Homeside Financial Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemHomeside Financial
Interest Ratehigher than other lenders (+0.11%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$292)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Homeside Financial’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 +$292. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Homeside Financial tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

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Homeside Financial’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 Homeside Financial was most active in:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Columbus, OH
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Davenport, IA

Homeside Financial’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, Homeside Financial 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%+0.02%+0.01%+0.00%+0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$233+$221+$68-$36+$0
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.09%+0.04%+0.01%-0.00%+0.03%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.22%+0.05%+0.01%+0.00%+0.03%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$477+$247+$66+$15+$71
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.25%+0.07%+0.02%+0.00%+0.03%
Average Star Rating(2)(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Homeside Financial
Registered city and state: COLUMBIA, MD, 21044
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 Homeside Financial’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.