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Mortgage Rates Jump for a Sixth Straight Week

Wednesday, April 7, 2021   /   by Teresa Dipeso

Mortgage Rates Jump for a Sixth Straight Week

U.S. mortgage rates have increased for six straight weeks, a sign the historic low for mortgage rates is becoming a thing of the past.

The rise in mortgage rates comes as the demand for housing continues to hit all-time highs, as buyers outnumber sellers, and homes selling above listing price skyrocket.

Since January, mortgage rates have increased half a percentage point, according to a March 25 Freddie Mac report, which found the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 3.17%, the highest level since June and up from 3.09% a week prior. Similarly, a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage is 2.45%, up from 2.40% a week earlier.


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At the end of 2020, a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.67%, and a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.17%.

Redfin recently reported mortgage applications increased 3% week over week for the week ending March 19. They were up 26% from a year earlier.

Rising mortgage rates are contributing to a decline in refinancing. Refinances have declined for seven consecutive weeks to 60.9%, their lowest level since July, according to Bloomberg, which reported the days of cash-out financing may also be numbered.


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