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, November 8, 2012 5:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Follow these tips to make sure your contractor is legitimate.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 1:07 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Real estate investors are facing potentially higher capital gains taxes next year.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 4:34 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Fannie and Freddie are extending appraisals for those affected by Sandy. Does that mean your lender will, too? Not necessarily.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:48 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Were you in the middle of a refi when Sandy hit? Be prepared for delays and possibly more inspections.

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Monday, November 5, 2012 5:33 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Fannie, Freddie and the FHA are offering help to homeowners who live in areas where a major disaster has been declared as a result of Sandy.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 1:26 pm
By Michele Lerner · Bankrate.com

FEMA and the Red Cross are working to provide deliveries of gasoline, shelter, food, volunteers and money to areas affected by Sandy.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 10:18 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The October jobs report was positive enough that it caused mortgage bond yields to edge upward slightly.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:05 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage borrowers whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy may get some mortgage relief.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:35 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Is the improving housing market enough to spur consumer spending?

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:44 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Prospective renters found fewer places available for rent in the third quarter. Yet monthly rents barely changed.

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