Top Mortgage Lenders in Brainerd, MN

Which mortgage lender in the Brainerd, MN area typically has the best rates? To help you narrow down where to shop for a mortgage, provides an objective and data driven ranking of mortgage lenders operating in the Brainerd, MN 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 Brainerd, MN area in terms of interest rate is Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.14%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union provided a -0.14% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has a market share of 14.0%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Brainerd, MN area is US Bank, with a larger market share of 15.4%. US Bank is an average lender in terms of the interest rate it offers, with a “Rate Difference” of -0.01% compared to those of other lenders in this area.

Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Brainerd, MN 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 Brainerd, MN is Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. If you want to take out a loan that is above conforming limits (above $548,250 or $822,375 depending on the area in 2021), the cheapest Jumbo mortgage provider is Wells Fargo Bank. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is Flagstar Bank. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is BlackRidgeBANK. 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 Brainerd, MN

Mortgage Type:
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.14%(4.0)13.95%
Merchants Bank-0.07%(4.0)2.11%
Tradition Mortgage-0.06%(4.0)4.08%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.04%(3.5)2.65%
Bell Bank-0.01%(3.5)2.47%
Bremer Bank-0.01%(3.5)5.47%
Frandsen Bank & Trust-0.01%(3.5)3.01%
US Bank-0.01%(3.5)15.39%
Members Cooperative Credit Union0.01%(3.5)3.01%
Wells Fargo Bank0.03%(3.5)8.66%
AMEC Home Loans0.04%(3.5)7.85%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.04%(3.5)1.44%
Flagstar Bank0.04%(3.5)5.65%
New American Funding0.05%(3.0)1.70%
Quicken Loans0.14%(3.0)10.45%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.13%(4.0)7.00%
Tradition Mortgage-0.08%(4.0)5.15%
Merchants Bank-0.06%(4.0)2.11%
US Bank-0.05%(3.5)13.92%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.04%(3.5)4.64%
Wells Fargo Bank-0.01%(3.5)10.04%
Bell Bank-0.01%(3.5)3.29%
Frandsen Bank & Trust0.02%(3.5)2.62%
Bremer Bank0.03%(3.5)4.56%
Members Cooperative Credit Union0.03%(3.5)3.97%
Flagstar Bank0.04%(3.5)5.65%
AMEC Home Loans0.05%(3.5)10.97%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.05%(3.0)2.03%
New American Funding0.06%(3.0)2.03%
Quicken Loans0.12%(3.0)6.50%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.14%(4.0)21.84%
Merchants Bank-0.08%(4.0)2.11%
Bremer Bank-0.04%(3.5)6.51%
Frandsen Bank & Trust-0.03%(3.5)3.45%
Members Cooperative Credit Union-0.03%(3.5)1.92%
Tradition Mortgage-0.01%(3.5)2.87%
Bell Bank-0.01%(3.5)1.53%
AMEC Home Loans-0.00%(3.5)4.31%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC0.00%(3.5)0.38%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.01%(3.5)0.77%
US Bank0.03%(3.5)17.05%
New American Funding0.03%(3.5)1.34%
Flagstar Bank0.05%(3.0)5.65%
Wells Fargo Bank0.10%(3.0)7.09%
Quicken Loans0.15%(2.5)14.94%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.14%(4.0)16.77%
Merchants Bank-0.07%(4.0)2.54%
Tradition Mortgage-0.06%(4.0)4.22%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.05%(3.5)2.44%
Bell Bank-0.01%(3.5)2.60%
Bremer Bank-0.01%(3.5)5.63%
US Bank-0.01%(3.5)16.67%
Frandsen Bank & Trust-0.00%(3.5)3.63%
Members Cooperative Credit Union0.01%(3.5)3.63%
Wells Fargo Bank0.03%(3.5)9.42%
AMEC Home Loans0.04%(3.5)6.39%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.05%(3.5)1.62%
New American Funding0.05%(3.0)1.52%
Flagstar Bank0.06%(3.0)5.41%
Quicken Loans0.20%(2.5)8.33%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.12%(4.0)8.78%
Tradition Mortgage-0.09%(4.0)5.46%
Merchants Bank-0.06%(4.0)2.68%
US Bank-0.05%(4.0)15.52%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.05%(4.0)4.50%
Bell Bank-0.02%(3.5)3.53%
Wells Fargo Bank-0.01%(3.5)11.03%
Frandsen Bank & Trust0.03%(3.5)3.32%
Bremer Bank0.03%(3.5)4.82%
Members Cooperative Credit Union0.03%(3.5)5.03%
Flagstar Bank0.06%(3.0)5.57%
AMEC Home Loans0.06%(3.0)8.99%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.06%(3.0)2.36%
New American Funding0.06%(3.0)1.82%
Quicken Loans0.16%(2.5)5.89%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.14%(4.0)24.95%
Merchants Bank-0.08%(4.0)2.41%
