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Overnight mortgage rates slide

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Long-term mortgage interest rates were lower Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield dipped to 4.02 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 5.3 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate dipped to 4.71 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up slightly at 3.24 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield decreased to 4.82 percent. Rates are current as of 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Mortgage rate figures are according to, 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 107.88 points, or 1.08 percent, finishing at 9,894.95. The Nasdaq was down 17.51 points, or 0.91 percent, closing at 1,903.02. 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