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.
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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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:42 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The conforming loan limit will stay at $417,000 for one-unit properties in most U.S. counties, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Wednesday.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:56 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

A new J.D. Power study shows that consumers are more satisfied overall with mortgage origination this year than in 2014.

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Monday, November 16, 2015 10:46 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The Federal Housing Administration has made changes to its condo rules to expand the availability of affordable housing options.

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Friday, November 6, 2015 12:51 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy added a whopping 271,000 jobs in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:16 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales rose by 4.7% from August to September, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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