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Overnight real estate rates get boost

30-year fixed rate at 5.93%; 10-year Treasury yield at 4.79%
Published on Oct 20, 2006

Long-term mortgage interest rates were higher Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield increased to 4.79 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 5.93 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate gained to 5.63 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up at 5.37 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.91 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 gained 19.05 points, or 0.16 percent, finishing at 12,011.73. The Nasdaq was up 3.79 points, or 0.16 percent, closing at 2,340.94. Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time....

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