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MORTGAGE RATES MIXED IN WEEK

Mortgage rates around the country edged up this week except for one-year adjustable rates which dipped to their lowest point since 1994.

The average interest rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 6.64 percent, up from 6.61 percent last week, according to the nationwide survey released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the mortgage company.

Fifteen-year mortgages, a popular option for refinancing, ticked up to 6.13 percent this week, compared with 6.09 percent the previous week.

On one-year adjustable-rate mortgages, lenders were asking an average initial rate of 5.25 percent, down from 5.26 percent from the previous week, and the lowest since Feb. 16, 1994.

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