Mortgages Blog

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:02 pm
By Katie Doyle · Bankrate.com

It seems “Octomom’s” reality star status can’t save her home.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Borrowers are no longer required to pay off their collection accounts to be able to get an FHA mortgage.

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Monday, June 18, 2012 5:38 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Critics accuse the largest mortgage servicers of charging HARP borrowers higher rates.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 3:00 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

“No” doesn’t always mean “no.” At least not when you are trying to refinance your mortgage through HARP 2.0. Here is what HARP lenders won’t tell you.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:40 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Seeking to recoup losses from the housing bust, the FHA is casting a wider net.

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Monday, June 11, 2012 6:47 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The volatile stock market is forcing investors to move into tangible assets.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 2:55 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Borrowers who take out an FHA mortgage of more than $625,000 will have to pay higher fees as of next week.

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Tags: fees, FHA, mip, mortgage
Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:28 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s hard to look beyond the dream of owning a residential island, but buying any vacant property can result in big bills.

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Monday, June 4, 2012 5:40 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

With mortgage ratesĀ dropping, homeowners are quick to realize the double benefit of refinancing now. Not only do they get a low rate that reduces their monthly payments, they are also locking in a shorter duration to be free of debt sooner and build up home equity faster. Freddie Mac released a report recently that shows

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Friday, June 1, 2012 11:16 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The disappointing May jobs report released this morning means bad news for the economy and for investors, but not for mortgage rates. The unemployment rate inched up to 8.2 percent and the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, says the Labor Department. Economists had expected at least 150,000 new jobs. It gets worse: revisions

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