You Served Us. Let Us Serve You.
It is because of you that the American Dream exists, and it is our mission to make sure you get the American Dream you deserve.
Meet your Certified Veteran Loan Specialists at Atlanta Mortgage Specialists,
powered by Benchmark Mortgage.
We take a different approach to VA Lending.
At Benchmark, our motto is to always do right by the Veteran. That means ensuring Veterans get the American dream they served to protect. When it comes to VA loans, our team of certified Veteran Specialists are the special forces of the mortgage industry.
NO MORE will we watch our Veteran brothers and sisters be taken advantage of when buying a home. Across the country, our loan officers and dedicated VA underwriting team are committed to bringing our Veterans home.
NO MORE call centers or online only correspondence. Relationships are the backbone of our company and we will work with you and your family face to face with honesty and transparency through your entire journey to homeownership. And if things get tough we won’t back down – our team advocates for the Veteran and is trained and equipped to tackle complex underwriting scenarios.
It’s our mission to ensure Veterans across this country are able to become homeowners, get the best advice, have the greatest home loan experience possible, and get the best deal in the market.
Meet Your Certified Veteran Loan Specialists
Certified Veteran Loan Specialist
PRYOR NMLS 157369|GRMA 28766
Our goal is to make the VA home loan an amazing experience for you. Working with Veterans is an honor and being able to get them in a home with a process that is simple and worry-free is the least we can do…after all they have done for us.
Susan Pryor, NMLS# 157369
Certified Veteran Loan Specialist
KING NMLS 220240|GRMA 25913
My dad served in Vietnam as an Army 1st Lieutenant. These men and women, including my dad, are so brave and deserve so much. I am honored to work for a company that makes our Veterans a priority and I am proud that I will have the opportunity to serve as an expert for them.
Shandy King, NMLS# 220240
At Benchmark, we put Veterans First.
We owe it to our Veterans to ensure that they can achieve the dream of homeownership in the country they put their lives on the line to serve. We are on a crusade against the common veteran mortgage myths.
0% Down = Weak Buyer
In 2017, VA buyers in 2017 had a 741 median FICO score, with a median household income of $73,769.* The 0% down payment is an earned benefit of currently serving, or of having served, our country.
*Source: Department of Veteran’s Affairs 2017 Lenders Conference
VA Loans take longer to close.
At Benchmark, we closed VA loans in an average of 25 days* in 2017 and early 2018.
*Turn times subject to change. All loans subject to borrower qualifying. Restrictions may apply.
VA Appraisals are Tougher
Unlike conventional appraisals, there is a ‘Tidewater Alert’ process that may lead to an increase in value BEFORE the appraiser issues a final value, if the value is suspected to come in under list price
Ready To Serve You
Benchmark has helped thousands of Veterans achieve the dream of home ownership, and we are ready to help you too. If you are ready to apply, you can click on the Apply Now button below. Maybe you have questions. If you want to talk to us first, feel free to call us at 678-738-0516 or fill out the contact form, and we will contact you as soon as we can.