Sunmark Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Sunmark Credit Union a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Sunmark Credit Union with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratelower than average (-0.11%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (+$169)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)
Websitehttps://www.sunmark.org

On average, Sunmark Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.11%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$169. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Sunmark Credit Union tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Sunmark Credit Union’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Sunmark Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Albany, NY
  2. Johnstown, NY
  3. Yonkers, NY
  4. Oneonta, NY
  5. Plattsburgh, NY

You can click through to check out Sunmark Credit Union’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

Sunmark Credit Union’s Rates by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Sunmark Credit Union originated Conforming, FHA, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.09%-0.21%-0.09%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$289+$464+$106-$22
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.06%-0.16%-0.08%-0.05%
Star Rating(4.0)(4.5)(4.0)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%-0.06%+0.02%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$256-$52-$30-$28
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.11%-0.06%+0.02%+0.01%
Star Rating(4.0)(4.0)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Sunmark Credit Union is cheap for Conforming, FHA and USDA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Sunmark Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and FHA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Sunmark Credit Union:

Registered name: Sunmark Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: LATHAM, NY, 12110
Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

* 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 Sunmark Credit Union’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.