Mortgage Express Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to average (-$188)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)

On average, Mortgage Express’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.04%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$188. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Mortgage Express 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.

Mortgage Express’s Rates by Area

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

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Eugene, OR
  3. Medford, OR
  4. Bend, OR
  5. Longview, WA

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

Mortgage Express’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, Mortgage Express originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases and 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.01%-0.16%+0.10%-0.01%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$42-$355+$156-$91-$5
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.01%-0.18%+0.10%-0.02%-0.04%
Star Rating(3.5)(4.5)(3.0)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.04%-0.13%+0.02%+0.00%-0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$283-$358+$102-$33-$566
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.06%-0.15%+0.03%-0.00%-0.07%
Star Rating(4.0)(4.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4.0)

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

Other information about Mortgage Express:

Registered name: Mortgage Express
Registered city and state: PORTLAND, OR, 97223
Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

* 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 Mortgage Express’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.