Long-term mortgage interest rates were lower Monday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield dipped to 4.21 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 5.35 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate fell to 4.77 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 3.45 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield sank to 4.81 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 53.58 points, or 0.5 percent, finishing at 10,729.43. The Nasdaq was down 23.29 points, or 1.07 percent, closing at 2,152.15. Stock and bond figures ...
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