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You Served Us. Let Us Serve You.

 

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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.

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(certificate of eligibility)

Just select your scenario, fill out the form below,

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Please use the dropdown above to select your scenario. The requirements for eligibility will display here, and your selection will be sent to your loan officer with the COE form below.

Veteran

Requirements for Eligibility:

DD Form 214 – required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).

Current or former National Guard or Reserve member who has been activated Federal active service

Requirements for Eligibility:

DD Form 214 – required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).

Active Duty Servicemember

Requirements for Eligibility:

A current statement of service:

  • signed by (or by the direction of):

    the adjutant, personnel office, or commander of the unit or higher headquarters

  • showing:

    Your full name

    Social Security Number

    Date of birth

    Entry date on active duty

    The duration of any lost time

    The name of the command providing the information

Current National Guard or Reserve member who has never been Federal active service

Requirements for Eligibility:

Statement of service:

  • signed by (or by the direction of):

    the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters

  • showing:

    Your full name

    Social Security Number

    Date of birth

    Entry date on duty

    The total number of creditable years of service

    The duration of any lost time

    The name of the command providing the information

Discharged member of the National Guard who has never been activated for Federal active service

Requirements for Eligibility:

NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, for each period of National Guard service

-AND-

NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, and proof of the character of service

Discharged member of the Selected Reserve who has never been activated for Federal active service

Requirements for Eligibility:

Copy of your latest annual retirement points statement and evidence of honorable service

You are a Surviving Spouse in Receipt of DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits

Requirements for Eligibility:

Submit VA form 26-1817 and veteran’s DD214 ( if available)

Include veteran’s and surviving spouse’s social security number on the 26-1817 form

You are a Surviving Spouse and are not receiving DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits

Requirements for Eligibility:

Submit the following to the appropriate Compensation and Pension office:

  • VA form 21-534
  • DD214 (if available)
  • Marriage License
  • Death Certificate or DD Form 1300 – Report of Casualty
  • Please find the mailing address for your state to send the VA 21-534 on the following link. PMC States

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We take a different approach to VA Lending.

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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.

 

The Veterans Home Front: About

 

Meet Your Certified Veteran Loan Specialists

Susan Pryor


Certified Veteran Loan Specialist

678-712-2063
Susan.Pryor@benchmark.us
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

Shandy King, certified VA Loan Specialist

Shandy King


Certified Veteran Loan Specialist
404-557-4454
Shandy.King@benchmark.us
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

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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.

Myth 1

0% Down = Weak Buyer

FALSE

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
https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/lenders_conf.asp

Myth 2

VA Loans take longer to close.

FALSE

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.

Myth 3

VA Appraisals are Tougher

FALSE

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.

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