Which mortgage lender in the Burlington, IA 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 Burlington, IA 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 Burlington, IA area in terms of interest rate is United Community Bank in Illinois, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.16%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, United Community Bank in Illinois provided a -0.16% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. United Community Bank in Illinois has a market share of 13.3%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Burlington, IA area is Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation, with a larger market share of 48.0%. Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation is an average lender in terms of the interest rate it offers, with a “Rate Difference” of -0.02% compared to those of other lenders in this area.
Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Burlington, IA 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 Burlington, IA is United Community Bank in Illinois. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is also Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation. 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 Burlington, IA commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Hancock County, IL, Henderson County, IL, Des Moines County, IA, Henry County, IA, Lee County, IA, and Clark County, MO. This includes cities/towns/communities of Burlington, IA as well as Mount Pleasant, IA, Fort Madison, IA, Keokuk, IA, New London, IA, West Burlington, IA, Beaverdale, IA, Carthage, IL, Hamilton, IL, Wayland, IA, Danville, IA, Mediapolis, IA, Elvaston, IL, Salem, IA, Montrose, IA, Warsaw, IL, Basco, IL, Denmark, IA, West Point, IA, La Harpe, IL, Stronghurst, IL, Dallas City, IL, Donnellson, IA, Gulf Port, IL, Kahoka, MO, Oquawka, IL, Luray, MO, and Wayland, MO. 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.