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, June 4, 2015 12:02 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Bankers will get a grace period from enforcement of a mortgage regulation that goes into effect Aug. 1.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:51 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Down payments are shrinking as first-time homebuyers return.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:37 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

National Fair Housing Alliance alleges that Fannie Mae takes better care of foreclosed properties in white neighborhoods than in minority neighborhoods.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 4:14 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Even though sales of existing homes slowed down in April, there are other signs that point to continued strength in the housing market.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 11:35 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Knowing your credit score before you start shopping for a house could make you feel more confident about the homebuying process.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 10:55 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Sales of existing homes dropped off 3.3 percent in April.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:10 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you are looking for a mortgage, make sure to avoid these common mistakes.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The mortgage industry is having trouble meeting a deadline that it knew about for 20 months. So its lobbyists are asking for a penalty-free extension lasting for five months.

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Monday, May 18, 2015 4:14 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The federal government has sued Quicken Loans, alleging improper underwriting of FHA mortgages. Quicken has countersued, accusing the government of cherry-picking a few bad loans.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:33 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

An improving world economy is rubbing off on mortgage rates. They are rising.

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