Watson Mortgage Corporation Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Watson Mortgage Corporation a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Watson Mortgage Corporation 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 Watson Mortgage Corporation nationally:

Review ItemWatson Mortgage Corporation
Interest Ratesimilar to other lenders (+0.05%)
Loan Related Closing Costssimilar to other lenders (+$29)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(3.5)

On average, Watson Mortgage Corporation’s interest rates were similar to those of other lenders (+0.05%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its loan related closing costs were also similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of +$29. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Watson Mortgage Corporation tends to be an average cost lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. To visit Watson Mortgage Corporation, its website is located at: https://www.watsonmortgagecorp.com.

Watson Mortgage Corporation’s Rate Review by City

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

  1. Jacksonville, FL
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Palm Coast, FL
  4. Gainesville, FL
  5. Port St. Lucie, FL

You can click through to check out Watson Mortgage Corporation’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.

Watson Mortgage Corporation’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, Watson Mortgage Corporation originated Conforming, FHA, Jumbo, USDA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming, FHA 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+0.07%+0.01%+0.00%-0.00%+0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference+$40-$38+$39-$11+$165
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference+0.07%+0.01%+0.00%-0.00%+0.07%
National Star Rating(3)(3.5)(3.5)(3.5)(3)
Refinance MortgagesConformingFHAVA
Interest Rate Difference-0.06%+0.02%-0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$78-$64-$259
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.07%+0.01%-0.02%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)(3.5)

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

Registered name: Watson Mortgage Corporation
Registered city and state: Jacksonville, FL, 32211
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 Watson Mortgage Corporation’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.