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This Feb. 8, 2012 photo, shows a for sale sign in front of a home, in Yardley, Pa.

It was good while it lasted.

Rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose after sitting at record lows for four weeks, according to CNN Money. The rates hit all-time lows because of signs that the housing market is showing improvement.

Freddie Mac reported that rates rose to an average of 3.95 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, up from 3.87 percent last week. The rate for 15-year fixed loans rose to 3.19 percent compared to 3.16, which held for two weeks in a row.

Still, the rates are lower than last year.

Mortgages rates have been on a slow decline since 2011. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage was 4.95 percent last year. The 15-year average was 4.22 percent.

Other recent reports also show that fewer borrowers are seriously delinquent on their loans.

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