HomeStreet Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is HomeStreet Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by HomeStreet Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of HomeStreet Bank nationally:

Review ItemHomeStreet Bank
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.13%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$88)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, HomeStreet Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.13%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were 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 out of 5 stars.

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HomeStreet Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here. In particular, among the cities we track HomeStreet Bank was most active in:

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

HomeStreet Bank’s Rate Review 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. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.

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%
National Star Rating(3)(3)(2.5)(3.5)(3)
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%
Average Star Rating(2.5)(3)(3)(3.5)(3)

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 a lot for mortgage rates, and we always recommend shopping among several of our top mortgage 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.