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.
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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Friday, October 11, 2013 12:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

More apartment units are on the market, but don’t look for a reduction in rent.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

One state had 8 times the number of expected fraud investigations.

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Friday, October 4, 2013 12:52 pm
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Buying a home isn’t easy, so we hosted a hangout with real estate experts to help you along on your hunt for a house and a mortgage. Joining us were Greg McBride, CFA, and Senior Financial Analyst for Bankrate.com, and Herman Chan, a housing and lifestyle expert at HabitatforHermanity.com. He has appeared on all kinds

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:20 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Creepy statistics about distressed properties might give the market a fright.

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