a shift from the prolonged period of low interest rates. “Mortgage Bankers Association Data indicates …

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