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Overnight real estate rates fall

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Long-term mortgage interest rates were down Wednesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield dropped to 4.65 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 5.78 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate was down at 5.52 percent. The 1-year adjustable dipped to 5.37 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield sank to 4.82 percent. Rates and bonds 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 rose 30.8 points, or 0.24 percent, finishing at 12,803.84. The Nasdaq was down 6.45 points, or 0.26 percent, closing at 2,510.5. Stock figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time....