OceanFirst Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemOceanFirst Bank
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.19%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$672)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4.5)

On average, OceanFirst Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.19%). Its loan related closing costs were also 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 stars. This is an excellent rating and places it among the top 15% of lenders nationwide.

We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit OceanFirst Bank, check out its website at: https://oceanfirst.com.

OceanFirst Bank’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 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

In addition, OceanFirst Bank is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

OceanFirst Bank’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, OceanFirst Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and Jumbo 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 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%
National Star Rating(5)(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%
Average Star Rating(5)(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 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 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.