Home Mortgage Rates TipUpwards

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McLEAN, Va. - (12/23/04) -- Long-term mortgage rates rose thisweek, after falling the previous two weeks, according to FreddieMac. The average for the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate loan climbedto 5.75%, from 5.68% last week; while the average for the 15-year,fixed-rate mortgages inched up to 5.18%, from 5.11%. The averagefor the one-year ARM held steady at 4.17%, down slightly from 4.18%last week.

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