Stanford Federal Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Interest Ratesimilar to average (-0.09%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than average (+$260)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(4.0)
Websitehttps://www.sfcu.org

On average, Stanford Federal Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.09%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$260. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Stanford Federal Credit Union 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.

Stanford Federal Credit Union’s Rates by Area

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

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
  3. Sacramento, CA
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Modesto, CA

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

Stanford Federal Credit Union’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, Stanford Federal Credit Union originated Conforming and Jumbo 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%-0.05%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$108+$540
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.06%-0.05%
Star Rating(4.0)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.15%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$239+$366
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.14%-0.02%
Star Rating(4.0)(3.5)

As a summary, Stanford Federal Credit Union is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Stanford Federal Credit Union 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 Stanford Federal Credit Union:

Registered name: Stanford Federal Credit Union
Registered city and state: PALO ALTO, CA, 94303
Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

* 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 Stanford Federal Credit Union’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.