Towards the latter part of June 2017, my wife and I decided to make the move to northern Virginia. Once we chose our realtor he recommended to us that we use Bruce Burner from Benchmark Mortgage to be our broker. I have to say that was a very wise choice. From our first conversion, Bruce and his team were wonderful and top notch. They asked us a series of questions and recommended that Veterans Administration (VA) loan would best fit our needs. Once we got our preapproval we began the search for our new home. We had only a few weeks to pick our new home because I was deploying overseas, and we saw many that we liked and we talked about each one that we were interested in. Bruce took the time to talk with my wife and I about each one, advising us on how the different counties that the homes were in would affect the VA loan. I deployed shortly after we chose our house and had the offer accepted. While I was in deployed to Afghanistan and communication was a bit difficult at times, Bruce and his team worked flawlessly within the limitations that I had, never once showing frustration with the timeline of the closing. There were times when Bruce worked late to answer questions that I had about the loan process. The Benchmark Mortgage team even aided in getting a power of attorney so that my wife would be able to complete the closing on my behalf. Our closing went smoothly and we are now in our home, which could quite possibly be our forever home. This is in no small part due to Bruce and his great staff. Their knowledge of the VA is incredible! This was not the first home that bought through the VA, and I never knew that the VA loan had so much flexibility. To anyone looking for a VA loan in the area of northern Virginia, I would without a doubt strongly recommend that you reach out to Bruce Burner and Benchmark Mortgage. You won’t go with anyone else after you talk with them.
U.S. Amy Veteran