Long-term mortgage interest rates fell again Friday, and the
benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield decreased to 3.47 percent.
The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to 5.65 percent, and the
15-year fixed rate dipped to 5.23 percent. The 1-year adjustable rate slipped to 5.68 percent.
The 30-year Treasury bond yield was down at 4.31 percent.
Rates and bonds 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 lost 16.61 points, or 0.13 percent, finishing at 12,609.42.
The Nasdaq rose 7.68 points, or 0.32 percent, closing at 2,370.98.
Stock figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
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