Mortgages Blog

Friday, April 9, 2010 1:25 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Alyssa Katz argues that Texas avoided the housing bubble and bust because it restricts cash-out refinancing. The theory is compelling but not fully convincing.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 2:27 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The average rate on the 30-year fixed was 5.35 percent in this week’s survey.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:08 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Jamie Dimon is wrong to equate regulation with punishment.

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Monday, April 5, 2010 11:39 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Navy Federal Credit Union is offering no-down payment mortgages — with no mortgage insurance — for qualified homebuyers.

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Monday, April 5, 2010 10:39 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Pending home sales rose in February, which comes as a mild surprise.

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Monday, April 5, 2010 10:18 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates respond to changes in the economic outlook. Here’s a look at some of the items on this week’s economic calendar.

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Monday, March 29, 2010 11:51 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

If you lie about your income on your tax return, it could cost you your mortgage.

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Monday, March 29, 2010 11:22 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Lenders get skittish when your life circumstances change during the period between applying for a mortgage and closing on it. Here are some things that you should not do (if you can help it) during those critical weeks.

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Friday, March 26, 2010 5:10 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

How mortgage rates are set is complicated — until you read this primer on bonds, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loan pools.

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