Economic strength puts pressure on real estate rates

Fed could raise key funds rate past 4.5%

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Beware good news…very strong economic data on Friday were pushing mortgage rates higher, fixed-rate 30s still under 6 percent for the lowest-fee packages, but just barely. ARMs are under even more pressure, as the intermediate 5-, 7- and 10-year hybrids are all between 5.5 percent and 6 percent.