Is Valley First Credit Union An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Valley First Credit Union with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: lower than average (-0.19%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: lower than average (-$258)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a cheap lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Valley First Credit Union originated 52 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in CA (0.0% market share) and MS (0.0% market share).

On average, Valley First Credit Union’s interest rates were lower than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (-0.19%).1The comparable mortgages control for Valley First Credit Union’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 $3259, which was lower than those of comparable mortgages at $3517, with a difference of -$258. Overall, we estimate that Valley First Credit Union tends to be an cheap lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.23% 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 Valley First Credit Union.

Valley First Credit Union specialized in mortgage refinancing, and originated Conforming refinances. We breakdown its interest rate and total loan related closing cost on by each of the mortgage types it originated below:

Mortgage Refinancing from Valley First Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.19%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$258
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.23%

Based on the table above, Valley First Credit Union is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Valley First Credit Union:

Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 
Registered city and state: Modesto, CA, 95350

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Valley First Credit Union’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.