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, May 14, 2014 3:37 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If you live in one of the most expensive metro areas of the U.S., you’ll need a six-figure income if you want to buy a home.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:33 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Mortgage debt is driving an increase in total household obligations, but more are paying on time.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 4:34 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates started the week quietly, which is good news for borrowers. But not the same can be said about home prices.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:54 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The rate of homeownership in the U.S. is at a 19-year low.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The projects that deliver the most value for the money are not what you’d think.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 4:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage rates didn’t move after investors realized that the jobless rate plunged because the workforce shrank.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Buyers are starting to emerge, but home sales this year could still lag last year.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 3:39 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

High-end buyers are having a hard time finding the home of their dreams.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:56 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

March housing numbers reflect problems with costs, supply and demand.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:43 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get an 850 credit score? Here is how one man did it.

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