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Overnight real estate rates continue climb

30-year fixed rate at 5.97%; 10-year Treasury yield at 4.86%

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Long-term mortgage interest rates were up again Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.86 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 5.97 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate edged up to 5.66 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up at 4.97 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield jumped to 4.9 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 65 points, or 0.58 percent, finishing at 11,150.7. The Nasdaq gained 3.04 points, or 0.13 percent, closing at 2,340.82. Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time....