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, June 12, 2015 3:30 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Can someone file for bankruptcy and get a release from their second mortgage based on the deterioration in value of the house? A recent Supreme Court decision addresses just this sort of situation.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 4:41 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Improved job prospects, low interest rates and a low supply of housing mean that home prices are showing healthy gains.

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Friday, June 5, 2015 1:40 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Strong May employment report means the economy is strengthening and the Federal Reserve will stay on track to start tightening monetary policy. This means that mortgage rates will likely continue their upward march.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:02 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Bankers will get a grace period from enforcement of a mortgage regulation that goes into effect Aug. 1.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:51 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Down payments are shrinking as first-time homebuyers return.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:37 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

National Fair Housing Alliance alleges that Fannie Mae takes better care of foreclosed properties in white neighborhoods than in minority neighborhoods.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 4:14 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Even though sales of existing homes slowed down in April, there are other signs that point to continued strength in the housing market.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 11:35 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Knowing your credit score before you start shopping for a house could make you feel more confident about the homebuying process.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 10:55 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Sales of existing homes dropped off 3.3 percent in April.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:10 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you are looking for a mortgage, make sure to avoid these common mistakes.

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