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Nightly real estate rates lower

30-year fixed rate at 5.62%; 10-year Treasury yield at 3.33%
Published on Mar 21, 2008

Long-term mortgage interest rates fell Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield dropped to 3.33 percent.The 30-year fixed-rate average dipped to 5.62 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate sank to 5.08 percent. The 1-year adjustable rate rose to 5.53 percent.The 30-year Treasury bond yield slipped to 4.17 percent.Rates and bonds 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 climbed 261.66 points, or 2.16 percent, finishing at 12,361.32. The Nasdaq jumped 48.15 points, or 2.18 percent, closing at 2,258.11.Stock figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.*** What's your opinion? Leave your comments below or send a letter to the editor. ...

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