Hilary Benton's Blog Posts

Check Yourself 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle In October

https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/home-maintenance-checklist/

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4 Smart Strategies To Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast Without Going Broke

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/smart-strategies-pay-off-mortgage/

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Busted 6 Common Refinancing Myths That Could Be Costing You Money

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/refinancing-myths-to-stop-believing/

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How To Best Save For A Down Payment On A House

https://www.moneyunder30.com/save-downpayment-house?platform

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The High Impact Of Low Interest Rates On Your Purchasing Power

https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2017/07/11/the-high-impact-of-low-interest-rates-on-your-purchasing/

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Mortgage Rates Push Above 4 Average

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/07/14/mortgage-rates-push-above-4

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5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership

https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2017/07/13/the-5-greatest-benefits-of/

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The Best Housing Markets For Growth And Stability In 2017

https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-housing-markets-for-growth-and-stability

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How Do Mortgages Work What You Need To Know About The Loan Process

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/how-mortgages/

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8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home

http://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/mistakes-that-keep-people-from-selling-their/

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4 Reasons To Buy This Summer

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have

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11 Reasons Why Your Home Isnt Selling

By Charles MuotohWhen you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you've put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if

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1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of

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What You Need To Know About Buying A Home This Spring

https://www.trulia.com/blog/buying-home-2017-spring-real-estate/

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5 Surprising Ways To Save For A Down Payment

SPONSORED BYSHARE THIS Email This Pin This Tweet ThisTOPICBuy & Sell, Buy, First-Time Home BuyerPrint articleBuying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions:

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The Housing Market Is Outperforming

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/05/02/housing-market-outperforming#.WRNG8Oi2iQM

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Fed To Signal Ratehike Plan In Place Despite Soft Economic Data

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-to-signal-rate-hike-plan-in-place-despite-soft-economic-data-2017-04-27?mod

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6 Things Professional Burglars Dont Want You To Know

http://blog.rismedia.com/2017/6-things-professional-burglars-dont-want-you-to-know/#.WQu1ESY77us

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Incomes Need To Rise At This Pace To Stay On Track With Rents

Rent raised? You’ll need a raise.According to a new analysis by Zillow, the average renter would need his or her income to grow by $168 to keep up with an expected 1 percent rise in rents over the

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What Are The Best States For Millennials The Answer May Surprise You

When you think about the ideal state for Millennials to live in, you likely imagine them traipsing around California or New York. But a recent MoneyRates.com study shows the best state for young

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Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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Adjustable Rates Making A Comeback

Adjustable-rate mortgages make a comeback as rate rises loomPublished: Mar 10, 2017 11:06 a.m. ET 1 The difference between an adjustable-rate and a 30-year-fixed loan is now about a

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Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal

Projects to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal Given the amount of time homeowners spend inside their homes, it’s no surprise that most remodeling dollars end up indoors. But neglecting your home

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10 Tips For Firsttime Homebuyers

10 tips for first-time homebuyersHow to navigate the real estate market June 18, 2015Brena SwansonHomebuyers are caught in a storm of low inventory, high demand and tight credit availability

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Many Are Rushing Get Ahead Of Rising Mortgage Rates

Americans are rushing to get ahead of rising mortgage ratesByAndrea RiquierPublished: Feb 3, 2017 10:36 a.m. ET The response, after a year of the lowest rates on record, may be a good signal

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Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged In Anticipation Of Trump Policy

The Federal Reserve kept the key interest rate unchanged this week as it looks to future fiscal policy under the new administration—a decision in line with its intent to raise rates only

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2016 Best Year For The US Housing Market Since Financial Crisis

Data on US new-home sales released Thursday confirmed that 2016 was the best year for the housing market since the financial crisis.Although sales slumped in December — by 10.4% at a

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Home Buyers Guide To New Construction

Imagine being the very first person to live in your new home.Any buyer shopping for a home today, in any market and at any price point, is likely to come across new construction homes for sale.

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