US mortgage rates surpass 4-year high

This Jan. 22, 2018, photo shows a sold sign in front of a home in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. ( (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates increased this week to their highest level since January 2014, worsening affordability for would-be buyers at a moment when home sales have started to slump.

This week Last week Year ago
30-year fixed 4.46 4.43 4.21
15-year fixed 3.94 3.90 3.42
5-year adjustable 3.63 3.62 3.23

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