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Overnight real estate rates mostly flat

30-year holds at 5.3%; 10-year Treasury down at 4.18%

Long-term mortgage interest rates showed little movement Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield fell to 4.18 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average remained at 5.3 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate inched up to 4.75 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 3.37 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield climbed to 4.96 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 1.85 points, or 0.02 percent, finishing at 10,520.38. The Nasdaq was up 7.19 points, or 0.34 percent, closing at 2,109.16. 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 [email protected]...

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