Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 25, 2016 1:13 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Housing is unaffordable for too many people, and government can help, according to the Democratic Party’s platform.

Monday, May 16, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Home prices and sales are expected to remain firm, or continue to rise, but middle-class wages are in a slump. Something has to give.

Monday, April 18, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

The bulk of this week’s economic reports will put the focus right at home. When we last checked on existing home sales, the National Association of Realtors told us they dropped by a surprisingly sharp 7.1% from January to February, though sales remained slightly above year-ago levels. One reason for constrained home sales, both new

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 4:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The calendar tells us winter is over. Are there any signs that the key spring home-selling season is beginning to bloom now that we’ve seen this week’s twin reports on home sales? It is a mixed picture, as it turns out. “The housing market is improving, though in fits and starts and not uniformly across

Thursday, December 10, 2015 2:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

The Federal Housing Administration announced its 2016 loan limits this week.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Retirees with flexibility have an opportunity to time when they sell and when they buy.

Monday, October 19, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week’s news is likely to show the housing market is cruising full steam ahead.

Monday, August 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week is likely to bring economic sleuths more evidence of what the Fed plans to do.

Monday, July 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

We find out this week whether an important economic sector is making the grade.

Monday, June 29, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

The shortened holiday week brings the government’s latest jobs reading. Will it be worth celebrating?

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