Gainesville VA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats
A VA loan is a mortgage loan that’s backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for those who have served or are presently serving in the U.S. military. The VA does not directly lend, it guarantees the loans made by private lenders to veterans, active military personnel, and qualifying military spouses.
The most obvious benefit of VA loans is that no downpayment is necessary to purchase a home. They will also typically have significantly lower fees-- meaning that if you're eligible to receive a VA loan, it will likely be the most favorable option. VA loans come in 3 varities: purchase, refinance and cash out refis.
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Gainesville's 85 lenders originated 350 VA loans during 2022. The total origination value was $138,160,000, with an average VA loan value of $394,743.
Gainesville VA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates
30 Year VA mortgages in Gainesville
for the week of 2023-12-08, compared to the national average (all VA variants) of
6.544% for the same period.
Gainesville's average VA mortgage closing costs are $6,471.
The average rate for the prior week (2023-12-01) was 6.42% and one month ago for the week of 2023-11-03, the average rate was 7.25%.
The average rate one year ago was 6.02%.
For refis of the same type during the week of 2023-12-08, the average rate was 5.25%.
Gainesville VA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees
The below table looks at the average fees/closing costs and rates for VA 30 Year Fixed Rate (purchase, first lien) mortgages originated by each lender at the Gainesville level.
The top Gainesville VA lender as defined by loan originations is Mortgage Research Center, LLC, with
29 VA loans originated. Their average total fees are
$9,194, which is $3,439
lower than the next largest lender,
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC.
The lowest fee Gainesville VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. ($7,107), PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC ($7,172), LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC ($7,329), USAA Federal Savings Bank ($7,832) and Mortgage Research Center, LLC ($9,194).
The lowest rate Gainesville VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC (2.78%), QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (4.00%), NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION (4.13%), LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC (4.20%) and VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. (4.54%).