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Setting the Benchmark

We set the Benchmark by our dedication to our five core values. These values extend beyond mere talking points; they are our way of life.   Relationships  In the mortgage business, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of each individual loan. With Benchmark, it is never only about the transaction. We keep the focus on …

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Celebrating Our Veterans

Benchmark is thankful for all United States veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made for our country. We asked some of our own veterans here at Benchmark to share what makes them proud to have served our great nation. I am proud to have served in the US Navy. Volunteering four years of my life seems …

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Appraisal Shortage Causing Delays In Home Sales

CNBC published an article on their Real Estate blog entitled, “‘Massive’ shortage of appraisers causing home sales delays” Below are a few quotes that summarize the story quickly, in case you don’t have the time or patience to read the article yourself. “The appraisal shortage is massive. You’re seeing significant delays, you’re seeing cost increases, …

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What You Should Know About First Time Home Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over 1/3 of all real estate purchases are first time homebuyers and this infographics helps us understand who they are. We used data collected by the National Association of Realtors and turned it into a fun way to digest the information. Check out our very first infographic and feel free to share it: (Click on ...

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