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, August 6, 2013 5:43 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama outlined a plan to overhaul the U.S. housing finance system and help refinancers and homebuyers.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 4:56 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Disillusioned with life in the suburbs, many homeowners are choosing cities.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 4:43 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Buyers are still shopping for homes and homeowners are sprucing up.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 10:06 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Bad news for jobs can help mortgage borrowers.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 4:54 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Instead of fueling a bubble, this time around, flippers are helping the housing market.

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Monday, July 29, 2013 3:54 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Would you rather live in a home with a pool or a home near good schools?

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:49 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising rates aren’t frightening off buyers of newly built homes.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:02 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising home prices are driving investors to sell, and that’s good news for buyers.

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Friday, July 19, 2013 10:40 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Borrowers seem happier with their mortgage servicers. Are you?

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:37 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Multifamily construction led a decline in housing starts.

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