Is Georgia’s Own Credit Union An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Georgia’s Own Credit Union with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: similar to average (+0.01%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: higher than average (+$275)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Georgia’s Own Credit Union originated 435 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in GA (0.2% market share) and FL (0.0% market share).

On average, Georgia’s Own Credit Union’s interest rates were similar to those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.01%).1The comparable mortgages control for Georgia’s Own 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 $3588, which was higher than those of comparable mortgages at $3313, with a difference of +$275. Overall, we estimate that Georgia’s Own Credit Union tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of -0.01% 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 Georgia’s Own Credit Union.

Georgia’s Own Credit Union 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 Georgia’s Own Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.03%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$553
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.00%

Based on the table above, Georgia’s Own Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Georgia’s Own Credit Union compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.09%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference -$268
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.02%

Based on the table above, Georgia’s Own Credit Union is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Georgia’s Own Credit Union:

Regulator: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 
Registered city and state: Atlanta, GA, 30348

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Georgia’s Own 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.

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