Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A new trend allows prospective buyers to spend time alone “test driving” a home’s features.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:55 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Positive signs in the housing market are green flags for buyers and sellers.

Monday, January 30, 2012 5:21 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The fact that it’s still a buyer’s real-estate market is no surprise. Despite small fluctuations, mortgage rates are low and so are home prices. The problem is that few are buying. A survey by the mortgage company Fannie Mae shows that while 71 percent of Americans think it’s a good time to buy a home,