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SGV Market Overview

Mortgage Rates

U.S. averages as of

October 27, 2011:


30 yr. fixed:   4.10%

15 yr. fixed:   3.38%
1 yr. adj:        2.90%

Mortgage Rates Graphic

Janice Lee
Luxury Properties Director
540 South Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

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