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.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As deep housing discounts disappear, buyers will see less competition from investors.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 2:31 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The January employment report was disappointing, but it should keep mortgage rates low.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 11:36 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants lenders to share more information about the loans they make.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors searching for yield might consider mortgage REITs, but be aware of interest-rate and default risk.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:41 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Last year, Virginia Beach, Va., saw a 141 percent increase in home flipping compared with 2012.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:32 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Frigid weather is a stop sign for buyers, but the housing recovery is still on track.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:10 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing recovery proves its staying power in 2013.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:14 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

This year could be a good one for remodeling activity and new-home construction.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Homeowners who fell for a mortgage relief scam could get a share of a $3.6 million settlement.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:30 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Regulators are scaring lenders away from approving loans to deserving borrowers.

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