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.
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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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:16 pm
By Katie Doyle · Bankrate.com

If he’s trying to win points with the in-laws, this is definitely one way for Prince William to do it.

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Monday, June 25, 2012 6:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing market is still shaky, but finding some solid ground.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:34 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Operation Twist lowers borrowing costs, but more is needed to revive housing.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:02 pm
By Katie Doyle · Bankrate.com

It seems “Octomom’s” reality star status can’t save her home.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Borrowers are no longer required to pay off their collection accounts to be able to get an FHA mortgage.

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Monday, June 18, 2012 5:38 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Critics accuse the largest mortgage servicers of charging HARP borrowers higher rates.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 3:00 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

“No” doesn’t always mean “no.” At least not when you are trying to refinance your mortgage through HARP 2.0. Here is what HARP lenders won’t tell you.

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