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Impact Of Rising Mortgage Rates On The Housing Recovery

Since early May, rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have risen from 3.35 percent during the week ending May 3rd to 4.51 percent for the week ending July 12th; an increase of 116 basis points (bps) in nine weeks in mortgage rates.

According to Fannie Mae - Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB:FNMA) the question arises whether the recent increase in interest rates will stall the housing recovery, a relative bright spot in the economy during the first half of 2013.


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