Mortgage Rates Jump Up

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Freddie Mac’s June 27 release of results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) shows average fixed mortgage rates jumping along with bond yields amid recent Fed remarks that it could begin tapering its bond purchases later this year. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose from 3.93 percent last week to 4.46 percent this week; the highest it has been since the week of July 28, 2011. This represents the largest weekly increase for the 30-year fixed since the week ended April 17, 1987.

Mortgage Rates Still Climbing

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Freddie Mac released the June 13 results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates continuing to climb. Since last month, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased over half a percentage point. Yet mortgage rates are coming off all-time record lows, which is helping to keep homebuyer affordability high.

Mortgage Rates Go Up Again

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The June 6 release of Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) results shows fixed mortgage rates climbing higher for the fifth consecutive week. The average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage went over 3 percent for the first time since the week of May 24, 2012.