Which mortgage lender in the Columbus, OH area typically has the best rates? To help you narrow down where to shop for a mortgage, MortgageWaldo.com provides an objective and data driven ranking of mortgage lenders operating in the Columbus, OH area by interest rate and market share. Unlike our competitors, we maintain independence by not accepting any compensation from the mortgage lenders we rank. We use data on all fixed rate mortgages that were closed in the past year to generate our rankings.
Going by historical data, the best mortgage lender in the Columbus, OH area in terms of interest rate is Third Federal Savings & Loan, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.30%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Third Federal Savings & Loan provided a -0.30% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Third Federal Savings & Loan has a market share of 2.4%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Columbus, OH area is Quicken Loans, with a larger market share of 7.0%. However, Quicken Loans also tends to be an expensive lender in the area, with an average “Rate Difference” of +0.19% compared to those of other lenders. We recommend shopping around before going with this popular lender.
Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Columbus, OH area is shown in the table below. In the table, we also give our assessment of whether they are, on average, a cheap/expensive lender through a star rating system. You can choose to tailor our ranking table to a specific mortgage type (Conventional/Jumbo/FHA/VA) and purpose (purchase/refinance) through the drop-down menu. For example, the cheapest lender for Conventional mortgages in Columbus, OH is Third Federal Savings & Loan. If you want to take out a loan that is above conforming limits (for example, above $548,250 in 2021), the cheapest Jumbo mortgage provider is Fifth Third Bank. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is Huntington National Bank. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is Navy Federal Credit Union. Note that as a consumer advocate we always recommend shopping among several of our top ranked lenders in order to get the best rates and fees.
Ranking of Mortgage Lenders in Columbus, OH
|Lender Name||Rate Difference||Rate Rating||Market Share|
|Huntington National Bank||-0.08%||14.41%|
|Fifth Third Bank||-0.04%||14.41%|
|Bank of America||-0.01%||3.06%|
|First Federal Lakewood||-0.01%||5.68%|
|Independent Bank Michigan||0.01%||1.31%|
|First Financial Bank||0.02%||10.04%|
|BMI Federal Credit Union||0.02%||0.87%|
|State Bank and Trust Company||0.03%||0.44%|
|Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation||0.03%||0.44%|
|Wells Fargo Bank||0.03%||2.18%|
|First Merchants Bank||0.03%||0.44%|
|Farm Credit Mid-America||0.04%||2.62%|
|First Commonwealth Bank||0.04%||4.37%|
|JPMorgan Chase Bank||0.04%||11.35%|
|Caliber Home Loans||0.04%||0.44%|
|Park National Bank||0.05%||3.93%|
|Telhio Credit Union||0.06%||1.31%|
* Data is compiled for the Columbus, OH commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Delaware County, OH, Fairfield County, OH, Franklin County, OH, Hocking County, OH, Knox County, OH, Licking County, OH, Madison County, OH, Morgan County, OH, Muskingum County, OH, Perry County, OH, and Union County, OH. This includes cities/towns/communities of Columbus, OH as well as Delaware, OH, Pickerington, OH, Grove City, OH, Powell, OH, Upper Arlington, OH, Newark, OH, Gahanna, OH, Lancaster, OH, Dublin, OH, Westerville, OH, Marysville, OH, Pataskala, OH, Hilliard, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, Sunbury, OH, Dublin, OH, New Albany, OH, Mount Vernon, OH, Bexley, OH, Canal Winchester, OH, Westerville, OH, Worthington, OH, Zanesville, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, Dublin, OH, Heath, OH, London, OH, Etna, OH, Apple Valley, OH, Grandview Heights, OH, Lake Darby, OH, New California, OH, Whitehall, OH, Baltimore, OH, Johnstown, OH, Hebron, OH, Harbor Hills, OH, Ostrander, OH, Logan, OH, Thornport, OH, Hartford, OH, Granville, OH, Carroll, OH, Plain City, OH, Hanover, OH, Darbydale, OH, Centerburg, OH, Richwood, OH, Blacklick Estates, OH, and Utica, OH. Lenders must have made at least 30 loans in the area to be included. Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). Rate Difference (the average difference of interest rates relative to those of other lenders) were computed by subtracting the rate at origination from the average predicted rate conditional on the commuting zone, borrower LTV, DTI, Loan Amount, Loan Type, and Loan Purpose, and then regularized based on a Bayesian approach to account for smaller sample sizes. Above-average mortgage closing costs were then added to the rate difference at a rate of +0.15/point. Star ratings were determined in intervals of 0.10% in rate difference per half star.
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