The Home Loan Expert Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemThe Home Loan Expert
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$216)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, The Home Loan Expert’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.03%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$216. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that The Home Loan Expert tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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The Home Loan Expert’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 The Home Loan Expert was most active in:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Indianapolis, IN

The Home Loan Expert’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, The Home Loan Expert originated Conforming, Jumbo 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 MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.01%-0.00%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$152+$98-$40
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.00%-0.00%-0.04%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.05%-0.00%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$355-$12+$6
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.02%+0.00%-0.02%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, The Home Loan Expert is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, The Home Loan Expert is similar to other lenders for Conforming, 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 The Home Loan Expert:

Registered name: The Home Loan Expert
Registered city and state: St. Louis, MO, 63144
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 The Home Loan Expert’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.