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.
Friday, July 8, 2016 11:47 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Home-shoppers, be cheerful: Job growth in June was surprisingly high, but the news hasn’t had much effect on mortgage rates. They’re staying near record lows. Read this week’s mortgage analysis, in which the 30-year-fixed fell to just shy of its all-time low at 3.52%. RATE SEARCH: Ready to shop for a mortgage? Find the best

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Friday, July 8, 2016 8:40 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.

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Friday, July 8, 2016 7:50 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re purchasing or refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 3:37 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

A word of caution to people who have are in the process of getting a mortgage and haven’t locked a rate: The June employment report comes out Friday morning, and it could affect mortgage rates. I’m not saying it will, but it could. RATE SEARCH: Shop today for a mortgage. Mortgages could rise With mortgage

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:27 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Wells Fargo’s rates are remaining competitive on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:02 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re thinking about refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 8:44 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 8:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re purchasing or refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:35 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell this week to just above its all-time lowest level. And people already are taking advantage, flooding mortgage companies with refinance applications. The benchmark 30-year fixed averaged 3.52% this week. The record low is 3.5%, set in December 2012. I’m betting that it will go even lower. At the same time,

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:25 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates are at or near record lows. It’s a good time to refinance a mortgage, especially if you got your mortgage more than 5 years ago and you haven’t refinanced since then. Mortgage rates have fallen along with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which fell to its lowest-ever level Tuesday, to 1.367%,

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