If you're looking for a new 30-year mortgage get it cheap while you still can.
According to Bankrate.com rates on conforming 30-year loans jumped dramatically ending the week at an average of 5.27%. That's still not too bad by historic standards, but it's an increase from the 4.75% or below that was available only a few days ago.
If this continues it's bad for anyone trying to buy, refinance or sell a home. If you are trying to buy and still haven’t locked your rate now may be the time to do so: this rate hike -- to 5.25%, from 4.75% recently -- can cost an extra $50 a month for someone buying a $200,000 home with an 80% loan.
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