Macatawa Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemMacatawa Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.02%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$509)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Macatawa Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.02%) for a comparable set of borrowers. On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$509. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Macatawa Bank 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 Macatawa Bank, its website is located at: https://www.macatawabank.com.

Macatawa Bank’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. Traverse City, MI
  3. Sterling Heights, MI
  4. Portage, MI
  5. Big Rapids, MI

You can click through to check out Macatawa Bank’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.

Macatawa Bank’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, Macatawa Bank originated Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.03%-0.07%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$629-$114-$5
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%-0.08%-0.00%
National Star Rating(3)(4)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumbo
Interest Rate Difference+0.05%+0.00%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$1075-$66-$16
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.04%-0.01%+0.02%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Macatawa Bank is cheap for FHA purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Macatawa Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA and Jumbo 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 Macatawa Bank:

Registered name: Macatawa Bank
Registered city and state: HOLLAND, MI, 49422-3119
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: MACATAWA BANK CORPORATION

* 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 Macatawa Bank’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.