Long-term mortgage interest rates were slightly lower Wednesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield dipped to 3.98 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 5.27 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate fell to 4.68 percent. The 1-year adjustable was unchanged at 3.21 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield slipped to 4.77 percent. Rates are current as of 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Mortgage rate figures are according to Bankrate.com, 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 10.69 points, or 0.11 percent, finishing at 9,886.93. The Nasdaq was up 10.07 points, or 0.52 percent, closing at 1,932.97. Stock and b...
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