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, February 27, 2014 12:22 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Sales of new, single-family homes hit a five-year high in January.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:10 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The average cost to own a home is up more than 20 percent across the country.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:23 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

U.S. home prices increased in 2013, but two new reports indicate the market has cooled.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Existing home sales dropped to the lowest level in a year and a half.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:55 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Unusually cold weather is partly to blame for a severe drop in builder confidence.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 2:14 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Finding the perfect home can be like trying to find the love of your life.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As deep housing discounts disappear, buyers will see less competition from investors.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 2:31 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The January employment report was disappointing, but it should keep mortgage rates low.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 11:36 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants lenders to share more information about the loans they make.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors searching for yield might consider mortgage REITs, but be aware of interest-rate and default risk.

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