Mortgages Blog

Here you can find news and advice about mortgage rates, real estate, mortgage servicing, the housing market and how they are affected by the economy. Our reporters offer relevant information and useful tips for homeowners, those looking to buy a home, refinance or get a home equity loan or line of credit. See the latest Mortgage Blog posts below.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 4:18 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

A suburban Kansas City, Missouri, homeowners association lost its battle with a family over the color of a backyard playground.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Sales of new single-family homes are up more than 5% from June 2015 and more than 25% from July 2014, according to new data from the federal government.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:41 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales are up for the third straight month, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 2:21 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Builder confidence in August rose to its highest level in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:27 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who live near Trader Joe’s have higher property values than those near Whole Foods, according to a RealtyTrac report.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 9:36 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Two of the nation’s largest financial institutions have discontinued their home equity loan products.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:27 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The CFPB released a “compliance bulletin” this week to remind mortgage servicers of the cancellation and termination requirements for private mortgage insurance.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:11 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Good news today for folks who can afford to borrow a half-million or more to buy a house: J.P. Morgan is the latest bank to ease its lending standards for jumbo mortgage.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:51 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Mortgage servicers are spending more time on borrowers who are behind on payments than those who are current, according to a new J.D. Power study.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:37 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The national homeownership rate is at its lowest level in 48 years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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