Mortgage rates recently crossed the 5% mark, almost double what they were just a year ago and the highest since 2011. The rise is likely to put a lid on home price appreciation in the short term as the monthly cost to own a home increased significantly. While the rate is staggering, a longer-term perspective shows that rates are still below historical averages.

Source: Federal Reserve Economic Data

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