DIY Self-Draining Bath Toy Storage

This post is inspired by: http://theinspiredhome.org/bath-toy-organization/ If you have a small child (or small children), you probably have “too many” bath toys, and would benefit from an easy-access storage system. Better yet, an easy-access storage system that drains automatically. Well, you’ve come to the right place. DIY Bath Toy Organizer This set up is great! Your …

The post DIY Self-Draining Bath Toy Storage appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

Build A Decorative Mug Plaque!

This post is inspired by: http://pennywisecook.com/diy-coffee-mug-holder/ If you rely on a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, you probably don’t keep it a secret. Let’s turn your favorite dish in the cupboard (the noble mug) into a centerpiece of pride! Have you ever wanted to show off your stunning collection of unique mugs? Do you …

The post Build A Decorative Mug Plaque! appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

Build A Stylish Dog Food Station

This post is inspired by: http://addicted2diy.com/2015/07/31/diy-dog-food-station-with-storage/ While this may be a project for big dogs, you can certainly adapt the concept to fit your own adorable fur ball! This dog food station nests the food and water bowls into the top, so there is no chance of them being knocked around, or knocked over. Are you …

The post Build A Stylish Dog Food Station appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

Make Your Own Decorative Key Holder!

This post is inspired by: http://www.purplecarrotkc.com/2012/02/diy-frame-key-holder.html Do you love whimsical decorations? What about decorations that are also useful? If you have ever misplaced your keys, you may have tried to assign a place for them. The plan, anyway, is to always know where they are (at least when you’re home). Did it work? The best way to actually …

The post Make Your Own Decorative Key Holder! appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

Low Housing Inventory Driving Values Up

Many people may have been watching home values steadily rise over the past year, and notice that it isn’t slowing down. Another Housing Bubble? Is this the aftershocks of 2008? Has sub-prime lending made a comeback as the Federal Reserve has hesitated to raise interest rates? Are new homeowners soon to be upside down on …

The post Low Housing Inventory Driving Values Up appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

Benchmark Cares: Achievement Center of Texas

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 …

The post Benchmark Cares: Achievement Center of Texas appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

15 New Years Resolutions And the Secret to Keeping Them

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 …

The post 15 New Years Resolutions And the Secret to Keeping Them appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more

Home Prices and Mortgage Interest Rates to Rise in 2016

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 …

The post Home Prices and Mortgage Interest Rates to Rise in 2016 appeared first on Benchmark.

Read more