Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:14 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

This year could be a good one for remodeling activity and new-home construction.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:06 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The financial repercussions of the housing crisis keep rumbling on.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A new tool aims to streamline the modification process for struggling homeowners.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:19 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Ditching a long-term debt might feel satisfying, but it doesn’t mean you should do it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Do younger, distressed borrowers actually help the housing recovery?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 6:47 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing crisis isn’t over for Americans older than 50.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:30 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Mortgage forgiveness would erase $700 billion in debt, but who pays?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 1:23 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The Obama administration is proposing HARP 3.0, a mortgage refinancing plan intended to simply the refinancing process.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:24 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Homeowners deluged with offers of mortgage help don’t know who to trust.

Monday, June 04, 2012 5:40 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

With mortgage ratesĀ dropping, homeowners are quick to realize the double benefit of refinancing now. Not only do they get a low rate that reduces their monthly payments, they are also locking in a shorter duration to be free of debt sooner and build up home equity faster. Freddie Mac released a report recently that shows

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