Is Agfirst Farm Credit Bank An Expensive Mortgage Lender?

We compare mortgage interest rate and loan related closing costs at Agfirst Farm Credit Bank with other lenders for mortgages with similar borrower characteristics:

Interest Rate: similar to average (+0.01%)
Loan Related Closing Costs: higher than average (+$255)
Assessment: this lender tends to be a average cost lender.

This scoreboard is based on data reported to FFIEC. In the data, Agfirst Farm Credit Bank originated 2304 mortgages, a national market share of 0.0%. It was most active in NC (0.3% market share), SC (0.2% market share), and WV (0.1% market share).

On average, Agfirst Farm Credit Bank’s interest rates were similar to those of comparable mortgages at other lenders (+0.01%).1The comparable mortgages control for Agfirst Farm Credit Bank’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 $4123, which was higher than those of comparable mortgages at $3868, with a difference of +$255. Overall, we estimate that Agfirst Farm Credit Bank tends to be an average cost lender, with a cost-adjusted-rate difference of +0.03% 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 Agfirst Farm Credit Bank.

Agfirst Farm Credit Bank 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 Agfirst Farm Credit Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference +0.01%
Loan related Closing Cost Difference +$227
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.03%

Based on the table above, Agfirst Farm Credit Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming purchase mortgages.

Mortgage Refinancing from Agfirst Farm Credit Bank compared to other lenders

Conforming
Interest Rate Difference -0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference +$315
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference +0.04%

Based on the table above, Agfirst Farm Credit Bank is similar to other lenders for Conforming mortgage refinance.

Other information about Agfirst Farm Credit Bank:

Regulator: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
Registered city and state: COLUMBIA, SC, 29201
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1. The comparable mortgages control for Agfirst Farm Credit Bank’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.