Which mortgage lender in the Virginia Beach, VA 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 Virginia Beach, VA 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 Virginia Beach, VA area in terms of interest rate is Langley Federal Credit Union, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.26%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Langley Federal Credit Union provided a -0.26% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Langley Federal Credit Union has a market share of 1.4%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Virginia Beach, VA area is Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, with a larger market share of 13.7%. Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group is also a relatively cheap lender, with a “Rate Difference” of -0.13% compared to those of other lenders in this area.
Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Virginia Beach, VA 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 Virginia Beach, VA is Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC. 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 Bank of America. 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 Virginia Beach, VA
* Data is compiled for the Virginia Beach, VA commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Gates County, NC, Gloucester County, VA, Isle of Wight County, VA, James City County, VA, Mathews County, VA, Middlesex County, VA, Southampton County, VA, Surry County, VA, York County, VA, Chesapeake city, VA, Franklin city, VA, Hampton city, VA, Newport News city, VA, Norfolk city, VA, Poquoson city, VA, Portsmouth city, VA, Suffolk city, VA, Virginia Beach city, VA, and Williamsburg city, VA. This includes cities/towns/communities of Virginia Beach, VA as well as Chesapeake, VA, Norfolk, VA, Newport News, VA, Suffolk, VA, Hampton, VA, Portsmouth, VA, Smithfield, VA, Gloucester Point, VA, Poquoson, VA, Carrollton, VA, Williamsburg, VA, Gloucester Courthouse, VA, Courtland, VA, Windsor, VA, Yorktown, VA, Gwynn, VA, Saluda, VA, Mathews, VA, Franklin, VA, Ivor, VA, Rushmere, VA, Deltaville, VA, Camptown, VA, Gatesville, NC, Claremont, VA, Sunbury, NC, Dendron, VA, Capron, VA, Boykins, VA, and Bethel Manor, VA. 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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