Isabella Bank Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

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

Review ItemIsabella Bank
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.16%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$43)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4.5)

On average, Isabella Bank’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.16%). On the other hand, its loan related closing costs were similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$43. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Isabella Bank tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent rating and places it among the top 15% of lenders nationwide.

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Isabella Bank’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 Isabella Bank was most active in:

  1. Midland, MI
  2. Big Rapids, MI
  3. Grand Rapids, MI
  4. Lansing, MI
  5. Sterling Heights, MI

In addition, Isabella Bank is our top ranked/best mortgage lender in terms of interest rate and closing costs in:

Isabella 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, Isabella Bank originated Conforming, Jumbo and USDA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming and Jumbo 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.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumboUSDA
Interest Rate Difference-0.15%-0.00%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$149-$1-$174
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.13%-0.00%-0.04%
National Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.20%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$58-$0
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.22%-0.00%
Average Star Rating(4.5)(3.5)

As a summary, Isabella Bank is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo and USDA purchase mortgages. For refinancing mortgages, Isabella Bank is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to 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 Isabella Bank:

Registered name: Isabella Bank
Registered city and state: MT. PLEASANT, MI, 48858
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)

* 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 Isabella 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.