That is right. Increasing mortgage rates (currently at 4.51 percent) are all the more reason to buy before rates continue to increase, if you will be taking out a home loan.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average on the 30-year loan jumped from 4.29 percent the previous week. Just two months ago, it was 3.35 percent — barely above the record low of 3.31 percent.
The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage rose to 3.53 percent from 3.39 percent last week. That’s the highest since August 2011.
Remember: the average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount and not all lenders charge the same fees.