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Average US Mortgage Rates Took Biggest Jump in 35 Years

By 06/16/2022 2:53 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

A recent study has shown that the average long-term U.S. mortgage rates had their biggest one-week jump in 35 years.

On Thursday, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year rate climbed from 5.23% last week to 5.78% this week, the highest its been since November of 2008 during the housing crisis.

In view of the data, the Federal Reserve raised its key rate by three-quarters of a point this week to tame high inflation.

According to reports, Wednesday’s rate hike by the Fed was its biggest in a single action since 1994.

The Mortgage Bankers Association said the quick jump in rates and a sharp increase in home prices had pushed potential homebuyers out of the market.

They also said the mortgage applications are down more than 15% from last year, and refinancings are down more than 70%.

Moreover, it was also reported that higher borrowing rates appear to be slowing the housing market, a crucial part of the economy.

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