American First Mortgage Rates, Fees & InfoBrea, CA
Tax ID: 33-0358683
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Review & OverviewAmerican First is a smaller mortgage company specializing in Cash Out Refi and Home Purchase loans. American First has a high proportion of conventional loans. Their top markets by origination volume include: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Riverside, and Las Vegas among others. We have data for 32 markets. (Some data included below & more in-depth data is available with an active subscription.)
American First has an average approval rate when compared to the average across all lenders. They have a below average pick rate when compared to similar lenders. American First is typically an average fee lender. (We use the term "fees" to include things like closing costs and other costs incurred by borrowers-- whether they are paid out of pocket or rolled into the loan.) They typically have about average rates.
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|Simulated Rate||Simulation Date|
|30 Year Conventional Purchase||5.69%||3/27/23|
|30 Year Conventional Refi||5.49%||3/27/23|
|30 Year Cash-out Refi||5.39%||3/27/23|
|15 Year Conventional Purchase||5.68%||3/27/23|
|15 Year Conventional Refi||3.48%||3/27/23|
|15 Year Cash-out Refi||3.48%||3/27/23|
|These are simulated rates generated by our proprietary machine learning models. These are not guaranteed by the bank. They are our estimates based on a lender's past behaviors combined with current market conditions. Contact an individual lender for their actual rates. Our models use fixed rate terms for conforming loans, 700+ FICO, 10% down for FHA and 20% for conventional. These are based on consensus, historical data-- not advertised promotional rates.|
Origination Dollar Volume (All Markets)$156,640,000
American First's average 30 year fixed mortgage rate was
The 2022 average 30 year fixed rate mortgage across all markets and lenders was 4.76%.
This yields a difference of 0.02%.
Relative Fees (Closing Costs)
American First's average total fees/closing costs for a 30 year fixed rate
mortgage were $7,738.
The average total origination fees for 30 year fixed rate mortgages across all lenders (for all loan values, including both points & up-front fees in addition to origination fees) were $4,750.
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|Market||Originations||Total Value||Average Loan||Average Fees||Average Rate|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||128||$70,770,000||$552,891||$5,509||4.66%|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||11||$18,405,000||$1,673,182||$6,130||3.86%|
|SAN DIEGO-CHULA VISTA-CARLSBAD, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||7||$17,155,000||$2,450,714||$14,112||3.67%|
|RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO-ONTARIO, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||41||$7,295,000||$177,927||$4,889||5.16%|
|LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON-PARADISE, NV (FHA|USDA|VA)||6||$7,110,000||$1,185,000||$4,323||5.10%|
|Edwards, CO (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$4,955,000||$4,955,000||$111,680||6.50%|
|SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS, TX (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$4,470,000||$2,235,000||$0||4.99%|
|Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$3,990,000||$1,995,000||$0||3.79%|
|RENO, NV (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$3,505,000||$3,505,000||$0||3.90%|
|SANTA MARIA-SANTA BARBARA, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$3,075,000||$3,075,000||$0||3.17%|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$2,255,000||$2,255,000||$5,858||5.00%|
|KANSAS CITY, MO-KS (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$1,900,000||$950,000||$3,474||5.30%|
|OXNARD-THOUSAND OAKS-VENTURA, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$1,775,000||$1,775,000||$0||3.54%|
|SALINAS, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$1,400,000||$700,000||$3,883||3.70%|
|BEND, OR (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$1,280,000||$640,000||$0||3.57%|
|SALT LAKE CITY, UT (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$1,105,000||$1,105,000||$5,739||7.13%|
|BOULDER, CO (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$1,020,000||$510,000||$3,475||4.35%|
|REDDING, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$1,005,000||$1,005,000||$0||3.54%|
|SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE-FOLSOM, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||3||$855,000||$285,000||$7,103||4.04%|
|Outside of Metro Areas||2||$540,000||$270,000||$3,681||4.06%|
|PHOENIX-MESA-CHANDLER, AZ (FHA|USDA|VA)||5||$485,000||$97,000||$3,244||5.28%|
|PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-HILLSBORO, OR-WA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$355,000||$355,000||$7,222||5.00%|
|VALLEJO, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||2||$310,000||$155,000||$3,151||3.63%|
|HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS-SUGAR LAND, TX (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$255,000||$255,000||$7,391||6.00%|
|MICHIGAN CITY-LA PORTE, IN (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$255,000||$255,000||$3,563||3.25%|
|LAKE HAVASU CITY-KINGMAN, AZ (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$255,000||$255,000||$5,938||3.25%|
|BAKERSFIELD, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$205,000||$205,000||$3,248||3.13%|
|VISALIA, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$165,000||$165,000||$0||3.75%|
|FRESNO, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$155,000||$155,000||$3,620||5.75%|
|SAN LUIS OBISPO-PASO ROBLES, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$125,000||$125,000||$0||4.50%|
|SANTA CRUZ-WATSONVILLE, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$105,000||$105,000||$0||7.50%|
|SAN JOSE-SUNNYVALE-SANTA CLARA, CA (FHA|USDA|VA)||1||$105,000||$105,000||$0||3.75%|
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|Loan Type||Originations||Total Value||Avg. Loan||Avg. Fees||Avg. Rate|
For 2022, American First's most frequently originated type of loan was Conventional, with 154 originations. Their 2nd most popular type was HELOC, with 80 originations.
For 2022, American First's most frequently cited loan purpose was Cash Out Refi, with 111 originations. The 2nd most popular reason was Other, with 62 originations.
For 2022, American First's most frequently cited loan duration was 30 Year, with 147 originations. The 2nd most popular length was 15 Year, with 71 originations.
Origination Fees/Closing Costs
|Origination Fee/Closing Cost||Originations||Total Value||Average Loan|
American First's average total fees were $7,738, while their most frequently occuring range of origination fees (closing costs) were in the $1k-2k bucket, with 77 originations.
During 2022, American First's average interest rate for loans was 4.78%, while their most frequently originated rate bucket for loans was 3-4%, with 99 originations.
2022 saw American First place emphasis on $100k-200k loans with 60 originations, totaling $7,390,000 in origination value.
American First lent most frequently to those with incomes in the $100k-150k range, with 45 originations. The second most popular income band? $250k+, with 39 originations.
Applicant Debt to Income Ratio
American First lent most frequently to those with DTI ratios of 20-30%, with 31 originations. The next most common DTI ratio? 30-36%, with 30 originations.
Approval RatesTotal approvals of all applications
American First has an average approval rate.
Pick RateApprovals leading to origination
American First has a below average pick rate.
Points and Fees
|Points||Originations||Total Value||Average Loan|
|Bank Name||Product||Issue||2022 CPFB Complaints||% of Total Issues|
|American Financial Network Inc.||FHA mortgage||Trouble during payment process||1||100.0%|