Colony Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemColony Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.09%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$139)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Colony Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.09%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$139. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Colony Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Colony 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 Colony Bank was most active in:

  1. Warner Robins, GA
  2. Valdosta, GA
  3. Athens, GA
  4. Savannah, GA
  5. Newnan, GA

Colony 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, Colony Bank originated Conforming, FHA, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA and VA mortgages for refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable borrowers by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%-0.13%-0.02%-0.15%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$79-$156-$28-$209
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.07%-0.14%-0.02%-0.16%
National Star Rating(4)(4)(3.5)(4.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.04%-0.01%-0.12%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$113-$51-$387
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%-0.01%-0.15%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(4.5)

As a summary, Colony Bank is cheap for Conforming, FHA and VA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Colony Bank is cheap for VA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Conforming and FHA 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 Colony Bank:

Registered name: Colony Bank
Registered city and state: Fitzgerald, GA, 31750
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

* 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 Colony 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.