FirstBank TN Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirstBank TN
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.06%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$391)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4)

On average, FirstBank TN’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.06%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$391. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that FirstBank TN 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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FirstBank TN’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 FirstBank TN was most active in:

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Huntsville, AL
  3. Birmingham, AL
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Mobile, AL

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

FirstBank TN’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, FirstBank TN 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-0.03%-0.04%+0.01%-0.01%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$81+$45+$5+$71-$152
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.03%-0.04%+0.01%-0.00%-0.01%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.11%-0.01%+0.01%+0.00%-0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$830-$66+$53+$3-$197
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.15%-0.01%+0.01%+0.01%-0.03%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, FirstBank TN is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, FirstBank TN 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 FirstBank TN:

Registered name: FirstBank
Registered city and state: Nashville, TN, 37221
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

* 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 FirstBank TN’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.