Elevate your Bankrate experience
Get insider access to our best financial tools and content
Looking for the perfect credit card?
Narrow your search with CardMatch™
Shop mortgage rates in your area, compare lenders and use our helpful calculators to see how much house you can afford. Plus, get guidance and timely news updates from our team of mortgage experts.
Ready to buy a house? With rates near historic lows, this may be a great time to take the plunge.
Grooming your credit score and researching the housing market are on your to-do list.
Assistance for new buyers can make homeownership more affordable and accessible.
Use this first-time homebuyer guide to make informed decisions.
3 min read
5 min read
2 min read
1 min read
Home equity lenders have to OK a refinancing, and many are saying no. They want the loan paid off.
Here are the average home equity rates from Bankrate’s weekly survey.
Here are seven ways to boost the odds of selling a home amid a sea of ‘for sale’ signs on your block.
How were home equity rates affected by the Federal Reserve meeting?
The Federal Reserve issues a statement after its meeting. Bankrate translates it into English.
How were mortgage rates affected by the Federal Reserve meeting?
The Fed keeps rates at historic lows, but the big news was its take on the slumping economy.
If you’ve taken out a home equity loan or HELOC, don’t forget you can deduct the interest.
The number of homes being sold at auction is increasing. Here’s what to know before bidding.
2008 was the year of foreclosures. 2009 will be the year of refinances and mortgage modifications.