Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:10 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising prices are driving homeowners into positive equity, but it could be a long road.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 3:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

More homeowners are gaining equity, but millions remain under threat of foreclosure.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:45 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Seeking higher returns from your home’s equity could leave you homeless.

Monday, February 27, 2012 5:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Carrying a mortgage is no easier on America’s middle class, even though home prices have dropped dramatically, according to a new study by Center for Housing Policy. Nearly a quarter of 45 million households in the study spent more than half their monthly budget on housing costs in 2010. The author of the study, Laura