The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage inched up another 3 basis points over the past week to 4.46 percent, which is 25 basis points higher than at the same time last year (4.21 percent) and within 12 basis points of a 5-year high (4.58 percent), according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey data.

At the same time, the average rate for 15-year fixed mortgage has ticked up to 3.94 percent while the average rate for a 5-year adjustable inched up to 3.63 percent, both of which remain near 7-year highs and have jumped from as low as 2.72 percent and 2.68 percent in 2016, respectively.

And according to an analysis of the futures market, the probability of the Fed raising the federal funds rate on the 21st of this month is holding at 86 percent.

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