Neighborhood Loans Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemNeighborhood Loans
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.08%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$427)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Neighborhood Loans’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.08%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$427. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Neighborhood Loans 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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Neighborhood Loans’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 Neighborhood Loans was most active in:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Portage, MI
  4. Big Rapids, MI
  5. Valparaiso, IN

Neighborhood Loans’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, Neighborhood Loans 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+0.13%+0.02%-0.02%+0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$683+$372-$54+$122
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.20%+0.04%-0.03%+0.04%
National Star Rating(2.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.05%+0.08%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$10-$195-$102
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%+0.07%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3)(3.5)

As a summary, Neighborhood Loans is similar to other lenders for FHA, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Neighborhood Loans is similar to other lenders for Conforming and VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for 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 Neighborhood Loans:

Registered name: Neighborhood Loans
Registered city and state: Downers Grove, IL, 60515
Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

* 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 Neighborhood Loans’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.