Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:05 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If you plan to get an FHA mortgage next year you may have to settle for a smaller loan, depending on where you live.

Monday, October 28, 2013 5:33 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Regulators must stop choking the housing recovery, the Mortgage Bankers Association president said today.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:49 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Some homebuyers may have to reschedule their closings.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:50 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite a plan to reduce staff by 96 percent, HUD says it will keep the lights on.

Friday, September 27, 2013 5:19 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Senior homeowners who want to cash out equity with a reverse mortgage will have to play by new rules when applying for a loan after the end of this month.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

HUD charged Fifth Third Bank and a mortgage company in Michigan with discriminating against a couple with disabilities when they tried to refinance their mortgage.

Friday, August 23, 2013 5:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The FHA has opened the doors for buyers who faced foreclosure, short sale and bankruptcy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:27 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

FHA is kicking some business over to private insurers.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

This week Congress passed a reverse mortgage reform bill designed to both help retirees and improve the soundness of the program.

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