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, 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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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:45 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Seeking higher returns from your home’s equity could leave you homeless.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:01 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If your home was in the process of foreclosure in 2009 and 2010, you may be getting a check in the mail next week.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The desire for energy-efficient homes is growing, according to a survey.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 11:28 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

March jobs report is a brutal reminder for those who thought the economy was on the right track.

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