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, September 27, 2013 5:19 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Senior homeowners who want to cash out equity with a reverse mortgage will have to play by new rules when applying for a loan after the end of this month.

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Friday, September 27, 2013 7:31 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The propensity to cheat on mortgage applications is expected to increase as the market improves.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:05 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Price increases are slowing, but fears of a housing bubble loom.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 6:07 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homes prices have been climbing modestly, but don’t celebrate just yet.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:05 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Buyers were in a hurry to close deals while the getting was good.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has given homebuyers and some refinancers a second chance.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:30 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

If you have been approved for a mortgage, and you plan to close within the next few weeks, and you haven’t locked a rate yet, you should lock. Preferably today.

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Friday, September 13, 2013 6:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Interest rates, home prices and low inventory are hampering buyers.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage servicers still have not gotten their act together.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:17 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

They aren’t the largest group of foreign homebuyers, but they spend the most.

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