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 15, 2012 11:23 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Borrowers getting a 30-year mortgage at 3.5 percent should really be getting a rate closer to 3 percent. Here is why.

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Monday, August 13, 2012 5:45 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The rising profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac signal a stabilizing housing market.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 1:21 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The CFPB wants mortgage servicers to follow these commonsense rules.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:39 am
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

Greg McBride, Bankrate’s senior financial analyst, appeared on KCBS Radio in San Francisco to discuss the state of the housing market.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:43 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

An auction of foreclosed properties in Michigan ended with a single buyer.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:47 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing crisis isn’t over for Americans older than 50.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 10:25 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The July jobs report was better than expected but still not good enough.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:41 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The two mortgage companies won’t cave in to pressure from the Obama administration.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:30 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Mortgage forgiveness would erase $700 billion in debt, but who pays?

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Friday, July 27, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Black and Latino homebuyers in communities of color received significantly fewer conventional mortgages than white homebuyers.

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