Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:26 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

New home sales rose 12.4%, reaching a seasonally adjusted rate of 654,000 units. That beats a revised June figure of 582,000 and is 31.3% higher than the July 2015 rate of 498,000 units.

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Housing starts jumped nearly 10 percent from May to June, a sign that the housing market is getting stronger.

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Ahead this week: key readings on housing and a Harry Potter anniversary.

Monday, May 19, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Home sales and other reports this week may show whether the economy will pick up the pace.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:56 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

March housing numbers reflect problems with costs, supply and demand.

Monday, May 13, 2013 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Consumer spending comprises the bulk of economic activity this week.