Fixed mortgage rates soared to their highest levels of the year, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac.

The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.87 percent with an average 0.6 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan amount.) It was 3.84 percent a week ago and 4.12 percent a year ago. Since falling to 3.65 percent in late April, the 30-year fixed rate has risen 22 basis points in the past five weeks.

The 15-year fixed-rate average increased to 3.11 percent with an average 0.5 point. It was 3.05 percent a week ago and 3.21 percent a year ago.

Hybrid adjustable rate mortgages also were mixed. The five-year ARM average rose to 2.9 percent with an average 0.5 point. It was 2.88 percent a week ago and 2.96 percent a year ago.

The one-year ARM average edged down to 2.5 percent with an average 0.3 point. It was 2.51 percent a week ago.

Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac deputy chief economist, credited positive housing market data for the rise in rates.

“New home sales surged 6.8 percent to an annual pace of 517,000 units in April,” Kiefer said in a statement. “Although existing home sales slipped 3.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted pace of 5.04 million units, sales are up 6.1 percent on a year-over-year basis. The [Standard & Poor’s]/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index also posted a solid gain of 5 percent over the 12-months ending in March 2015.”

Meanwhile, mortgage applications fell for the fifth week in a row, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

The market composite index, a measure of total loan application volume, decreased 1.6 percent from the previous week. The refinance index dropped 4 percent, while the purchase index slid down 1 percent.

The refinance share of mortgage activity accounted for 51 percent of all applications.

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