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, May 10, 2016 10:40 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

A favorable interest rate can save you thousands over the life of a mortgage.

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Monday, May 9, 2016 9:54 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates fell today. And with home inventory so low, don’t be surprised if you get into a bidding war.

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Friday, May 6, 2016 10:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Anyone thinking about purchasing or refinancing a home will find it’s a good time to be in the market.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:48 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates fell today. Do the math to see if a refinance is worth the cost.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:58 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates fell today. Be sure to shop around to find the best deal.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates mostly fell today. Borrowers with excellent credit typically get a better-than-average rate.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 5:06 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Unless you have stellar credit, you’ll get a lower monthly house payment with an FHA loan than you will with private mortgage insurance with a tiny down payment.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 10:34 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates inched down today. Be sure to shop around to find the best rate.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:36 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Maybe the rent isn’t too high. Or maybe it’s way out of whack. It depends on your perspective.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 10:35 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Rates on mortgages fluctuate daily, but keep in mind that rates overall are around historic lows.

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