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, December 18, 2012 3:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Think you’re paying too much for rent? Check out how much renters in these cities have to pay.

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Tags: buy, mortgage, own, rent
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:55 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Positive signs in the housing market are green flags for buyers and sellers.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:34 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s bond-buying extension and the “fiscal cliff” will impact mortgage rates.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:28 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The housing market may be improving, but the volume of mortgages that are past due remains high. That won’t change much in 2013.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:59 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

You’ll need a huge salary to buy a home in this area of the country.

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Friday, December 7, 2012 10:44 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The jobs report wasn’t as bad as people expected — but don’t start jumping up and down just yet.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:27 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Don’t look past the clouds just yet — the recent drop in foreclosure starts may be due to an administrative change.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:38 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Construction spending has been improving for six straight months.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:38 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will provide a short break for homeowners facing foreclosure during the holidays.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 5:48 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fannie Mae has announced new options for homeowners who want to hand over their keys to be released from their mortgages.

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