Is Alpha Mortgage Corporation An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

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

Interest Rate: similar to average (+0.00%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: similar to average (-$12)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Alpha Mortgage Corporation originated 1633 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in NC (0.7% market share) and SC (0.0% market share).

On average, Alpha Mortgage Corporation’s interest rates were similar to those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.00%).1The comparable mortgages control for Alpha 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 $4190, which was similar to those of comparable mortgages at $4202, with a difference of -$12. Overall, we estimate that Alpha Mortgage Corporation 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 Alpha Mortgage Corporation.

Alpha Mortgage Corporation originated Conforming, FHA, USDA and VA 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 Alpha Mortgage Corporation compared to other lenders

Conforming FHA USDA VA
Interest Rate Difference -0.09% -0.01% -0.00% +0.11%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$461 -$1234 +$60 -$53
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.04% -0.13% +0.01% +0.12%

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

Mortgage Refinancing from Alpha Mortgage Corporation compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.06%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference +$320
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference -0.03%

Based on the table above, Alpha Mortgage Corporation is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Alpha Mortgage Corporation:

Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
Registered city and state: Wilmington, NC, 28405
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1. The comparable mortgages control for Alpha 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.