Mortgage rates held steady Tuesday following the release of mixed economic data. February Durable Goods Orders jumped 5.7%, beating forecast, but excluding volatile aircraft orders the results fell short of expectations. The January S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 8.1% from one year ago, the largest annual increase since 2006. Consumer Confidence slipped to 59.7. A reading of 68.0 had been expected. New Home Sales fell to 411,000 annual units, slightly below the consensus forecast. Stocks moved higher. Results from today’s 2-year Treasury auction will be released at 1:00 PM.