Ark Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Ark Mortgage a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Ark Mortgage to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. Going by historical data, here is our review of Ark Mortgage nationally:

Review ItemArk Mortgage
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.16%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$1407)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(2.5)

On average, Ark Mortgage’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.16%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its loan related closing costs were also higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$1407. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Ark Mortgage tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. To visit Ark Mortgage, its website is located at: https://arkmortgage.com.

Ark Mortgage’s Rate Review by City

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

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

You can click through to check out Ark Mortgage’s mortgage rate relative to those of other lenders within each city. Or, for our entire list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here.

Ark Mortgage’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, Ark Mortgage originated Conforming and FHA 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHA
Interest Rate Difference+0.20%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$1407+$115
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.27%+0.01%
National Star Rating(2)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.13%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$1436+$146
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.21%+0.02%
Average Star Rating(2.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Ark Mortgage is similar to other lenders for FHA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Ark Mortgage is similar to other lenders for Jumbo mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming 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 Ark Mortgage:

Registered name: Ark Mortgage, Inc
Registered city and state: Spring Valley, NY, 10977
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 Ark Mortgage’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.