OceanFirst Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratelower than average (-0.19%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than average (-$672)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.5)

On average, OceanFirst Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.19%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$672. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that OceanFirst Bank tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

OceanFirst Bank’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Toms River, NJ
  2. Ocean City, NJ
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. Philadelphia, PA
  5. New York, NY

Furthermore, OceanFirst Bank is our top ranked mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in Ocean City, NJ, for Conforming mortgages.

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

OceanFirst Bank’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, OceanFirst Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and Jumbo 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.24%-0.00%-0.03%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$610-$22-$81-$7
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.29%-0.00%-0.03%-0.01%
Star Rating(5.0)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.18%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$893+$56
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.26%-0.05%
Star Rating(5.0)(3.5)

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

Other information about OceanFirst Bank:

Registered name: OceanFirst Bank
Registered city and state: Toms River, NJ, 08753
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 OceanFirst Bank’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.