Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:33 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Before buying a condo, make sure you won’t carry the weight of delinquent owners.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Certain muni bonds are showing record levels of mortgage delinquencies.

Monday, August 22, 2011 11:05 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The delinquency rate for residential mortgage loans increased in the second quarter. About 8.44 percent of the more than 43 million outstanding mortgages in the United States are past due, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Delinquency Survey. That’s an increase of 12 basis points compared to the last quarter and it does not

Friday, May 20, 2011 8:06 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The U.S. mortgage market appears to be on the mend. Except, that is, for the usual hot spots, where loan delinquencies and foreclosures remain so elevated they render the national statistics “somewhat meaningless.” That’s according to the latest survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., and commentary by MBA Chief Economist Jay Brinkmann.

Monday, May 17, 2010 1:50 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

Fewer consumers are paying their credit card bills late, and balances across the nation are shrinking. The national credit card delinquency rate decreased in the first quarter and credit card debt declined for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to trend data from TransUnion. The ratio of borrowers that were at least 90 days behind with their