Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

Sales of new single-family homes are up more than 5% from June 2015 and more than 25% from July 2014, according to new data from the federal government.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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.

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

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

Friday, May 03, 2013 1:10 pm
By Polyana da Costa ·

“No pets allowed” is not an excuse landlords can use to prevent renters with disabilities from moving in with a service animal.

Friday, March 01, 2013 4:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa ·

Thousands could lose access to free housing counseling.

Monday, July 02, 2012 5:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

A reverse mortgage is a complex financial transaction, so approach one cautiously and get expert help making a decision.

Thursday, June 02, 2011 4:52 pm
By Polyana da Costa ·

Who says you can’t have a baby and get a mortgage at the same time? Some lenders and mortgage insurance companies do. Federal law prohibits housing discrimination in sales, rental, and lending based on a person’s sex or familial status. According to HUD, that includes pregnancy. But some companies don’t seem to understand that. Stories