Is First Choice Loan Services a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by First Choice Loan Services with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:
|Interest Rate||similar to average (+0.02%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||lower than average (-$365)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Rating||(3.5)|
On average, First Choice Loan Services’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.02%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$365. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Choice Loan Services tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.
First Choice Loan Services’s Rates by Area
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track First Choice Loan Services was most active in:
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First Choice Loan Services’s Rates 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 Choice Loan Services originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.
|New Purchase Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.05%||+0.10%||+0.06%||+0.00%||+0.03%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$297||-$376||+$16||-$33||-$15|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.03%||+0.07%||+0.06%||+0.00%||+0.02%|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.04%||+0.02%||+0.03%||-0.01%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$518||+$40||+$50||-$123|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.07%||+0.03%||+0.03%||-0.01%|
As a summary, First Choice Loan Services is similar to other lenders for Conforming, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for FHA and Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, First Choice Loan Services is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.
Other information about First Choice Loan Services:
Registered city and state: East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
Regulator: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Top holder: BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC
* 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 Choice Loan Services’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.