Mortgage Rates Hit 5.78%, Highest Level Since 2008

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2022
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U.S. mortgage rates reached their highest level in more than 13 years, the latest sign of market tumult tied to the Federal Reserve’s campaign to cool inflation.

The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5.78%, mortgage-finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday, the highest level since November 2008 and well above the 3.11% recorded near the end of last year. Last week, Freddie Mac reported an average mortgage rate of 5.23%.

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