First National Bank Maine Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirst National Bank Maine
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$171)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, First National Bank Maine’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.00%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$171. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First National Bank Maine 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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First National Bank Maine’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 National Bank Maine was most active in:

  1. Portland, ME
  2. Bangor, ME

First National Bank Maine’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 National Bank Maine originated Conforming, Jumbo, USDA 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 MortgagesConformingJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.04%+0.05%+0.00%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$70-$32-$130-$24
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%+0.05%-0.01%-0.00%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.05%+0.06%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$315-$32-$69
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.10%+0.06%-0.01%
Average Star Rating(4)(3)(3.5)

As a summary, First National Bank Maine is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First National Bank Maine is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than 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 First National Bank Maine:

Registered name: The First
Registered city and state: DAMARISCOTTA, ME, 04543
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

* 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 National Bank Maine’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.