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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I Am Benchmark - January 18, 2016 - holiday, I have a dream, Inspiration & Motivation, MLK

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Benchmark Cares: Achievement Center of Texas

I Am Benchmark - January 5, 2016 - autism, Benchmark Cares, Benchmark Loving Cup Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Heard Museum, helping families, Loving Cup, Loving Cup Fund, Milo the robot, Springcreek Forest Preserve, The Achievement Center of Texas, World Habitat Day

CORPORATE CHAMPIONS WHO CARE AWARD The 2009 Corporate recipient of this prestigious award( is Benchmark Mortgage and their co-founders Bryan Harlan and Stewart Hunter. Two years ago, they created what is known as the Benchmark Loving Cup Fund which assists families and their special needs individuals to remain at the Achievement Center during hard economic …

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15 New Years Resolutions And the Secret to Keeping Them

I Am Benchmark - January 4, 2016 - 2016, Happy New Year, How to Set and Achieve Goals, Inspiration & Motivation, Life Tips, New Year Resolutions, New Years, Secrets to Keeping Your Resolutions

Happy New Year! The fresh start of a new year is always nice. The ups and downs of 2015 are left behind, and a bright new canvas lies ahead. What are your hopes and dreams for this New Year? Maybe amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you haven’t had a chance to make your …

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Home Prices and Mortgage Interest Rates to Rise in 2016

I Am Benchmark - December 23, 2015 - Banks and Lending, Buying a Home, Federal Reserve and Real Estate Mortgage interest, Home Price projection 2016, home prices, Home prices by state 2016, interest rates, Interest rates will rise in 2016, Mortgage interest rates 2016, Mortgage News, Real Estate Market

Your home’s mortgage payment is based on the price of the home (minus the down payment), and the interest rate for the loan. Both prices and interest rates will likely rise in 2016. Home Prices CoreLogic anticipates a national 5.2% home value increase for the next year. The percentage varies by state, with WA, CA, NV, UT, AZ, NM, FL, and …

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Benchmark.us New Website Update

I Am Benchmark - December 21, 2015 - benchmark.us, Marketing & Social Media, mobile-friendly, new website, News, Press Release, resources, website

Benchmark.us Has a New Look! Today, we are excited to release our all new website here at Benchmark.us. (it was a labor of love, and is long overdue) The Design Plan for Our New Website at Benchmark.us When we set out to make a new website, we started by thinking about our clients: YOU. We wanted our new website …

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10 Great Christmas Traditions for Your Family

I Am Benchmark - December 14, 2015 - Christmas Traditions, Cool Stories, Family Ideas, Family Traditions, Inspiration & Motivation, Merry Christmas, new baby!

Merry Christmas! The trees, the lights, the music, and of course, the meaning behind it all: It really is the most wonderful time of the year! I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music on November 1, and don’t be surprised if I put decorations out before Thanksgiving. I love Christmas and everything …

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Find A Great Real Estate Agent The Easy Way

bmadmin - November 24, 2015 - Buying a Home, for sale by owner, how to find a great real estate agent, how to find a great realtor, pricing your home, Real Estate Market, realtors, Selling a Home, social media

Looking to buy or sell your home? You may have noticed the vast amount of information available in the news and on the internet about real estate. When trying to make sense of it all, one can easily get overwhelmed or confused. You need an agent who can help navigate the current housing market. If you are looking to sell, you […]

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Homeowner Average Net Worth 3,600% Higher Than Renter

I Am Benchmark - September 4, 2015 - Buying a Home, Financial Planning, Home Ownership, Real Estate Investing, Real Estate Market, Think About It

Not only has the housing market made a strong economic recovery, but also in consumer and expert confidence in home-ownership as an investment. Not Because of a Difference in Lifestyle In the New York Times, an editorial entitled, “Homeownership and Wealth Creation” explains: “Homeownership long has been central to Americans’ ability to amass wealth; even with the substantial decline in wealth […]

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Find A Great Real Estate Agent The Easy Way

I Am Benchmark - August 21, 2015 - Buying a Home, for sale by owner, how to find a great real estate agent, how to find a great realtor, pricing your home, Real Estate Market, realtors, Selling a Home, social media

Looking to buy or sell your home? You may have noticed the vast amount of information available in the news and on the internet about real estate. When trying to make sense of it all, one can easily get overwhelmed or confused. You need an agent who can help navigate the current housing market. If you are looking to sell, you […]

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Is it a Good Idea to Rent Rather than Sell Your Home?

I Am Benchmark - July 17, 2015 - Better to rent than sell?, FRBO, FSBO, homeowner, landlord, Landlord responsibility checklist, Selling a Home, Should I rent my home?, Think About It

With more homeowners considering that now may be a good time to sell their home, we thought it would be a good idea to consider whether renting might be a better idea. According to Fannie Mae’s June 2015 National Housing Survey, 52% of respondents said that now is a good time to sell. Perhaps more interestingly, […]

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