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, September 29, 2014 5:04 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The Michigan-based bank is paying the price for breaking the CFPB’s new mortgage-servicing rules.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:09 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The new housing secretary delivered his first major speech since taking office. What’s his top priority? He doesn’t say.

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Friday, September 5, 2014 10:59 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The August employment report was a disaster, but that’s good news for those looking to get a mortgage.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:30 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Home price growth has slowed significantly. Should you be concerned?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Bank of America reached a $17 billion agreement with federal regulators over faulty mortgages. What’s in it for you?

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Monday, August 4, 2014 7:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Consumers are more satisfied with the service they are getting from their mortgage servicers this year, according to a recent survey.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 2:56 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage borrowers who want rates to stay low have dodged another bullet with the release of the July jobs report.

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Tags: economy
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:36 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

About $2.5 billion of Citi’s $7 billion settlement will go to consumers

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5:14 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Regulatory agencies believed it was necessary to alert banks that some of their customers will soon have trouble paying off their HELOCs.

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Tags: HELOCs, news
Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:28 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

What’s good for job-seekers is bad for mortgage shoppers. So today’s positive employment report is negative news for people who didn’t lock a mortgage rate earlier in the week.

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