Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:48 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Jane Chrissy Smith is one of the lucky ones. She claimed the first-time homebuyer credit on her 2010 tax return, was entitled to a refund and finally got her money last week. “Got my money today with $30 interest attached and a reminder that I will have to claim the interest on next year’s taxes!

Monday, May 09, 2011 11:13 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

What’s going on with home sales? It’s a question that concerns homebuyers, home sellers, homeowners and renters who’ve contemplated trading their rent check for a mortgage payment. At the moment, it’s not an easy question to answer with the usual comparative data. Resales of existing homes were up 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted and