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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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Owning A Home May Already Be Within Reach

Have you told yourself that you’re too _____ to buy a home? The blank could be almost anything. Whether you think you’re too broke, too poor, or your credit score is too low, are you allowing an invisible script to prevent you from attaining your dream of owning your own home? Just a side note: …

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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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Month of the Military Child

Our nation’s military families make a lot of sacrifices for our country. The Department of Defense designated the month of April in 1986 as ‘The Month of the Military Child’ to commend the sacrifices and devoted support of service members’ children. There are over one million active-duty dependent children living worldwide. These military children are …

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What is mortgage forbearance, and what does it mean for you?

In a mortgage forbearance agreement, the lender agrees not to foreclose on a mortgage, and the borrower agrees to a plan that will result in a temporary adjustment to provide relief, and to pay the balance to be current with the original payment plan.

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