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.
Friday, November 1, 2013 4:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments have become more optimistic about homeownership.

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Friday, November 1, 2013 4:06 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Home values keep rising, but experts say we’re due for a slowdown.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:07 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

New mortgage rules that go into effect in January won’t be enough to prevent risky lending during another housing boom, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said today.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:01 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As buyers pull back, look for a trickle-down effect on home remodeling projects.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 5:33 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Regulators must stop choking the housing recovery, the Mortgage Bankers Association president said today.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:22 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

First-time buyers will have a harder time locating an affordable new home.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:38 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A decline in September’s existing home sales didn’t surprise analysts.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A new trend allows prospective buyers to spend time alone “test driving” a home’s features.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Congress finally passed legislation to end the shutdown. And rates did the unexpected.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Fewer homeowners are set to lose their homes as the housing market improves.

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