Morning Minute: Mortgage rates move slightly higher this week

Freddie Mac reported that mortgage interest rates inched slightly higher this week — 3.68 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage compared to an average of 3.65 percent last week. Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Len Kiefer said rates rose during a week of mixed economic news as overall economic growth was lower than expected, but the housing market saw positive gains. Read more.

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