Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Sales of new single-family homes are up more than 5% from June 2015 and more than 25% from July 2014, according to new data from the federal government.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:41 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales are up for the third straight month, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

Monday, August 17, 2015 2:21 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Builder confidence in August rose to its highest level in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:27 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who live near Trader Joe’s have higher property values than those near Whole Foods, according to a RealtyTrac report.

Friday, August 07, 2015 9:36 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Two of the nation’s largest financial institutions have discontinued their home equity loan products.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:27 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The CFPB released a “compliance bulletin” this week to remind mortgage servicers of the cancellation and termination requirements for private mortgage insurance.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:51 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Mortgage servicers are spending more time on borrowers who are behind on payments than those who are current, according to a new J.D. Power study.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:37 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The national homeownership rate is at its lowest level in 48 years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales reached record highs in June, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Housing starts jumped nearly 10 percent from May to June, a sign that the housing market is getting stronger.

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