30-Year Mortgage Rates Rise

Average interest on 30-year fixed mortgages rose for the first time since June, lifting to 4.35 percent this week from 4.32 percent last week and 5.07 percent a year ago, reports Freddie Mac. Rates for 15-year fixed loans held at 3.83 percent, the record low set last week. 

Also, the five-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.56 percent, compared to 3.54 percent last week and 4.51 percent a year ago; and the one-year ARM fell to 3.46 percent from 3.5 percent last week and 4.64 percent a year ago.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Amy Hoak (09/10/10)

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