On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity increased 8.5 percent for the week ending Dec. 4, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Rates for 30-year loans increased to 4.88 percent from 4.79 percent the previous week. Fifteen-year mortgages increased to 4.33 percent from 4.27 percent.

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