Bremer Bank-0.04%(3.5)6.46%
Frandsen Bank & Trust-0.03%(3.5)3.94%
Members Cooperative Credit Union-0.03%(3.5)2.19%
Tradition Mortgage-0.01%(3.5)2.95%
Bell Bank-0.01%(3.5)1.64%
AMEC Home Loans0.00%(3.5)3.72%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC0.00%(3.5)0.33%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.02%(3.5)0.88%
US Bank0.03%(3.5)17.83%
New American Funding0.04%(3.5)1.20%
Flagstar Bank0.07%(3.0)5.25%
Wells Fargo Bank0.10%(3.0)7.77%
Quicken Loans0.23%(2.5)10.83%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Flagstar Bank-0.04%(3.5)2.72%
Tradition Mortgage-0.04%(3.5)4.35%
US Bank-0.03%(3.5)2.17%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.01%(3.5)3.26%
AMEC Home Loans0.01%(3.5)23.91%
Wells Fargo Bank0.01%(3.5)1.09%
Bell Bank0.01%(3.5)0.54%
Bremer Bank0.01%(3.5)2.17%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.01%(3.5)1.09%
Quicken Loans0.03%(3.5)24.46%
New American Funding0.06%(3.0)4.35%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Tradition Mortgage-0.04%(3.5)4.41%
Flagstar Bank-0.04%(3.5)2.94%
US Bank-0.03%(3.5)2.94%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.00%(3.5)4.41%
Bell Bank0.01%(3.5)0.74%
AMEC Home Loans0.01%(3.5)26.47%
Bremer Bank0.01%(3.5)2.94%
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union0.02%(3.5)1.47%
Wells Fargo Bank0.02%(3.5)0.74%
Quicken Loans0.03%(3.5)11.76%
New American Funding0.08%(3.0)4.41%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
AMEC Home Loans-0.03%(3.5)16.67%
Flagstar Bank-0.03%(3.5)2.08%
Tradition Mortgage-0.02%(3.5)4.17%
Wells Fargo Bank-0.02%(3.5)2.08%
New American Funding-0.01%(3.5)4.17%
Quicken Loans0.02%(3.5)60.42%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Wells Fargo Bank-0.01%(3.5)17.24%
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.01%(3.5)1.72%
Bremer Bank-0.01%(3.5)22.41%
Bell Bank-0.01%(3.5)5.17%
Tradition Mortgage-0.01%(3.5)1.72%
AMEC Home Loans-0.01%(3.5)5.17%
Quicken Loans-0.00%(3.5)1.72%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.00%(3.5)1.72%
New American Funding0.00%(3.5)1.72%
US Bank0.01%(3.5)37.93%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Wells Fargo Bank-0.01%(3.5)25.81%
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union-0.01%(3.5)3.23%
US Bank-0.00%(3.5)29.03%
Bell Bank-0.00%(3.5)9.68%
Quicken Loans-0.00%(3.5)3.23%
AMEC Home Loans0.00%(3.5)3.23%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC0.00%(3.5)3.23%
New American Funding0.00%(3.5)3.23%
Bremer Bank0.02%(3.5)12.90%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Bremer Bank-0.03%(3.5)33.33%
Wells Fargo Bank-0.02%(3.5)7.41%
AMEC Home Loans-0.01%(3.5)7.41%
Tradition Mortgage-0.01%(3.5)3.70%
US Bank0.02%(3.5)48.15%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Flagstar Bank-0.02%(3.5)15.11%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.01%(3.5)5.04%
US Bank-0.01%(3.5)6.47%
Wells Fargo Bank0.01%(3.5)5.04%
Bremer Bank0.01%(3.5)0.72%
Tradition Mortgage0.01%(3.5)2.88%
Quicken Loans0.01%(3.5)23.74%
Bell Bank0.02%(3.5)2.16%
New American Funding0.02%(3.5)0.72%
AMEC Home Loans0.07%(3.0)7.19%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Flagstar Bank-0.03%(3.5)13.10%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC-0.01%(3.5)7.14%
US Bank-0.01%(3.5)8.33%
Wells Fargo Bank0.00%(3.5)8.33%
Bremer Bank0.00%(3.5)1.19%
Tradition Mortgage0.01%(3.5)4.76%
Bell Bank0.02%(3.5)2.38%
Quicken Loans0.04%(3.5)5.95%
AMEC Home Loans0.07%(3.0)10.71%
Lender NameRate DifferenceRate RatingMarket Share
Flagstar Bank-0.02%(3.5)18.18%
US Bank-0.00%(3.5)3.64%
AMEC Home Loans0.00%(3.5)1.82%
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC0.01%(3.5)1.82%
Quicken Loans0.01%(3.5)50.91%
Bell Bank0.02%(3.5)1.82%
New American Funding0.03%(3.5)1.82%

* Data is compiled for the Brainerd, MN commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Aitkin County, MN, Cass County, MN, Crow Wing County, MN, and Itasca County, MN. This includes cities/towns/communities of Brainerd, MN as well as Crosslake, MN, Merrifield, MN, Jenkins, MN, Longville, MN, Pine River, MN, La Prairie, MN, Grand Rapids, MN, Pequot Lakes, MN, Lake Shore, MN, East Gull Lake, MN, Fort Ripley, MN, Walker, MN, Bovey, MN, Coleraine, MN, Trommald, MN, Zemple, MN, Tamarack, MN, Garrison, MN, Emily, MN, Aitkin, MN, Hill City, MN, Federal Dam, MN, Warba, MN, McGrath, MN, Nashwauk, MN, Bigfork, MN, Deer River, MN, and Cass Lake, MN. 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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