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Overnight real estate rates reach higher

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Long-term mortgage interest rates were up again Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield climbed to 4.68 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 5.81 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate gained to 5.46 percent. The 1-year adjustable held at 4.63 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield gained to 4.66 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 3.92 points, or 0.04 percent, finishing at 11,021.59. The Nasdaq lost 8.51 points, or 0.37 percent, closing at 2,302.6. 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