Which mortgage lender in the Harrison, AR 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 Harrison, AR area by interest rate and market share. We maintain our independence by not accepting any compensation from the mortgage lenders we rank, and 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 Harrison, AR area in terms of interest rate is Equity Bank, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.10%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Equity Bank provided a -0.10% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Equity Bank has a market share of 22.0%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Harrison, AR area is Arvest Bank, with a larger market share of 29.3%. Arvest Bank is an average lender in terms of the interest rate it offers, with a “Rate Difference” of -0.05% compared to those of other lenders in this area.
Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Harrison, AR 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, going by historical data, the cheapest lender for Conventional mortgages in Harrison, AR is Equity Bank. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is Arvest Bank. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is also Arvest Bank. 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.
* Data is compiled for the Harrison, AR commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Boone County, AR, Carroll County, AR, and Newton County, AR. This includes cities/towns/communities of Harrison, AR as well as Holiday Island, AR, Alpena, AR, Diamond City, AR, Bellefonte, AR, Jasper, AR, Berryville, AR, Eureka Springs, AR, Alpena, AR, and Oak Grove, AR. 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.