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McLEAN, Va. - (03/04/05) -- Long-term mortgage rates rose againthis week, for the third week in a row, after a six-week period ofdeclines, according to Freddie Mac. The average for the benchmark30-year, fixed-rate loan moved up to 5.79% this week, from 5.69%last week; while the average for the 15-year, fixed-rate mortgageincreased to 5.33%, from 5.22. ARM rates were mixed, with theaverage for the five-year hybrid ARM moving up to 5.17%, from 5.05%last week; and one-year ARM rates inching down to 4.14%, from4.16%.

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