The national average for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages hit 3.63 percent in the past week, the highest since late August last year, according to data released Thursday morning by Freddie Mac.
The 30-year average, pushed by encouraging jobs growth and consumer spending, was at 3.52 eprcent the previous week.
Fifteen-year fixed rates averaged 2.79 percent nationally in the past week, up from 2.76 percent.
Here are the numbers from New England:
30-year: 3.64 percent
15-year: 2.83 percent
30-year: 3.52 percent
15-year: 2.77 percent
A year ago
30-year: 3.91 percent
15-year: 3.17 percent