Ryan Ratliff, center, real estate sales associate with Re/Max Advance Realty, shows Ryan Paredes, left, and Ariadna Paredes a home for sale in Cutler Bay, Florida, on April 20, 2023.
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The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 7.72% on Tuesday, according to Mortgage News Daily.
At the beginning of this year, the 30-year fixed rate dropped to around 6%, causing a brief burst of activity in the spring housing market. But it began rising steadily again over the summer, causing sales to drop, despite strong demand. The current trend appears to be even higher, with the possibility of rates crossing over 8%.
The Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates two weeks…