In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, photo, a home is listed for sale in Surfside, Fla., Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its highest level since June, Freddie Mac reported Thursday, Sept. 15. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, photo, a home is listed for sale in Surfside, Fla., Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its highest level since June, Freddie Mac reported Thursday, Sept. 15. (AP ... Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (The Associated Press)

US average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.50 percent

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Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its highest level since June.

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Rates remain at historically low levels, however.

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to 3.50 percent from 3.44 percent last week. It was the highest level since June, when it averaged over 3.60 percent. Still, the average 30-year rate is down from 3.91 percent a year ago, and is close to its all-time low of 3.31 percent in November 2012.

The 15-year fixed mortgage rate edged up to 2.77 percent from 2.76 percent.