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Overnight mortgage rates remain flat

30-year fixed up at 5.98%; 10-year Treasury up at 4.81%

Long-term mortgage interest rates were mostly unchanged Wednesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield jumped to 4.81 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average inched up to 5.98 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate held at 5.35 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up slightly at 3.49 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield increased to 5.48 percent. Rates are current as of 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Mortgage rate figures are according to, which publishes nightly averages based on its survey of 4,000 banks in 50 states. Points on these mortgages range from zero to 3.5. In other economic news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 64.08 points, or 0.61 percent, finishing at 10,368.44. The Nasdaq was down 32.92 points, or 1.63 percent, closing at 1,990.61. Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. *** What's your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to