Ruoff Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Ruoff Mortgage a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Ruoff Mortgage to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Ruoff Mortgage nationally:

Review ItemRuoff Mortgage
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$347)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, Ruoff Mortgage’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.03%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$347. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Ruoff Mortgage tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Ruoff Mortgage’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 Ruoff Mortgage was most active in:

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fort Wayne, IN
  3. South Bend, IN
  4. Bloomington, IN
  5. Lafayette, IN

In addition, Ruoff Mortgage is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

Ruoff 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, Ruoff Mortgage 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 MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%+0.08%+0.02%+0.01%+0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$342-$566+$18-$458-$149
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.10%+0.01%+0.02%-0.05%+0.05%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(4)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.10%+0.03%+0.01%+0.01%-0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$179-$30+$29+$7-$192
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.11%+0.02%+0.01%+0.01%-0.05%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Ruoff Home Mortgage
Registered city and state: FORT WAYNE, IN, 46804
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 Ruoff 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.