Is Greater Iowa Credit Union a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Greater Iowa Credit Union with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:
|Interest Rate||similar to average (+0.04%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to average (-$247)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Rating||(3.5)|
On average, Greater Iowa Credit Union’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 -$247. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Greater Iowa Credit Union tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.
Greater Iowa Credit Union’s Rates by Area
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Greater Iowa Credit Union was most active in:
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Greater Iowa 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, Greater Iowa Credit Union originated Conforming and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for 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 Mortgages||Conforming||Jumbo|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.01%||+0.00%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$190||-$5|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.01%||+0.00%|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.08%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$310|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.02%|
As a summary, Greater Iowa Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Greater Iowa Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.
Other information about Greater Iowa Credit Union:
Registered city and state: Ames, IA, 50010
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 Greater Iowa 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.