Ames USDA Loans
USDA loans are zero-downpayment loans targeted towards lower-income households in rural areas. They can be made directly by the US Department of Agriculture or through a participating lender-- and they typically to borrowers with credit scores over 640. They can have subsidized rates, making them very competitive in terms of cost, but they have more stringent standards on who is eligible as well as specific covenants such as only being available in rural areas and limits on home size.
Ames's 31 lenders originated 114 USDA loans during 2021. The total origination value was $17,740,000, with an average USDA loan value of $155,614.
Ames USDA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates
30 Year USDA mortgages in Ames
for the week of 2022-05-13, compared to the national average (all USDA variants) of
5.294% for the same period.
The average rate for the prior week (2022-05-06) was 5.05% and one month ago for the week of 2022-04-08, the average rate was 4.91%.
The average rate one year ago was 2.93%.
For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-05-13, the average rate was 5.31%.
Ames USDA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees
The below table looks at the average fees and rates for USDA 30 Year Fixed Rate (purchase, first lien) mortgages originated by each lender at the Ames level.
The top Ames USDA lender as defined by loan originations is INLANTA MORTGAGE, INC., with
28 USDA loans originated. Their average total fees are
$3,944, which is $603
lower than the next largest lender,
AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION.
The lowest fee Ames USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are IOWA BANKERS MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($3,826), INLANTA MORTGAGE, INC. ($3,944), AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($4,547), .
The lowest rate Ames USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are IOWA BANKERS MORTGAGE CORPORATION (2.93%), INLANTA MORTGAGE, INC. (3.17%), AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (3.25%), .