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Overnight real estate rates mostly flat

30-year fixed rate at 5.88%; 10-year Treasury yield at 4.67%

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Long-term mortgage interest rates held steady Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.67 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average stayed at 5.88 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate sank slightly to 5.55 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 4.88 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield gained to 4.72 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 up 26.41 points, or 0.23 percent, finishing at 11,279.65. The Nasdaq rose 6.92 points, or 0.3 percent, closing at 2,306.48. 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 opinion@inman.com....