Fixed mortgage rates stayed steady this past week as the nation struggled with weak economic data and political wrangling over the nation’s debt limit.

The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage came in at 4.23%, up from 4.22% a week earlier, and a significant rise from 3.39% last year, Freddie Mac said in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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