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US Average Mortgage Rates Rise; 30-year Sat 3.14%

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Last Updated: October 29, 2021, 06:00 IST

US Average Mortgage Rates Rise; 30-year Sat 3.14%

Average longterm mortgage rate rose this week as inflation pressures, the coronavirus pandemic and some supply shortages linger.

WASHINGTON: Average long-term mortgage rate rose this week as inflation pressures, the coronavirus pandemic and some supply shortages linger.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year mortgage jumped to 3.14% from 3.09% last week. In contrast, the key rate stood at 2.81% this time last year.
The rate for a 15-year loan, a popular option for homeowners refinancing their mortgages, increased to 2.37% from 2.33% last week.
The government reported Thursday that the U.S. economy slowed sharply to a 2% annual growth rate in the July-September period, the weakest quarterly expansion since the recovery from the pandemic recession began last year. Rising COVID-19 cases and supply shortages were cited as factors hampering growth.
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first published:October 29, 2021, 06:00 IST
last updated:October 29, 2021, 06:00 IST