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, July 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Housing starts jumped nearly 10 percent from May to June, a sign that the housing market is getting stronger.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:44 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

On average, women of color have mortgages with higher interest rates than their white counterparts, according to a new study.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:23 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The June jobs report was less-than-stellar. Find out what it means for mortgage rates.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 1:04 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Greece is on the verge of default, which is affecting global markets. What does this mean for mortgage rates?

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:09 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The rollout of easier-to-use mortgage documents has been delayed three months.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:46 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Homebuilders are becoming increasingly optimistic about their prospects as the economy and housing market improve.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Minimum monthly payments on many Americans’ home equity lines of credit are set to spike soon. Here’s how to prepare.

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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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