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Overnight real estate rates sink

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Long-term mortgage interest rates were lower Monday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield dipped to 4.19 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 5.32 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate dropped to 4.75 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up at 3.44 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield fell to 4.81 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 up 11.68 points, or 0.11 percent, finishing at 10,661.6. The Nasdaq was down 7.35 points, or 0.34 percent, closing at 2,127.85. 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