Mortgage rates jump to highest level in a year

According to Freddie Mac the average 30-year rate rose for the fourth consecutive week to 3.81 percent, up from 3.59 percent last week, and nearly 1/2% higher than the 3.35% at the beginning of May. A year ago the rates was 3.75%.

The 15-year rate also increased to 2.98 percent from 2.77 percent.

With much discussion about when and how the Federal Reserve will move to reduce or end the Quantitative Easing policy which has kept interest rates low for an extended time, does the action of the last month indicate that mortgage rates have finally bottomed?

And will home buyers react, as they often do to rising mortgage rates, by rushing to buy now and lock in what is still an historically low rate?
Read Freddie Mac report