First Bank NC and SC Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirst Bank NC and SC
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.12%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$168)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, First Bank NC and SC’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.12%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$168. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Bank NC and SC tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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First Bank NC and SC’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 First Bank NC and SC was most active in:

  1. Asheville, NC
  2. Greensboro, NC
  3. Wilmington, NC
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Pinehurst, NC

In addition, First Bank NC and SC is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

  1. Asheville, NC, overall
  2. Greensboro, NC, overall
  3. Pinehurst, NC, for Conforming mortgages

First Bank NC and SC’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, First Bank NC and SC originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.13%-0.04%-0.01%-0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$270-$9+$164+$1-$38
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.11%-0.04%-0.00%-0.01%-0.03%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.14%-0.02%+0.01%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$68+$3+$64-$94
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.14%-0.02%+0.01%-0.03%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: First Bank
Registered city and state: Troy, NC, 27371
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)

* 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 First Bank NC and SC’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.