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interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.26 percent, up slightly from 4.25 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate spiked to 4.33 percent on Wednesday and hovered between 4.32 and 4.34 percent for the majority of the week before dropping to the current rate this morning.

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interest__max5128_450Fixed-rate mortgages rose slightly this week, with further increases predicted in the short-term. The uptick followed a two-week downturn in which key rates hit their lowest levels since June.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac’s latest survey showed that the average rate on a 30-year mortgage increased 0.06 percentage point week-over-week. The 30-year average is now trending at 4.16 percent after previously dropping to 4.1 percent, which was the lowest level in four months. A year ago, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.4 percent.

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interest__max5128_450realtor.com - Key fixed-mortgage rates fell to their lowest levels in four months this week, with further declines predicted in the short term.

The federal government’s shutdown and ongoing concerns with the economy’s recovery, particularly the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue its bond-buying stimulus program, were cited as factors in the declines of the key mortgage rates.

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money.cnn.com - In a dramatic about-face for the housing market, sellers are now calling the shots.

A survey of more than 2,000 Americans found that 33% of the 365 who were searching for a home have been on the hunt for more than a year and many were willing to make compromises on where they live or the type of home they would buy in order to close the deal, Century 21 Real Estate reported Wednesday.

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realestate.aol.com - The first thing Niamh Cahill did after she signed a contract to buy her new home in New Jersey was to map out a moving checklist.

"I had to break it down, to think small at first," she said. "If I thought about the whole move, I would have been completely overwhelmed." So she called the movers, set a date, and then started planning.

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for counting down to moving day. The important thing is to make a plan, says Audrey Dickson, quotation analyst with U-Pack, a national moving company based in Fort Smith, Ark.

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money.cnn.com - Home prices continued their recovery, rising 8.1% in January, although a separate report showed a slight slowdown in new-home sales.

The S&P Case-Shiller index, which tracks the 20 largest markets in the nation, showed the biggest year-over-year gain in prices since June 2006.

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money.cnn.com - The latest forecast from Fiserv (FISV) Case-Shiller predicts home prices will increase by an average of 3.3% annually over the five years ending September, 2017.

"2012 was the first year since 1997 that the housing market has resembled something [close to] normal," said David Stiff, Fiserv's chief economist. "For the past 15 years, home price changes and sales volumes have either been boosted by a bubble mentality or crushed by crash psychology."

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usatoday.com - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages moved closer to historic lows this week, a trend that has helped drive a rebound in home sales.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage declined to 3.51% from 3.56% last week. That's near the 3.31% rate reached in November, the lowest on records dating to 1971.

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