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.
Monday, May 28, 2012 6:31 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Are fancy fixtures and more square footage luring homebuyers?

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Friday, May 25, 2012 12:56 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Will the third try be a charm for HARP? Industry analysts seem to think so. And so does the government.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

They’re young, rich and not afraid to spend hundreds of millions for the right mansion.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 11:33 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Purchase prices increased most in Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Mich., up 6.2 percent in a year.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 6:30 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite the battering of the housing market, young adults still intend to own a home.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 2:17 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Did you know that about 90 percent of FHA borrowers have scores in the 700 to 800 range?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Banks are initiating with fewer foreclosures, but still struggling with a backlog.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:21 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Bank of America is offering to pay delinquent homeowners up to $30,000 if they sell their homes through short sale.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 5:42 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are finally turning a profit. So will homeowners benefit?

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Friday, May 11, 2012 2:47 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Congress needs to remove barriers to allow borrowers to refinance and it must act quickly, says HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

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