Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:19 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

When selling your home, brag about your fenced backyard if you have one. You might sell your house faster.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:28 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Does owning a vacation home make Bernie Sanders a 1-percenter? Probably not; he might be more like a 3.5-percenter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:13 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Most mortgage companies starve their servicing departments, to the frustration of their captive customers. The companies that do a good job of servicing deserve attention for it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:40 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Good luck if you want a mortgage for less than $50,000. They’re hard to get, and that’s a problem.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:07 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Today’s weak report on 2nd quarter gross domestic product is welcome news for mortgage shoppers.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:26 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

A redditor (that’s a member of the freewheeling website Reddit) asks: “Homeowners of Reddit: when you purchased your first home, what item did you not think about that ended being very useful to you?” RATE SEARCH: Shop today for a mortgage. What a great question, and the answers are delightful. Some are profane and hilarious.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 1:13 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Housing is unaffordable for too many people, and government can help, according to the Democratic Party’s platform.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

It’s still a seller’s market out there in most places. So rejoice if you’re selling a house, and feel a bit apprehensive if you’re trying to find a house to buy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:12 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Chinese buyers are the most prolific by far, according to the National Association of Realtors. From April 2015 to March this year, Chinese buyers spent more on American homes than the next 4 countries combined.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:51 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates have fallen to near record lows since last month’s Brexit vote, and many homeowners are refinancing. There’s more than just 1 way to refinance. Here are some of your options.

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