Rochester USDA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats


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.

Rochester's 7 lenders originated 12 USDA loans during 2023. The total origination value was $2,690,000, with an average USDA loan value of $224,167.

Rochester USDA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year USDA mortgages in Rochester averaged 6.25% for the week of 2024-07-19, compared to the national average (all USDA variants) of 6.628% for the same period.

Rochester's average USDA mortgage closing costs are $5,505.

The average rate for the prior week (2024-07-12) was 6.47% and one month ago for the week of 2024-06-14, the average rate was 6.41%.

The average rate one year ago was 6.76%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2024-07-19, the average rate was 6.82%.

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Rochester USDA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees

The below table looks at the average fees/closing costs and rates for USDA 30 Year Fixed Rate (purchase, first lien) mortgages originated by each lender at the Rochester level.

Name # of Loans 2023 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2023 Avg. Closing Costs
Century Mortgage Company DBA Century Lending Company 2 6.25% $9,740
Bell Bank 2 6.50% $9,245
U.S. Bank 1 6.75% $7,792
Merchants Bank 1 5.15% $7,378
Home Federal Savings Bank 1 7.75% $4,633

The top Rochester USDA lender as defined by loan originations is UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC, with 3 USDA loans originated. Their average total fees are $8,961, which is $779 lower than the next largest lender, Century Mortgage Company DBA Century Lending Company.

The lowest fee Rochester USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .

The lowest rate Rochester USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .