Is Fidelity Direct Mortgage a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Fidelity Direct Mortgage with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:
|Interest Rate||similar to average (+0.08%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||higher than average (+$421)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Rating||(3.0)|
On average, Fidelity Direct Mortgage’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.08%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$421. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Fidelity Direct Mortgage tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Fidelity Direct Mortgage’s Rates by Area
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Fidelity Direct Mortgage was most active in:
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Fidelity Direct Mortgage’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, Fidelity Direct Mortgage originated Conforming, FHA, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA 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||FHA||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.11%||+0.10%||+0.01%||+0.07%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$648||+$520||+$10||+$124|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.15%||+0.12%||+0.01%||+0.07%|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.04%||+0.04%||+0.02%||-0.00%||+0.02%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$249||+$26||+$98||+$1||-$39|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.06%||+0.04%||+0.02%||-0.00%||+0.02%|
As a summary, Fidelity Direct Mortgage is similar to other lenders for USDA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming, FHA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Fidelity Direct Mortgage is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than 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 Fidelity Direct Mortgage:
Registered city and state: GAITHERSBURG, MD, 20878
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 Fidelity Direct 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.