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.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:49 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing market paused in its recovery, but buyer demand is increasing.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 4:33 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

There are two separate mortgage settlements that will result in payments to borrowers this year. Don’t get them mixed up.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 3:24 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investor activity and rental demand are playing big roles in the housing market.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 12:48 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Got questions about the foreclosure payments that are being mailed out to borrowers? Here are some answers.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:51 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

This is what the envelope looks like when you receive a check resulting from the foreclosure settlement between the federal government and more than a dozen big banks.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:13 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The foreclosure checks bounced.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:42 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The FHA is changing the rules for lump-sum payouts.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:54 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Competition is causing some homebuyers to go straight to the source.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:41 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Regulators chose to protect banks over consumers in foreclosure “review” settlement, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:47 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

You have been given a two-year extension to refinance your underwater home under HARP.

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