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 29, 2014 12:20 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For the second straight month, pending home sales improved.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:53 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

FHA insurance protects the lender, not the borrower. The FHA insures the lender’s safety, not the borrower’s (or the borrower’s heirs).

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s slow going in the housing market, but sales are trending upward.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:19 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A higher percentage of all-cash homebuyers can be a sign of a weak housing market.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:37 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If you live in one of the most expensive metro areas of the U.S., you’ll need a six-figure income if you want to buy a home.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:33 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Mortgage debt is driving an increase in total household obligations, but more are paying on time.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 4:34 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates started the week quietly, which is good news for borrowers. But not the same can be said about home prices.

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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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