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Mortgage rates in Dallas, Texas

By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Posted: 6 pm ET

Mortgage rates didn't budge in the Dallas area this week.

Benchmark 30-year rate stays flat in Dallas

The average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate for the Dallas area remained constant at 3.61%, according to Bankrate's national survey of large lenders. The local rate eclipsed the national rate of 3.57%.

In the survey for the current week, the mortgages had an average of 0.51 discount and origination points.

"With the most popular mortgage rate frozen in place, it's neither good news nor bad news for potential borrowers who were waiting to lock a mortgage rate," says Holden Lewis, Bankrate's senior mortgage analyst.

Monthly payments on a hypothetical $165,000 30-year fixed-rate mortgage were also constant, remaining at $751.09.

Other Dallas mortgage types mixed

The average rate for 30-year jumbo mortgages also was unchanged this week, remaining at 3.69%. Jumbo mortgages are used for loan amounts above limits set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Those limits start at $417,000 and can range up to $625,500, depending on the location.

The average rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages increased to 2.86%, climbing 2 basis points from last week. Monthly payments on a hypothetical $165,000, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage moved upward with rates, ratcheting up $1.58 to $1,128.38.

"Because the 15-year fixed is a popular mortgage for homeowners who want to refinance, the increase means that a refi is less beneficial than it would have been before the rate rise," says Lewis.

The benchmark 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage rate dropped 1 basis point this week, dipping to 2.97%. The most common variety of variable-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARMs allow property owners to pay a fixed rate for the first 5 years, and the rate adjusts once per year every year after.

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Weekly mortgage survey

Results from Bankrate's Aug. 24 survey of mortgage lenders. Monthly payments are for a $165,000 loan. The jumbo rate is for the minimum jumbo loan amount of $417,000 in Dallas.
30-year fixed 15-year fixed 5-year ARM 30-year jumbo
This week's rate: 3.61% 2.86% 2.97% 3.69%
Change from last week: N/C +0.02 -0.01 N/C
Monthly payment: $751.09 $1,128.38 $692.98 $1,917.02
Change from last week: N/C +$1.58 -$0.89 N/C
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