Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:11 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Good news today for folks who can afford to borrow a half-million or more to buy a house: J.P. Morgan is the latest bank to ease its lending standards for jumbo mortgage.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:09 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The rollout of easier-to-use mortgage documents has been delayed three months.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 12:02 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Bankers will get a grace period from enforcement of a mortgage regulation that goes into effect Aug. 1.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The mortgage industry is having trouble meeting a deadline that it knew about for 20 months. So its lobbyists are asking for a penalty-free extension lasting for five months.

Friday, May 08, 2015 2:50 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Find out what Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says are the biggest challenges lying ahead for employment.

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Friday, March 06, 2015 10:04 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

With the economy growing by 295,000 jobs in February, it looks like rising mortgage rates are here to stay.

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Friday, February 06, 2015 10:28 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Higher mortgage rates are coming, maybe soon. That’s what the January employment report implies.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:15 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

When 65 percent of homeowners say they are “very confident” that they know their mortgage rate, most of them are overconfident.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:32 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The homeownership rate fell to its lowest point in more than 20 years in the final quarter of 2014.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:42 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

According to the Supreme Court, you can rescind, or cancel, the mortgage any time within three years. All you have to do is send a letter to the lender.

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