Sound Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemSound Credit Union
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.18%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$895)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(5)

On average, Sound Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.18%). Its loan related closing costs were also lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$895. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Sound Credit Union tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This is a fantastic rating and places it among the top 5% of lenders nationwide.

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Sound Credit Union’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 Sound Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Lacey, WA
  3. Bremerton, WA
  4. Longview, WA
  5. Kennewick, WA

Sound Credit Union’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, Sound Credit Union originated Conforming and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, 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 MortgagesConformingVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.16%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$559-$84
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.19%-0.05%
National Star Rating(4.5)(4)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.19%+0.02%-0.12%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$1018-$21-$340
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.28%+0.02%-0.13%
Average Star Rating(5)(3.5)(4)

As a summary, Sound Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Sound Credit Union is cheap for Conforming and VA mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo 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 Sound Credit Union:

Registered name: Sound Credit Union
Registered city and state: TACOMA, WA, 98402
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 Sound 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.