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Overnight real estate rates continue to fall

30-year dips to 5.09%; 10-year Treasury up at 4.07%

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Long-term mortgage interest rates fell further Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.07 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average sank slightly to 5.09 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate dipped to 4.67 percent. The 1-year adjustable held at 3.6 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield gained to 4.47 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 85.5 points, or 0.8 percent, finishing at 10,749.61. The Nasdaq was up 0.55 points, or 0.03 percent, closing at 2,053.1. 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....