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.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:11 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Good news today for folks who can afford to borrow a half-million or more to buy a house: J.P. Morgan is the latest bank to ease its lending standards for jumbo mortgage.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:51 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Mortgage servicers are spending more time on borrowers who are behind on payments than those who are current, according to a new J.D. Power study.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:37 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The national homeownership rate is at its lowest level in 48 years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Existing-home sales reached record highs in June, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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Friday, July 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Housing starts jumped nearly 10 percent from May to June, a sign that the housing market is getting stronger.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:44 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

On average, women of color have mortgages with higher interest rates than their white counterparts, according to a new study.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:23 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The June jobs report was less-than-stellar. Find out what it means for mortgage rates.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 1:04 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Greece is on the verge of default, which is affecting global markets. What does this mean for mortgage rates?

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:09 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The rollout of easier-to-use mortgage documents has been delayed three months.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:46 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Homebuilders are becoming increasingly optimistic about their prospects as the economy and housing market improve.

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