Carrington Mortgage Services Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemCarrington Mortgage Services
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.10%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$238)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Carrington Mortgage Services’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.10%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$238. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Carrington Mortgage Services tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

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Carrington Mortgage Services’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 Carrington Mortgage Services was most active in:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Phoenix, AZ
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Chicago, IL

Carrington Mortgage Services’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, Carrington Mortgage Services 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+0.08%+0.08%+0.04%+0.01%+0.22%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$29-$352+$72-$4-$75
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.08%+0.06%+0.04%+0.01%+0.21%
National Star Rating(3)(3)(3.5)(3.5)(2.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.06%+0.11%+0.05%+0.00%+0.13%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$290-$768+$86+$2+$158
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.07%+0.02%+0.05%+0.00%+0.14%
Average Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3)

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

Registered name: Carrington Mortgage Services
Registered city and state: ALISO VIEJO, CA, 92656
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 Carrington Mortgage 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.