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.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:17 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Another indicator of an improving housing market: Realtor income is up.

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Tags: NAR, realtors
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The rule that defines what a safe mortgage is could restrict credit.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Listing prices on luxury properties are now well over $100 million.

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Tags: home sales
Monday, May 20, 2013 12:03 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The CFPB ordered a Texas homebuilder to return more than $100,000 in illegal fees.

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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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