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Real estate rates stuck in neutral

Markets hold all bets until new Fed chief's commentary
Published on Jan 20, 2006

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Mortgage rates are still in the same narrow band they've been in since the holidays: 6.125 percent, plus or minus a debate about closing costs, but no points and no origination fee.

This narrow range should not be confused with stability.

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