Is Farmers State Bank a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? We compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Farmers State Bank with other lenders for comparable mortgages. Nationally, here is what we find:
|Interest Rate||higher than average (+0.30%)|
|Loan Related Closing Costs||similar to average (-$50)|
|National Rate and Closing Cost Rating||(2.0)|
On average, Farmers State Bank’s interest rates were higher than those of other lenders (+0.30%) for a comparable set of borrowers. Its average total loan related closing cost was similar to those of other lenders, with a difference of -$50. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Farmers State Bank tends to be an expensive lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Farmers State Bank’s Rates by Area
Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. In particular, among the markets we track Farmers State Bank was most active in:
You can click through to check out Farmers State Bank’s mortgage rate competitiveness by area. Or, for our data driven ranking of all the top mortgage lenders by area, click here.
Farmers State Bank’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, Farmers State Bank originated Conforming and Jumbo 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 Mortgages||Conforming||Jumbo|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.35%||+0.00%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$11||+$8|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.32%||+0.00%|
|Interest Rate Difference||+0.23%||-0.00%|
|Loan Related Closing Cost Difference||-$116||+$2|
|Cost Adjusted Rate Difference||+0.19%||-0.00%|
As a summary, Farmers State Bank is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Farmers State Bank is similar to other lenders for Jumbo mortgage refinance. It is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter, and we always recommend shopping among several lenders in your area before signing.
Other information about Farmers State Bank:
Registered city and state: Waterloo, IA, 50701
Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Top holder: FSB FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
* 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 Farmers State 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.