Is Hometown Lenders a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Hometown Lenders to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Hometown Lenders nationally:
|Review Item||Hometown Lenders|
|Interest Rate||similar to other lenders (+0.05%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||higher than other lenders (+$347)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating||(3)|
On average, Hometown Lenders’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.05%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$347. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Hometown Lenders 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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Hometown Lenders’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 Hometown Lenders was most active in:
Hometown Lenders’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, Hometown Lenders 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 Mortgages||Conforming||FHA||Jumbo||USDA||VA|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.04%||+0.09%||+0.01%||+0.03%||+0.06%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$391||+$450||+$30||+$111||+$73|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.07%||+0.13%||+0.01%||+0.04%||+0.06%|
|National Star Rating|
|Interest Rate Difference||-0.02%||+0.04%||+0.02%||+0.00%||-0.01%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||+$254||+$149||-$52||-$8||-$23|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||-0.01%||+0.05%||+0.02%||+0.00%||-0.01%|
|Average Star Rating|
As a summary, Hometown Lenders 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, Hometown Lenders is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA 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 Hometown Lenders:
Registered city and state: HUNTSVILLE, AL, 35806
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 Hometown Lenders’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.