Mortgages Blog

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:09 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

“It is too early to say that the housing market is recovering,” says David M. Blitzer of Standard & Poors. That’s the bottom line.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:50 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

I’m reminded of SUVs when I read President Barack Obama’s speech today at Cooper Union, in which he argues for financial reform.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:00 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Home resales rebounded in March, and more homes were put on the market than were taken off.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:32 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates were essentially unchanged this week, I explain in this week’s mortgage analysis.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:12 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Last week, the average rate on a 30-year fixed was 5.21 percent. It won’t be much changed from that this week, based on yesterday’s mortgage bond prices and yields.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:31 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The federal tax credits for homebuyers expires April 30. If you’re a weekend home shopper, the deadline means that you have one more weekend to find a house.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 9:15 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The economic calendar is quiet until Thursday, and even the late-week economic reports are unlikely to move mortgage rates much.

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Friday, April 16, 2010 3:32 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Investment bankers counted on human weakness, exploited it, and collected huge bonuses because of it.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:33 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The 30-year fixed fell 14 basis points in Bankrate’s survey this week.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:29 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

So far this morning, mortgage rates have remained flat as the news on retail sales balances the news on consumer prices.

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