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Boot’n & Shoot’n 2018 Raises $1Million for Veterans

DALLAS, TX—The month of April means the first full month of Spring, wildflowers, and the arrival of what former Governor Rick Perry described as “the most patriotic day in Texas:” Boot’n & Shoot’n. Boot’n & Shoot’n is an annual event to raise money for US military veterans who risked it all. For the second year …

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Homeownership and Your 2017 Tax Return

The deadline to file your 2017 tax returns is approaching on April 17th. If you have not filed your taxes yet, you can take this opportunity to talk to your tax professional about how homeownership may impact your tax return this year. Here are a few reasons why you may want to. Mortgage Interest may …

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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the difference?

Looking at homes without knowing how much you can afford can be a waste of time for you and your realtor. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” unknown The same wise sentiment can apply to purchasing a home – why start house …

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April is the Month of the Military Child

As of September 2017 there were an estimated total of 1.3 million active duty service members in our U.S. Department of Defense and, another 800 thousand in the reserves. Of those 1.3 million, almost 22,000 individuals were from Kansas alone. Since 9/11 more than 2 million children have had a parent deploy, and more than half have experienced 2 or more deployments. Read more

VA Loans – What They Mean for You.

Homeownership is the desire of many, in fact, a survey by the National Association of Realtors found that 87% of respondents saw Homeownership as part of the American Dream. With stats like those, it comes as no surprise that this American dream – the dream our military has served to protect – is a desire of theirs as well. How much do you know about the VA Loan?

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Winter, Pets, and Homeownership

There are a TON of benefits homeownership brings for you and your pets. 68% of American households have a pet, according to the most recent APPA Pet Ownership Survey. The most popular pet being dogs in 48% of households, followed by cats in 38% of households. With our furry friends being such a big part …

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Mortgage Applications Rise 4.1% According to Most Recent Data

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 4.1% increase in mortgage applications from the prior week. Steve Remington, Benchmark’s Chief Operations Officer, noted that the increase in applications could be a consumer response to the recent trend in the market, indicating a shift from the prolonged period of low interest rates. “Mortgage Bankers Association Data indicates …

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