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Mortgage rates are rising again. See how much money they're costing you

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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Mortgage rates jumped to the highest level in two months ahead of the pivotal spring home-buying season, throttling demand among would-be buyers.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-year loan this week rose to 6.94% from 6.9% — the highest level since mid-December. While that is down from a peak of 7.79% in the fall, it remains sharply higher than the pandemic-era lows of just 3%.

"Mortgage rates continued their ascent this week, reaching a two-month high and flirting with seven percent yet again,"...

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