Mortgages Blog

Monday, May 7, 2012 7:35 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Companies can’t force parents to give up maternity leave in order to obtain a mortgage loan. Obvious no? Not to this company.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 10:12 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The jobs report for April was disappointing, at best. The silver lining: it will help keep mortgage rates at or near record lows this week.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:53 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The increased number of young adults moving in with Mom and Dad is hampering a housing recovery.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:33 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fannie Mae could have saved taxpayers “significant amounts of money” if it had implemented a loan forgiveness program in 2010, according to internal documents obtained by democratic lawmakers.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 2:26 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite low mortgage rates and home prices, the first quarter of this year saw the rate of homeownership fall …

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:31 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Is it getting easier to get a mortgage? Are banks offering underwater borrowers a chance to refinance? The Federal Reserve asked banks across the country to answer some of these questions. Here is what they said.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 11:17 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Landlords are asking for higher rents, and why not? Fewer rentals are vacant.

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Tags: housing, rental
Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:38 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Complaints from homeowners who believe they have been victims of illegal foreclosure practices are widespread. Yet, when millions of borrowers were offered an opportunity to have their foreclosure files reviewed so they could get compensated for the wrongdoing, few accepted the opportunity. Puzzling, no? As a result of the robosigning scandal, regulators last year required

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:57 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Real estate kingpin Donald Trump is feeling the pain of the downturn in the global housing market. Buyers in one of his latest luxury condo/hotel buildings in Toronto began having second thoughts even before the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Condos in the 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower start at $2.3 million and hotel condos start at

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:40 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The 2009 first-time homebuyer tax credit didn’t help homebuyers.

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