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, April 17, 2014 2:10 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising prices are driving homeowners into positive equity, but it could be a long road.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:55 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Detroit is auctioning off vacant homes for a song, but winning bidders should be prepared for sweat equity.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 8:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Depending on the design and location, fireplaces can add big bucks to the price of a home.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 7:45 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Florida remains the state with the highest foreclosure activity, but it’s declining.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:00 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Spruce up your house with $1,000 in Pottery Barn gift cards. Download the Bankrate Mortgage App in iTunes or Google Play for a chance to win.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors are being priced out of some markets when they compare cost with potential yield.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:55 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It is possible to obtain a mortgage with less money down, but only if you qualify.

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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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