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, July 13, 2016 8:51 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:53 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re purchasing or refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:53 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Wells Fargo’s rates are remaining competitive on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:32 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:08 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re thinking about refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:45 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re purchasing or refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Monday, July 11, 2016 4:43 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

A reader named Oscar notices that mortgage rates are near all-time lows. He asks: Mr. Lewis, what about people with less than a year-old loan — a 30-year fixed at 4%? Probably refinancing at 3.25%. Would it be worth the time on line in the bank? That’s a $174 monthly payment difference. Based on what

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Monday, July 11, 2016 9:14 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.

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Monday, July 11, 2016 8:26 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re purchasing or refinancing, it’s a great time to lock in a rate.

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Friday, July 8, 2016 11:47 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Home-shoppers, be cheerful: Job growth in June was surprisingly high, but the news hasn’t had much effect on mortgage rates. They’re staying near record lows. Read this week’s mortgage analysis, in which the 30-year-fixed fell to just shy of its all-time low at 3.52%. RATE SEARCH: Ready to shop for a mortgage? Find the best

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