Average mortgage rates on 30-year fixed home loans continued their march towards 8% this week as the Treasury yield surpassed 5%. Rates have been steadily climbing for seven straight weeks, the longest consecutive increase since Spring 2022, according to Freddie Mac‘s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 7.79% as of Oct. 26. That’s up 16 basis points from the previous week and up 71 basis points from 7.08% a year ago, the survey showed.
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