Goldwater Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Goldwater Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Goldwater Bank to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. We maintain our independence by not accepting any money from the mortgage lenders we review. Going by historical data, here is our review of Goldwater Bank nationally:

Review ItemGoldwater Bank
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.06%)
Loan Related Closing Costshigher than other lenders (+$277)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3)

On average, Goldwater Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.06%) for a comparable set of borrowers. On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were higher than those of other lenders, with a difference of +$277. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Goldwater Bank tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3 out of 5 stars. To visit Goldwater Bank, its website is located at: https://www.goldwaterbank.com.

Goldwater Bank’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the cities we track Goldwater Bank was most active in:

  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Cleveland, OH
  4. New Orleans, LA
  5. Seattle, WA

You can click through to check out Goldwater Bank’s mortgage rate relative to those of other lenders within each city. Or, for our entire list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here.

Goldwater Bank’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, Goldwater Bank originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo and VA mortgages for refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders for comparable borrowers by mortgages type is as follows.

Purchase/Refinance:
New Purchase MortgagesConformingFHAJumboUSDAVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.09%+0.07%+0.02%+0.02%+0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$366+$372+$34+$84+$233
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.12%+0.10%+0.02%+0.02%+0.05%
National Star Rating(3)(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAJumboVA
Interest Rate Difference+0.03%+0.01%+0.02%+0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$207-$2+$45+$93
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.04%+0.01%+0.02%+0.01%
Average Star Rating(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Goldwater Bank 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 mortgages, Goldwater Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming, FHA, Jumbo 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 Goldwater Bank:

Registered name: Goldwater Bank National Association
Registered city and state: Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Regulator: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

* 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 Goldwater Bank’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.