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Nightly real estate rates slide

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Long-term mortgage interest rates sank Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield fell to 3.78 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 5.74 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate fell to 5.33 percent. Meanwhile, the 1-year adjustable rate dipped to 5.92 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield sank to 4.54 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 52.43 points, or 0.41 percent, finishing at 12,866.78. The Nasdaq gained 12.75 points, or 0.52 percent, closing at 2,451.24. Stock figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. *** What's your opinion? Leave your comments below or send a letter to the editor. ...