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.
Friday, April 4, 2014 3:20 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Job growth has been steady but not impressive. Could that mean lower mortgage rates?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Two of the four regions saw gains, but nationwide, pending sales are below 2013.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:30 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Single-family home prices beat analyst expectations in January.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:31 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Builders are looking for reasons to be confident going into the spring buying season.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:28 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Which would you pay first: credit cards bills or the mortgage?

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Friday, March 14, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Seniors with home equity need to be sure of their motives before getting a reverse mortgage.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:13 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

How much is a “George Washington slept here” type of reputation worth?

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:11 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Locations affordable to the super-rich saw the fastest home price gains in 2013.

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Friday, March 7, 2014 2:49 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

This morning’s February employment report had mixed news for the economy and for mortgage borrowers.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising prices lifted millions of homeowners out of negative equity in 2013.

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