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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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How to Refinance Without a New 30-year Commitment.

Now, you could get a refinance loan for any term between 15 and 30 years! Get a better rate without "starting over". Benchmark presents: Odd Term Mortgages.

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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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Your Top Google Searches about Buying a Home: We’ve Got the Answers! 

With the summer home buying season heating up, we are here to help with some of your top Google searches about buying a home. We looked at the data from Google Trends to find out your top questions about homeownership.

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Natural Lawn Maintenance Tips for Safe Summer Fun

A lawn in summer is a wonderful thing! It is the proper location for picnics, barbecues, slip-n-slides, and more. Forget chemical fertilizers and herbicides. You can still enjoy a healthy SAFE lawn by following natural lawn maintenance tips below.

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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!