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.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:50 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Wealthier buyers are unleashing pent-up demand for new homes.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:06 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

New rules are supposed to make short sales easier. Will they?

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:45 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A revised bailout plan will accelerate dissolution of the mortgage giants.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 1:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Federal agencies join forces to solve appraisal issues.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Unresolved tax issues of the so-called fiscal cliff could raise the cost of selling property.

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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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