Mortgage rates rose last week as investors gained confidence in the global economy
The 2013 housing market is expected to perform well. Job growth is playing a role in its recovery.
Mortgage rates rose during the first week of 2013.
Mortgage bonds improved last week, pushing mortgage rates lower nationwide.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its November 2012 Non-Farm Payrolls report, the U.S. economy added 146,000 net new jobs last month.