Mortgage rates soared to a two-year high last week, rising by the largest pace since 1987. Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed from 3.93 percent to 4.46 percent last week. Some economists are predicting 30-year rates to climb to 4.5 percent and 5 percent over the next 12 months, following the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement that it will soon end a program that has kept interest rates near all-time lows for months. Home buyers may be concerned that the rising rates will dampen housing affordability. But economists say that rising rates shouldn’t derail the housing market recovery. "Some people might decide to buy a smaller house in a different area, but you won't see a big decline based just on interest rates," says Jay Brinkmann, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s chief economist. "In the past, you would see a rise in homebuying activity with rate increases. People who are on the fence about buying a home get off the fence in a hurry when rates start to go up.”As rates have edged up recently, pending home sales have moved up too. They rose 6.7 percent in May from April—at the highest rate since late 2006, the National Association of REALTORS® recently reported. Analysts also point out that mortgage rates are still low by a historical perspective, even if they do tick up to 5 percent. "Anything below 6 percent is historically favorable," says Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH, a mortgage data publisher.
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