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Mortgage rates finally eclipse the 3% mark

The average 30-year-fixed mortgage rate rose 13 basis points to 3.01% for the week ending Sept. 30, according to Freddie Mac’s latest PMMS survey. Mortgage rates had been roughly flat for seven weeks, and this is the first time it rose above 3% since June.

Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said in a statement that rates rose across all loan types, in conjunction with the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield, which also reached its highest point since June.

“Many factors led to this increase, including the Federal Reserve communicating that it will taper its support of details ⇒

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