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November 26, 2012

Home Briefs: Nov. 26, 2012

Quebec Christmas Market offers German goods

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec — A German Canadian Christmas Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Hemmingford Elementary School, 548 Champlain Ave.

Items for sale include imported chocolate and cookies from Germany, local crafts, paintings, cards, jewelry, maple products, Christmas decorations and more. A German-style meal of sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, rolls, desserts and coffee will also be served.

Admission is free.

For questions or more information, call Julie Hebert at (450) 247-2022 or email

Crafters sought for Holiday Fair

LONG LAKE — Crafters and vendors are needed for the third-annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the Friends of the Long Lake Library on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Long Lake Central School.

For more information and an application, call Jackie Mallery at 624-2056.

Mortgage rate hits record 3.31 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell to record lows last week, a trend that is boosting home sales and aiding the housing recovery.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average rate on the 30-year loan dipped to 3.31 percent, the lowest on records dating back to 1971. That’s down from 3.34 percent last week, the previous record low.

The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage also dropped to 2.63 percent. That’s down from 2.65 percent last week and also a new record.

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