Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Gadget startup Lumoid will rent a smartwatch to you for a week starting at $45. If you later want to buy the watch, part of your rental fee will go toward the purchase.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 3:54 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The rate of homeownership in the U.S. is at a 19-year low.

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

More apartment units are on the market, but don’t look for a reduction in rent.

Friday, April 19, 2013 3:24 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investor activity and rental demand are playing big roles in the housing market.

Thursday, April 04, 2013 3:16 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

With interest rates near record lows and rising rents, real estate can be a good investment these days — depending on where you buy and how you pay for it.

Friday, November 09, 2012 5:40 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Victims of the storm are getting a little more help with the cost of renting.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:44 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

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

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:26 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite low mortgage rates and home prices, the first quarter of this year saw the rate of homeownership fall …

Monday, April 30, 2012 11:17 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Landlords are asking for higher rents, and why not? Fewer rentals are vacant.

Tags: housing, rental
Thursday, February 02, 2012 5:26 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Part of the fallout of the housing crisis means that rental demand is up – and so are prices. As home prices have been dropping and supply increasing, it’s a cruel twist for renters who are blocked from getting a mortgage because of bad credit to see their monthly payments go up. It’s also frustrating

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