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Mortgage Rates Creep Back Up

by Mark Wellborn

Mortgage Rates Creep Back Up: Figure 1Mortgage rates headed back up after dropping for two consecutive weeks. 

On Thursday, Freddie Mac reported 4.62 percent with an average 0.4 point as the average for a 30-year mortgage. 

"The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed eight basis points to 4.62 percent, and the Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday raised the federal funds rate by 25 basis points,” Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist said. “The good news is that the impact on consumer budgets will be smaller than past rate hike cycles. That is because a much smaller segment of mortgage loans in today’s market are pegged to short-term rate movements. 

The UrbanTurf Mortgage Rate Disclaimer: The rates reported by Freddie Mac for 30-year mortgages are usually the best rates that the most qualified borrowers can get, so borrowers or those considering refinancing should not necessarily read this news and think that they can go out and get a loan with the quoted interest rate.

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