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.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:33 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

An improving world economy is rubbing off on mortgage rates. They are rising.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 2:32 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Strong job creation in April means higher mortgage rates are also likely to follow.

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Tags: economy, gnews
Friday, May 8, 2015 8:52 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Mortgage delinquencies continue to trend down to the lowest rate since the second quarter of 2007.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:52 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The homeownership rate for the first quarter of 2015 fell to 63.7 percent.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 11:48 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you’ve gone through foreclosure, and you’re looking for a second chance at the American dream, there is still hope.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 11:37 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book survey, which is based on input from business sources across the nation, predicts that the spring homebuying season will be strong.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:25 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Even as the overall housing market perks up, the second-home market is wagging its tail, too.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:17 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

As the spring homebuying season kicks off, if you have been thinking about buying a home but not yet gotten around to it, now might be a good time to jump into the market.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:07 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

The average home improvement project budget this year is $4,100, up from $4,000 in 2014, according to the Amex survey.

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Monday, April 6, 2015 9:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Whether you’re talking interest rates, PMI or new down payment requirements, 2015 may be the last best year to buy. Here’s how to do it right.

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