HomeStreet Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is HomeStreet Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by HomeStreet Bank with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratehigher than average (+0.13%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (-$88)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.0)

On average, HomeStreet Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.13%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$88. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that HomeStreet Bank tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

HomeStreet Bank’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track HomeStreet Bank was most active in:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Portland, OR
  3. Los Angeles, CA
  4. Spokane, WA
  5. Kennewick, WA

You can click through to check out HomeStreet Bank’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

HomeStreet Bank’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, HomeStreet Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.11%+0.09%+0.15%+0.02%+0.12%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$16-$205+$205+$38+$92
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.11%+0.08%+0.15%+0.02%+0.13%
Star Rating(3.0)(3.0)(2.5)(3.5)(3.0)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.20%+0.10%+0.07%+0.00%+0.14%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$265+$13+$161+$34-$203
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.19%+0.10%+0.07%+0.00%+0.13%
Star Rating(2.5)(3.0)(3.0)(3.5)(3.0)

As a summary, HomeStreet Bank is similar to other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, HomeStreet Bank is similar to other lenders for USDA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about HomeStreet Bank:

Registered name: HomeStreet Bank
Registered city and state: Seattle, WA, 98101-2326
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: HOMESTREET, INC.

* Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and is for mortgages originated in the past year. Our comparable mortgages analysis controls for HomeStreet Bank’s distribution of loan term (e.g. 30 year vs 15 year), loan-to-value (LTV), debt-to-income (DTI), loan amount, loan program (e.g. Conforming/FHA), loan purpose (e.g. purchase/refinance), and commuting zone. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in above average loan related closing costs being worth +0.15 of a percentage point in interest rate. Furthermore, the amounts are regularized using a Bayesian approach to control for small samples.