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 5, 2013 12:11 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Today’s jobs report for June has crushed hopes of lower mortgage rates and could actually make rates climb higher.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 5:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

High demand and low inventory is bringing back bidding wars.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:07 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

U.S. consumers have differing views about mortgage debt on a regional level.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:57 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Is this what a hot housing market is supposed to look like?

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:38 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates are on the rise again. Not happy? Blame Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:47 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The FHA is attempting to recoup losses with stricter standards for its reverse mortgage program.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 4:17 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The latest monthly survey shows builder confidence is soaring.

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Friday, June 14, 2013 4:42 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

“Bigger is better” seems to be the attitude of homebuyers and builders.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:31 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed 4 in every 5 mortgage loans originated last year.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In some areas of the country, institutional buyers are pricing individuals out of the market.

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