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, March 14, 2013 10:49 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The gap between the asking prices for homes and final sales prices narrows as house values continue to climb.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:28 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

During tax season, many first-time homebuyers turn to their tax refunds as a down payment option. Is this a smart move?

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:25 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Borrowers who walked away or foreclosed want to open the door to homeownership again.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 12:22 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For the right type of luxury property, buyers will come.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 11:32 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

What’s good for the economy isn’t always good for mortgage borrowers.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who are trying to sell their homes through short sale can now cut to the chase if they get the runaround.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 3:14 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The government takes further steps to exit the mortgage business.

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Monday, March 4, 2013 10:16 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The U.S. housing market is looking attractive to large foreign firms.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 4:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Thousands could lose access to free housing counseling.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 10:47 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Budget cuts and a potential government shutdown could get in the way of your loan closing.

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