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 6, 2016 2:35 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Your mortgage application is more likely to be approved on an unexpectedly sunny day, according to a new study.

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Monday, April 4, 2016 12:43 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Wells Fargo originated the most mortgages during the 4th quarter of 2015, according to a Mortgage Daily analysis.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:25 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The Federal Housing Administration is limiting lender liability for some underwriting errors, which could open up FHA loans to more borrowers.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The last couple of days have brought reminders of the housing bubble. “The Big Short” won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, and the Washington Post had fun digging up the history of Trump Mortgage, which opened its doors in spring 2006. “I think it’s a great time to start a mortgage company,” Trump

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 4:53 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Home prices increased 1.4% nationwide during the 4th quarter of 2015, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Don’t rule out adjustable-rate mortgages as interest rates rise.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:04 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Rent prices for new residents rose about 5% in 2015, according to new research.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 2:30 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Congress recently passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which includes a few temporary tax breaks for homeowners.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:50 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, HELOC borrowers are about to get higher interest rates and payments.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 2:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The Federal Housing Administration announced its 2016 loan limits this week.

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