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, October 3, 2012 5:23 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As the housing market improves, rental demand wanes. Where does that leave investors?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:42 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Wealthy homeowners and property investors may be hit with a confusing surtax.

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Monday, October 1, 2012 3:53 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Bank of America gives out free second mortgages to about 150,000 homeowners. Are you one of them?

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:52 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in August. Is the market softening?

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:13 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Home values have been rising, but they have a long way to go before hitting the pre-bubble peak.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:20 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The upward trend in home prices continues, providing some hope for a recovery.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:44 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When it comes to returning the housing market to profitability, plans are sketchy.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 9:17 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investor groups are obtaining big loans to turn foreclosed properties into rentals.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:32 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Mortgage borrowers in five states would have to pay more for their loans starting next year.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:19 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Ditching a long-term debt might feel satisfying, but it doesn’t mean you should do it.

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