AmeriFirst Financial Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is AmeriFirst Financial a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by AmeriFirst Financial with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:

Interest Ratesimilar to average (+0.04%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than average (+$351)
National Rate and Closing Cost Rating(3.0)

On average, AmeriFirst Financial’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.04%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was 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 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

AmeriFirst Financial’s Rates by Area

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets 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

You can click through to check out AmeriFirst Financial’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.

AmeriFirst Financial’s Rates 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. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable mortgages by type in the table below.

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%
Star Rating(3.0)(3.5)(3.0)(3.0)(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%
Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(4.0)

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, and we always recommend shopping among several 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.