Rio Grande Credit Union Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemRio Grande Credit Union
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.39%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$779)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(2.5)

On average, Rio Grande Credit Union’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.39%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$779. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Rio Grande Credit Union tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Rio Grande Credit Union’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 Rio Grande Credit Union was most active in:

  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Santa Fe, NM

Rio Grande Credit Union’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, Rio Grande Credit Union originated Conforming 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 MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.18%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$329
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.14%
National Star Rating(3)
Refinance MortgagesConforming
Interest Rate Difference+0.43%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$883
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.26%
Average Star Rating(2)

As a summary, Rio Grande Credit Union is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Rio Grande Credit Union is more expensive than other lenders 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 Rio Grande Credit Union:

Registered name: Rio Grande Credit Union
Registered city and state: Albuquerque, NM, 87105-7402
Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

* 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 Rio Grande Credit Union’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.