Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:07 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

After seeing how the housing market has collapsed over recent years, you may wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to enter the tricky game of homeownership. Here is a compelling reason: It’s cheaper than renting — at least that is the case in nearly four of five major U.S. cities, according to

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 11:38 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Hey, does anyone want to buy a house? Anyone? Anyone? No? Perhaps not. Home sales haven’t exactly fallen off a cliff at an annualized pace of 5.36 million so far this year, according to the National Association of Realtors. But nor are houses flying off the shelves, or rather, out of the multiple-listing services. The