Author: I Am Benchmark

What to look for when touring the home you want to buy.

If you are looking for your first, or next, home, you will likely tour several before finding "the one." Before you let yourself be swept off your feet, stay grounded and take a closer look. While you will want to get a professional inspection, it's a good idea to get a good idea on your own. Doing so may save the cost of a professional, if significant issues are discovered, or if the home needs more work than you are willing to take on.

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2019 Summer Market Update With Jim McMahan: Is it a good time to refinance?

In this video, Jim McMahan, President of Benchmark Mortgage, talks about the market, interest rates, and debt strategy to help you decide whether refinancing might be a good option for your financial goals.

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Mortgage Excellence

In 1999, a couple of friends who worked as loan officers decided that they could do more. The mortgage industry needed something new and better. The time was right to prioritize the client experience. They knew that doing better meant putting the best team together. They wanted to create a company that would set standards; …

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The McMillan Team Podcast with Wendy Dabrusin

Wendy Dabrusin is one of Benchmark’s top loan officers! And her experience, coupled with her Certified Divorce Lending Professional designation, she really has a wealth of knowledge to tap in to. In today’s podcast we ask her questions about how real estate, mortgage and divorce are often intricately intertwined.


The McMillan Team Podcast with Kenn Renner

Kenn and David go way back! And Kenn was one of the most popular guests on David’s radio show Real Estate Radio. He has sold over $350M in real estate and has put out several books, YouTube videos and several episodes of HGTV’s show House Hunters. Kenn and David can help you with your real estate and mortgage needs.

Boot’n & Shoot’n 2019 Recap: Benchmark Gives Back

Boot’n & Shoot’n 2019 took place on April 18th, and we are pleased to announce that more than 1 million dollars was raised to help veterans this year! This is Boot’n & Shoot’n’s 8th year, and Benchmark has been behind every single one. Every year, this event is special, and this year’s was no different. …

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May 4th is International Firefighters’ Day

Firefighters put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others. From fighting fires, to providing emergency medical attention, and rescuing people from physical danger, firefighters deserve more praise than they often receive. Below are some of the tasks firefighters perform for you and your community. Responding To Fire Emergencies Contain and Extinguish …

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The McMillan Team Podcast with Phillip Gutierres

Phillip Gutierres is celebrating 20 years of practicing real estate and representing hundreds of clients buying and selling in the Austin area! His biggest joy comes from serving Veterans and their families with their real estate needs and beyond.  Phillip is qualified to counsel veterans regarding their VA benefits.   He can answer your questions and give organization to this often-complicated issue!