Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Tags: economy, jobs
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.

Tags: economy
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.

Tags: gnews, news
Monday, December 15, 2014 6:05 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

In this podcast, Bankrate’s Washington bureau chief, Mark Hamrick, talks with his guests about where the economy is headed and how we should prepare.

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:10 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Remember the wise decision that Bank of America made in August 2001 in light of the decision it’s making now.

Tags: Mortgages, news
Friday, November 07, 2014 9:24 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

When policymakers and pundits talk about home affordability, they usually discuss mortgage interest rates and student loan debt. But the underlying problem is slow wage growth.

Tags: economy
Thursday, November 06, 2014 1:53 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

When a lender makes a paperwork error, is justice served by forcing the lender to cancel the loan three years later?

Tags: news
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:59 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The homeownership rate keeps sinking. Now it’s at its lowest level since 1994.

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