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Not all players in the mortgage industry are saying the same thing when it comes to projections for mortgage rates in the future.

 ■ Fannie Mae projects that the 30-year fixed rate could stay at 2.8%, and rise to 2.9% in 2022.

 ■ Demand for mortgages has remained strong throughout 2020, exceeding 2019 demand as total home sales will increase 5.7% this year over 2019, to 6.37 million units on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, according to Fannie Mae.

 ■ This demand is compounded by the 21.5% increase in new-home sales and increase in existing-home sales by 3.6% on a year-over-year basis.

 ■ Fannie Mae is projecting that home sales will somewhat flatten out, projecting an increase of 0.8% for 2021.

 ■ The Mortgage Bankers Association is not seeing the rates staying at the under 3% level, but actually is projecting the 30-year fixed mortgage to go from 2.9% in the current quarter to 3.3% by the end of 2021 and to 3.6% by the end of 2022.

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