Which mortgage lender in the Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC area in terms of interest rate is Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union, with an average “Rate Difference” of -0.31%. This means that, comparing similar borrowers, Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union provided a -0.31% lower interest rate for its customers than other lenders in the area. Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union has a market share of 0.5%. On the other hand, the most popular lender in the Washington, DC area is Quicken Loans, with a larger market share of 7.4%. However, Quicken Loans also tends to be an expensive lender in the area, with an average “Rate Difference” of +0.15% compared to those of other lenders. We recommend shopping around before going with this popular lender.
Our detailed ranking of mortgage lenders in the Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC is Bank-Fund Staff 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 Citibank. If on the other hand, you want lower down payment or credit score requirements, the cheapest FHA mortgage provider is EagleBank. The cheapest VA mortgage provider is Sovereign Lending Group. 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.