Is Consumer First Mortgage Inc. An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Consumer First Mortgage Inc. with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: higher than average (+0.10%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: higher than average (+$1109)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a expensive lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Consumer First Mortgage Inc. originated 183 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was primarily active in AL (0.2% market share) and FL (0.0% market share).

On average, Consumer First Mortgage Inc.’s interest rates were higher than those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.10%).1The comparable mortgages control for Consumer First Mortgage Inc.’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 $3935, which was higher than those of comparable mortgages at $2827, with a difference of +$1109. Overall, we estimate that Consumer First Mortgage Inc. tends to be an expensive 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. Therefore, we recommend comparing your rate and fees with at least a few other lenders before signing with Consumer First Mortgage Inc..

Consumer First Mortgage Inc. originated Conforming 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 Consumer First Mortgage Inc. compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.10%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$1109
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.23%

Based on the table above, Consumer First Mortgage Inc. is more expensive than other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Other information about Consumer First Mortgage Inc.:

Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
Registered city and state: NORTHPORT, AL, 35473

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1. The comparable mortgages control for Consumer First Mortgage Inc.’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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