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, May 17, 2013 3:18 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

At the start of the traditional buying season, housing news is mixed.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:07 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Total foreclosure activity in April dropped to the lowest in more than six years.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:41 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Homeowners in need of a mortgage modification don’t need to wait until July 1.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 2:21 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A jumbo mortgage is more readily available for the right type of borrower.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 4:50 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The new head of Fannie and Freddie is mum on his plans.

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Monday, May 6, 2013 1:00 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Consider safety risks, time delays and hidden costs before embarking on DIY home improvements.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The new bidders at tax lien auctions are seeking big returns.

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Friday, May 3, 2013 1:10 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

“No pets allowed” is not an excuse landlords can use to prevent renters with disabilities from moving in with a service animal.

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Friday, May 3, 2013 10:41 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Glad tidings about the economy are often bad news for mortgage shoppers, and that’s the case today.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:42 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The expected wave of baby boomers moving to smaller homes isn’t happening yet.

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