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 24, 2012 10:07 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If you are thinking of getting a mortgage and want to know what will happen to mortgage rates next year, keep your eyes on the Fed.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:38 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Why is it so hard to get approved for a mortgage these days? Because the mortgage industry is being over-regulated.

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Tags: mba, mortgage, QM, rules
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:22 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The French turn up their noses at high taxes by ditching luxury real estate.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:39 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In a welcome sign of economic recovery, the housing sector continues to improve.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:01 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Neither presidential candidate wanted to talk about housing, but they did mention tax deductions.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A new tool aims to streamline the modification process for struggling homeowners.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:30 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Condo buyers and self-employed borrowers may soon have to jump through additional hoops to get a mortgage.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s latest report shows a correlation between rising home prices and the economy.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Federal authorities have charged 530 individuals during a yearlong initiative created to protect struggling homeowners from scammers. More than 73,000 mortgage borrowers were victims of the alleged criminals and together lost more than $1 billion, according to the Department of Justice. The charges resulted from the Distressed Homeowner Initiative, a nationwide effort the FBI started

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

One of the three credit bureaus, Equifax, has settled charges that it illegally sold consumer information to marketers selling debt relief products.

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