Citywide Home Loans Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemCitywide Home Loans
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.11%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$251)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Citywide Home Loans’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.11%). Its loan related closing costs were also higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$251. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. To visit Citywide Home Loans, check out its website at:

Citywide Home Loans’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 Citywide Home Loans was most active in:

  1. West Jordan, UT
  2. Fresno, CA
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Phoenix, AZ
  5. Lehi, UT

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

  1. Fresno, CA, for Conforming mortgages
  2. Boise City, ID, for Conforming mortgages

Citywide Home Loans’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, Citywide Home Loans 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+0.13%+0.17%+0.08%+0.05%+0.13%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$105+$620+$101+$50+$175
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.01%+0.20%+0.08%+0.06%+0.14%
National Star Rating(3.5)(2.5)(3)(3)(3)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.03%+0.05%+0.03%+0.01%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$293+$219+$62+$21-$22
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.05%+0.06%+0.03%+0.01%+0.01%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Citywide Home Loans is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Citywide Home Loans is similar to other lenders for Conforming, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for FHA 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 Citywide Home Loans:

Registered name: Citywide Home Loans
Registered city and state: Sandy, UT, 84070
Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

* 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 Citywide Home Loans’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.