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Mortgage rates soar to 4.42% following rate hike

The rollercoaster is still climbing. Mortgage rates are approaching 4.5%, a level economists forecasted would not be reached until the tail end of 2022. And there’s good reason to believe mortgage rates will be in the 5% range before too long.

According to data from Freddie Mac‘s PMMS survey, mortgage rates on the traditional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped 26 basis points to 4.42% this week, with increases across all loan types.

“Rising inflation, escalating geopolitical uncertainty and the Federal Reserve’s actions are driving rates higher and weakening consumers’ purchasing power,” Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said in a statement.

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