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, January 16, 2014 5:14 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

This year could be a good one for remodeling activity and new-home construction.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who fell for a mortgage relief scam could get a share of a $3.6 million settlement.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:30 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Regulators are scaring lenders away from approving loans to deserving borrowers.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:09 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Various factors stalling the housing market are contributing to a lower forecast in loan originations.

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Friday, January 10, 2014 1:33 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The puzzling December jobs report may bring some good news to homebuyers and homeowners seeking to get a low mortgage rate.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

More homeowners are gaining equity, but millions remain under threat of foreclosure.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Reflecting an improving market, home values jumped nearly 12 percent for most of 2013.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 2:31 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Did you have a terrible experience when closing on your mortgage? The CFPB wants to know about it.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 10:48 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The ability-to-repay regulations set new standards for qualified mortgages.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:14 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising mortgage rates don’t seem to be putting a damper on home sales.

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