DEAR MR. BERKO: Now that the European Union has accepted Greece’s austerity program, do you think it’s time to invest in Greek bonds and equities? If so, what issues should I buy? If the answer is “no,” please tell me ...Read More »
The profile of today’s homebuyer is changing and reveals some surprises. Current first-time homebuyers are older and more likely to be single than first-time homebuyers in the 1970s and 1980s, according to a new Zillow analysis. The study found that ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I applied in mid-April for a mortgage loan for a handicapped-accessible, ADA-compliant home in Florida. The bank issued a “conditional approval,” almost immediately giving what turns out to be a false hope of quick approval. Since then, the ...Read More »
An increasing number of analysts are reporting a notable rise in home prices. This is seriously affecting the affordability of housing, despite the continuing low rates of mortgages. Sixty-three percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of ...
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DEAR MR. BERKO: I told my broker at Wells Fargo that I wanted to take a gamble with $5,000, and he recommended that I buy 400 shares of CVR Partners at $12. At the time, the issue paid $1.56 and ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: What can you tell me about Porter Stansberry’s credentials and newsletter? Yahoo Finance has been excerpting his comments. Some sound exciting, but others sound scary. I might subscribe to his newsletter if you think his ideas are ...Read More »