Is First Piedmont a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by First Piedmont to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of First Piedmont nationally:
|Review Item||First Piedmont|
|Interest Rate||similar to other lenders (+0.05%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||higher than other lenders (+$832)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(3)|
On average, First Piedmont’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.05%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$832. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Piedmont tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
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First Piedmont’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 First Piedmont was most active in:
First Piedmont’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, First Piedmont originated Conforming and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming 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.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||Jumbo|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.10%||+0.03%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$1111||+$224|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.17%||+0.04%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.11%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$54|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.12%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, First Piedmont is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Piedmont is cheap for Conforming 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 First Piedmont:
Registered city and state: GAFFNEY, SC, 29341
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
* 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 First Piedmont’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.