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Mortgage rates stay stable, again

By Marcie Geffner -

Mortgage interest rates were essentially unchanged this week, giving borrowers more time to buy a home or refinance their existing mortgage at very attractive rates.

The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage went up to 3.57% from 3.56%, according to Bankrate's weekly survey of large lenders. A year ago, this rate was 4.03%. Four weeks ago, it was 3.63%.

The mortgages in this week's survey had an average total of 0.25 discount and origination points.

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