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, 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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Thursday, July 26, 2012 4:03 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Fewer buyers signed contracts to buy homes in June. Will that dampen the optimism of those celebrating the housing rebound?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:03 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Homeowners with second mortgages are encountering a roadblock to a short sale.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:15 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The housing market is a bright spot in the dark economy, Fannie says. But how bright is it?

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Monday, July 23, 2012 7:58 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

An improving housing market is spurring homeowners to start tackling repairs.

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Friday, July 20, 2012 5:31 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The mobster’s estate on Palm Island in Miami is on the market. Can you afford to live like a gangsta?

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