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Mortgage rates trend down amid lower monetary, fiscal pressures 

Mortgage rates jumped last week amid a debt ceiling impasse and expectations of another federal funds rate hike. However, rates have started to reverse course over the last few days, following news of a debt agreement and an expectation that the Federal Reserve may pause hikes. 

On the fiscal side, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy struck a deal on Saturday to suspend the $31.4 trillion U.S. debt limit until January 2025 and cap government spending. On Wednesday, the deal passed in the details ⇒

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