Is Columbia State Bank An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Columbia State Bank with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: similar to average (-0.03%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: similar to average (-$233)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Columbia State Bank originated 1003 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in OR (0.4% market share), WA (0.2% market share), and ID (0.2% market share).

On average, Columbia State Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.03%).1The comparable mortgages control for Columbia 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 county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages. Its average total loan related closing cost was $3986, which was similar to those of comparable mortgages at $4219, with a difference of -$233. Overall, we estimate that Columbia State Bank tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.04% compared to comparable mortgages at other lenders.2Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate. Nevertheless, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with Columbia State Bank.

Columbia State Bank originated Conforming mortgages for new home purchases. It also originated Conforming mortgages for refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost on by each of the mortgage types it originated below:

Home Purchase Mortgages from Columbia State Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.02%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$168
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.03%

Based on the table above, Columbia State Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Columbia State Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.04%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$288
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.06%

Based on the table above, Columbia State Bank is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Columbia State Bank:

Regulator: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 
Top holder: COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM, INC.
Registered city and state: Portland, OR, 97205-3356

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Columbia 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 county. Interest rate and loan related closing costs are estimated based on fixed rate mortgages only, whereas market shares include all purchase or refinance mortgages.
2. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in loan related closing costs being worth 1/6 of a percentage point in interest rate.

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