Mortgages Blog

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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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:24 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The core Consumer Price Index was unchanged this week. The flat core CPI bodes well for mortgage rates.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:39 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

FICO announces a new wrinkle in credit scoring today. With the Economic Impact Index, FICO will estimate the effect of various economic scenarios on consumers.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 2:29 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

What dumb thing have done with your house? Consider this an open thread for Monday afternoon. Comments are not only welcome, but demanded.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 11:04 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

If you’re going to close your loan by the end of next week, it might be a good idea to lock your rate by Tuesday afternoon.

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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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