Long-term mortgage interest rates were unchanged again Wednesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield sank to 4.56 percent.
The 30-year fixed-rate average remained at 5.81 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate held at 5.51 percent. The 1-year adjustable was up at 5.33 percent.
The 30-year Treasury bond yield declined to 4.72 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 gained 123.27 points, or 1.05 percent, finishing at 11,850.61. The Nasdaq was up 47.3 points, or 2.11 percent, closing at 2,290.95.
Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.