Is Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: higher than average (+0.06%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: lower than average (-$481)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation originated 1806 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in NJ (0.6% market share), FL (0.1% market share), and MD (0.1% market share).

On average, Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation’s interest rates were higher than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.06%).1The comparable mortgages control for Absolute Home 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 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 $6009, which was lower than those of comparable mortgages at $6490, with a difference of -$481. Overall, we estimate that Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of +0.02% 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 Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation.

Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation originated Conforming, FHA and VA mortgages for new home purchases. 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 Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation compared to other lenders

Conforming FHA VA
Interest Rate Difference +0.05% +0.06% +0.04%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference -$212 -$903 +$689
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.04% -0.01% +0.09%

Based on the table above, Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation is similar to other lenders for Conforming and FHA purchase mortgages. It is more expensive than other lenders for VA purchase mortgages.

Other information about Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation:

Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
Registered city and state: FAIRFIELD, NJ, 07004
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1. The comparable mortgages control for Absolute Home 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 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.