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.
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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Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:50 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If your mortgage is owned by Bank of America, you may get a pleasant surprise in the mail in the next few days.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Home prices jumped in 51 percent of metro markets; vacation home sales are rising.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:59 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Should we allow banks to file fraudulent documents in court to keep our economy afloat?

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Monday, May 7, 2012 5:05 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As baby boomers downsize, will they flood the market with homes for sale?

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Monday, May 7, 2012 7:35 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Companies can’t force parents to give up maternity leave in order to obtain a mortgage loan. Obvious no? Not to this company.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 10:12 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The jobs report for April was disappointing, at best. The silver lining: it will help keep mortgage rates at or near record lows this week.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:53 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The increased number of young adults moving in with Mom and Dad is hampering a housing recovery.

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