Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 30, 2013 8:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

As housing demand surges, many renters have been priced out of the rental market.

Monday, December 09, 2013 3:47 pm
By Steve Bucci ·

Our debt expert is wary about letting “non-credit” accounts show up on credit reports.

Friday, November 01, 2013 4:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa ·

Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments have become more optimistic about homeownership.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa ·

Think you’re paying too much for rent? Check out how much renters in these cities have to pay.

Tags: buy, mortgage, own, rent
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:44 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Prospective renters found fewer places available for rent in the third quarter. Yet monthly rents barely changed.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

The decision to buy instead of rent is easier if you calculate the numbers.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:00 am
By Dan Miranda ·

Happy May Day! A new month brings new sales, and no one knows bargains quite like Bankrate does.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:41 am
By Judy Martel ·

Since the housing market collapsed, rental demand has increased, along with prices. But how much would you pay to live in a premier property? The owners of the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere, in Lower Manhattan, are betting renters will pay up to $60,000 per month. That’s right: per month. The 76-story building,

Friday, March 23, 2012 11:14 am
By Polyana da Costa ·

Bank of America will offer struggling homeowners a chance to stay in their homes as renters. The bank is starting a pilot program that will offer borrowers facing foreclosure the option to become tenants as soon as they transfer the title of their homes to the lender. The program, called “Mortgage to Lease,” would forgive the

Monday, August 01, 2011 3:53 pm
By Judy Martel ·

The sluggish housing recovery is prompting President Barack Obama to consider ways to take foreclosed properties off the market and rent them until prices stabilize. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, home prices nationally were 7.4 percent lower in May than they were a year earlier, but when distressed and foreclosed properties are