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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:52 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The homeownership rate for the first quarter of 2015 fell to 63.7 percent.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 11:48 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you’ve gone through foreclosure, and you’re looking for a second chance at the American dream, there is still hope.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 11:37 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book survey, which is based on input from business sources across the nation, predicts that the spring homebuying season will be strong.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:25 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Even as the overall housing market perks up, the second-home market is wagging its tail, too.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:17 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

As the spring homebuying season kicks off, if you have been thinking about buying a home but not yet gotten around to it, now might be a good time to jump into the market.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:07 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The average home improvement project budget this year is $4,100, up from $4,000 in 2014, according to the Amex survey.

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Monday, April 6, 2015 9:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Whether you’re talking interest rates, PMI or new down payment requirements, 2015 may be the last best year to buy. Here’s how to do it right.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 1:32 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you had been under the impression that an improving economy gave you a short window of opportunity to get a mortgage at today’s low interest rates, today’s employment report should make you feel more optimistic.

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Friday, March 6, 2015 10:04 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

With the economy growing by 295,000 jobs in February, it looks like rising mortgage rates are here to stay.

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Tags: economy, jobs
Friday, February 6, 2015 10:28 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Higher mortgage rates are coming, maybe soon. That’s what the January employment report implies.

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