AmeriFirst Financial Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemAmeriFirst Financial
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$351)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, AmeriFirst Financial’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.04%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$351. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that AmeriFirst Financial 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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AmeriFirst 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 AmeriFirst Financial was most active in:

  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. Denver, CO
  3. San Antonio, TX
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Yuma, AZ

AmeriFirst 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, AmeriFirst 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+0.10%+0.00%+0.06%+0.04%+0.02%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$656+$384+$360+$149-$122
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.12%+0.03%+0.07%+0.05%+0.01%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3)(3)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.02%-0.04%+0.02%+0.01%-0.07%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$121+$39+$288+$6-$428
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.02%-0.04%+0.03%+0.01%-0.09%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4)

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

Registered name: Amerifirst Financial Inc
Registered city and state: MESA, AZ, 85203
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 AmeriFirst 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.