Jody Benson's Blog Posts

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains!

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsToday’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country.If your needs are changing and you

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How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates???

Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision -

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to

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Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home???

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a

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