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 5, 2015 11:41 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

More than half of consumers say student loan debt is at least somewhat of an obstacle to buying a home, according to a new survey.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 2:01 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Starting Saturday, you’ll get easier-to-understand disclosure papers when you apply for a mortgage.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 11:47 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Buying a home is at the most affordable level since Q1 2013, according to new data from RealtyTrac.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:29 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says more than a quarter of borrowers submit complaints about their mortgage, making it the most-complained-about financial product.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 10:38 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

When the Fed finally makes a move, mortgage rates will likely increase and potential homebuyers will be affected.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 2:57 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Monday is the best weekday to buy a home, according to real estate data firm RealtyTrac.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4:55 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Nearly two-thirds of consumers think now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new Fannie Mae index.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 4:18 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

A suburban Kansas City, Missouri, homeowners association lost its battle with a family over the color of a backyard playground.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Sales of new single-family homes are up more than 5% from June 2015 and more than 25% from July 2014, according to new data from the federal government.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:41 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales are up for the third straight month, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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