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.
Monday, August 17, 2015 2:21 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Builder confidence in August rose to its highest level in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:27 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who live near Trader Joe’s have higher property values than those near Whole Foods, according to a RealtyTrac report.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 9:36 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Two of the nation’s largest financial institutions have discontinued their home equity loan products.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:27 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The CFPB released a “compliance bulletin” this week to remind mortgage servicers of the cancellation and termination requirements for private mortgage insurance.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:11 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Good news today for folks who can afford to borrow a half-million or more to buy a house: J.P. Morgan is the latest bank to ease its lending standards for jumbo mortgage.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:51 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Mortgage servicers are spending more time on borrowers who are behind on payments than those who are current, according to a new J.D. Power study.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:37 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The national homeownership rate is at its lowest level in 48 years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales reached record highs in June, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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Friday, July 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Housing starts jumped nearly 10 percent from May to June, a sign that the housing market is getting stronger.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:44 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

On average, women of color have mortgages with higher interest rates than their white counterparts, according to a new study.

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