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 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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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:11 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

As the fiscal cliff looms, a crucial tax break helping underwater homeowners may get overlooked by Congress, resulting in devastating consequences.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you’ve always wanted a vacation home in sunny Spain, here’s a buying opportunity.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 4:07 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The latest index on home prices is positive, but a fragile economy weighs down a recovery.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:45 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

FHA offers new options for borrowers struggling to pay their mortgages.

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