Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 06, 2015 9:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Whether you’re talking interest rates, PMI or new down payment requirements, 2015 may be the last best year to buy. Here’s how to do it right.

Friday, May 30, 2014 2:54 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The majority of homebuyers end up with higher-than-expected monthly mortgage payments because of private mortgage insurance premiums.

Monday, April 18, 2011 10:26 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

“The five-year swoon in home prices has done little to shake the confidence of the American public in the investment value of homeownership.” That’s the key finding of a new nationwide Pew Research Center survey that queried about 2,140 adults in late March. Indeed, more than 80 percent of those polled said buying a home was