U.S. mortgage rates seen as threat to housing rebound

06/19/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In recent weeks, residential mortgage rates in the U.S. have jumped at the fastest pace since 2010, arousing concerns that the housing market could fall back into a slump, crippling the nation's economic recovery. There are already signs of possible trouble for housing. The Mortgage Bankers Association said refinancing applications declined 11% during the past two weeks.

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