First Centennial Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemFirst Centennial Mortgage
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (-0.01%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (-$149)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, First Centennial Mortgage’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (-0.01%). Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$149. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that First Centennial Mortgage tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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First Centennial Mortgage’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 First Centennial Mortgage was most active in:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Valparaiso, IN
  3. Milwaukee, WI
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Appleton, WI

First Centennial Mortgage’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, First Centennial Mortgage 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-0.01%-0.01%+0.10%-0.02%+0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$8+$5+$76-$5-$152
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.01%-0.01%+0.10%-0.02%+0.05%
National Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3)(3.5)(3)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.02%+0.02%+0.07%+0.00%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$454-$166+$138+$0-$311
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.05%+0.00%+0.08%+0.00%-0.03%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: First Centennial Mortgage Corp
Registered city and state: Aurora, IL, 60506
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 First Centennial Mortgage’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.