Is Cornerstone Home Lending a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Cornerstone Home Lending to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Cornerstone Home Lending nationally:
|Review Item||Cornerstone Home Lending|
|Interest Rate||similar to other lenders (-0.01%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to other lenders (+$247)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(3.5)|
On average, Cornerstone Home Lending’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.01%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$247. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Cornerstone Home Lending, check out its website at: https://www.houseloan.com.
Cornerstone Home Lending’s Rate Review by City
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Cornerstone Home Lending was most active in:
In addition, Cornerstone Home Lending is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:
- Farmington, NM, for FHA mortgages
- Goldsboro, NC, for FHA mortgages
- Brenham, TX, overall
- Kerrville, TX, overall
- Pine Bluff, AR, overall
Cornerstone Home Lending’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, Cornerstone Home Lending originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.01%||+0.04%||+0.05%||+0.00%||-0.00%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$294||+$392||+$261||+$154||+$281|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.01%||+0.07%||+0.05%||+0.02%||+0.01%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.04%||-0.03%||+0.01%||+0.00%||-0.02%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$39||+$300||+$90||+$6||-$50|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.04%||-0.01%||+0.02%||+0.00%||-0.02%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, Cornerstone Home Lending is similar to other lenders for Conforming, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for FHA and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Cornerstone Home Lending is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA 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 Cornerstone Home Lending:
Registered city and state: HOUSTON, TX, 77027
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 Cornerstone Home Lending’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.