The average 30-year-fixed mortgage rose seven basis points to 3.05% for the week ending Oct. 14, to its highest level since April, according to Freddie Mac’s latest PMMS survey of mortgage rates.
Two weeks ago, rates rose 13 basis points to 3.01%, eclipsing the 3% mark for the first time since June. However, last week, rates fell to 2.99%. Mortgage rates typically move in tandem with the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield, which was 1.56% for Oct. 14.
Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said in a statement that “as inflationary pressure details ⇒
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