While housing prices are still dropping, mortgage rates are creeping up. How high will they go this year?
Fed's buy of Treasury bonds brings back low rates, and refinancing is up, but economic woes are keeping many out of the market.
The average 30-year fixed rate is expected to jump above 5% next year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
A record-low rate of 4.19% is still not luring buyers, but more homeowners are refinancing.
Economic woes keep many folks out of the housing market, and those who want a loan will must surmount bureaucratic obstacles.
A credit score of 500 will get you a car loan, but a score of 720 will get you a much better rate.
Could the 30-year rate fall below 4%? Experts consider the possibility.
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