Is The Mortgage Connection a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by The Mortgage Connection to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of The Mortgage Connection nationally:
|Review Item||The Mortgage Connection|
|Interest Rate||similar to other lenders (+0.04%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to other lenders (-$121)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(3.5)|
On average, The Mortgage Connection’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.04%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$121. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that The Mortgage Connection 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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The Mortgage Connection’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 The Mortgage Connection was most active in:
The Mortgage Connection’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, The Mortgage Connection originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, 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 Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.08%||-0.01%||+0.01%||-0.03%||+0.03%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$117||-$112||+$11||-$205||-$37|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.06%||-0.02%||+0.01%||-0.06%||+0.02%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.01%||-0.01%||+0.01%||+0.01%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$148||-$31||-$26||-$141|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.00%||-0.01%||+0.01%||+0.00%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, The Mortgage Connection is cheap for USDA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, The Mortgage Connection is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA 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 The Mortgage Connection:
Registered city and state: Hattiesburg, MS, 39404
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Top holder: FIRST BANCSHARES, INC., THE
* 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 The Mortgage Connection’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.