Today in bad headlines

Maybe there should have a course, or ten, on how to write factual and accurate article headlines in Journalism School?

Today in bad headlines:

US mortgage rates climb steeply, slowing housing boom

From the actual article

Vacation-home demand peaked in March 2021, Redfin said. That was two months after Freddie Mac’s average 30-year mortgage rate hit a record low of 2.65%. Borrowing costs have shot up since the end of last year, landing at 4.67% this week.

No mention of vacation homes in the title even though that is what the article focuses on. What is the basis for the claim that a 2% increase is the interest rate shooting up and climbing steeply?

Joel Hamill @joelhamill