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, 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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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors could reap some rewards in the mortgage market, if they’re willing to take on risk.

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Friday, October 5, 2012 10:51 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 7.8 percent, the lowest level in nearly four years. Good news for the president. Not so good for borrowers.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 9:58 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Mitt Romney brought up mortgages in the first presidential debate. Here is what he was talking about when he mentioned qualified mortgages.

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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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