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, July 9, 2012 2:00 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

One Milford, Mass., resident decided to make his final mortgage payment with 62,000 pennies.

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Monday, July 9, 2012 8:30 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Did the Libor rate-fixing scandal affect the rate on your mortgage?

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Friday, July 6, 2012 10:12 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The economy is recovering at a snail’s pace –maybe a little slower. But that’s good for mortgage rates.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Finally, the victims of foreclosure abuse will receive compensation from mortgage lenders.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 1:23 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The Obama administration is proposing HARP 3.0, a mortgage refinancing plan intended to simply the refinancing process.

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Monday, July 2, 2012 5:27 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For the first time since the 1920s, more people are moving to cities than suburbs.

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Monday, July 2, 2012 1:06 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The poster child of the housing crash seems ready for round two of the condo craze.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 1:39 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Reverse mortgages are so complex that borrowers frequently don’t understand what they’re getting into, the CFPB says.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:45 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Many borrowers ignore Bank of America’s loan forgiveness offers. Why are they passing on free money?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:24 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Homeowners deluged with offers of mortgage help don’t know who to trust.

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