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Mortgage rates continue climbing

Popular 30-year package rises to 3.98 percent

6:56 PM, Jun. 13, 2013
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Rising home mortgage interest rates may help lure more buyers into the market.

With mortgage giant Freddie Mac reporting Thursday U.S. rates on a 30-year fixed loan rising for the sixth consecutive week, one expert believes it could be enough to get some people considering a purchase to make a move now.

"When (buyers) are sitting on the fence, the main reason usually is because prices of houses are still falling and they didn't want to buy an asset that continued to fall in value," said David Clark, an economist at Marquette University, who monitors the state's real estate market. "When ...

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