Which mortgage lender in the Hays, KS 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 Hays, KS 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 Hays, KS area in terms of interest rate is Golden Plains Credit Union, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.03%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Golden Plains Credit Union provided a -0.03% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Golden Plains Credit Union has a market share of 64.6%. It is the most popular lender in the Hays, KS area.
Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Hays, KS 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 Hays, KS is Golden Plains Credit Union. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is Sunflower Bank. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is also Sunflower 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 Hays, KS commuting zone area, which comprises of counties of Ellis County, KS, Graham County, KS, Rooks County, KS, and Trego County, KS. This includes cities/towns/communities of Hays, KS as well as Schoenchen, KS, Munjor, KS, Zurich, KS, WaKeeney, KS, Woodston, KS, Hill City, KS, and Morland, KS. 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.