MSA Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is MSA Mortgage a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by MSA 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 MSA Mortgage nationally:

Review ItemMSA Mortgage
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$113)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, MSA Mortgage’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.00%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$113. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that MSA Mortgage tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. To visit MSA Mortgage, its website is located at: https://www.msamortgage.com.

MSA Mortgage’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Boston, MA
  2. Lincoln, NH
  3. Providence, RI
  4. Manchester, NH
  5. Stamford, CT

You can click through to check out MSA 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.

MSA 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, MSA Mortgage 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.02%-0.10%+0.08%+0.00%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$134+$173+$242+$6+$62
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.03%-0.09%+0.08%+0.00%-0.03%
National Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.00%-0.10%+0.00%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$12+$743+$252-$122
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.00%-0.08%+0.01%-0.04%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(4)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: MSA Mortgage
Registered city and state: WINTHROP, MA, 02152
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 MSA 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.