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, May 8, 2014 3:54 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The rate of homeownership in the U.S. is at a 19-year low.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The projects that deliver the most value for the money are not what you’d think.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 4:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates didn’t move after investors realized that the jobless rate plunged because the workforce shrank.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Buyers are starting to emerge, but home sales this year could still lag last year.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 3:39 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

High-end buyers are having a hard time finding the home of their dreams.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:56 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

March housing numbers reflect problems with costs, supply and demand.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:43 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get an 850 credit score? Here is how one man did it.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:10 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rising prices are driving homeowners into positive equity, but it could be a long road.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:55 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Detroit is auctioning off vacant homes for a song, but winning bidders should be prepared for sweat equity.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 8:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Depending on the design and location, fireplaces can add big bucks to the price of a home.

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