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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:40 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

It’s the confusing time of the month, when corporations, lobbyists and federal regulators trumpet their stats on home sales and home prices.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Renters who want to become homeowners may improve their chances of getting a mortgage when their rent payments are reported to the credit bureaus, shows a recent study.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:31 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

SunTrust has reached a huge settlement with regulators. What’s in it for you?

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Friday, June 6, 2014 11:16 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The jobs report could have pushed rates higher today but it hasn’t yet thanks to the European Central Bank.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:42 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Rates may be low but majority of Americans say housing remains unaffordable.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 2:54 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The majority of homebuyers end up with higher-than-expected monthly mortgage payments because of private mortgage insurance premiums.

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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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