Jefferson VA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats

Jefferson, GA

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.

For additional benefits of VA loans, click here.

Jefferson's 51 lenders originated 181 VA loans during 2023. The total origination value was $75,435,000, with an average VA loan value of $416,768.

Jefferson VA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year VA mortgages in Jefferson averaged 6.44% for the week of 2024-06-14, compared to the national average (all VA variants) of 6.423% for the same period.

Jefferson's average VA mortgage closing costs are $6,579.

The average rate for the prior week (2024-06-07) was 6.31% and one month ago for the week of 2024-05-10, the average rate was 6.63%.

The average rate one year ago was 6.27%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2024-06-14, the average rate was 6.62%.

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Jefferson 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 Jefferson level.

Name # of Loans 2023 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2023 Avg. Closing Costs
Mortgage Research Center, LLC 17 6.73% $8,863
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 13 6.17% $15,559
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 10 6.45% $8,107
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 10 6.28% $10,092
NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 7 5.89% $5,483
HOMEOWNERS FINANCIAL GROUP USA, LLC 7 6.23% $10,783
DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD. 7 5.39% $3,561
BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC. 6 5.91% $13,192
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 6 6.58% $17,402
HOMESTAR FINANCIAL CORPORATION 5 6.50% $10,511
BANKSOUTH MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC 5 6.23% $12,664
USAA Federal Savings Bank 5 6.05% $12,579
VICTORY MORTGAGE, L.L.C. 5 6.20% $7,790
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 5 5.55% $10,720
Ameris Bank 5 6.23% $9,902
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 4 5.50% $5,185
MOVEMENT MORTGAGE, LLC 4 6.09% $16,703
NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc. 4 5.06% $10,414
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. 3 5.25% $12,418
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 3 6.48% $20,632
EVERETT FINANCIAL, INC. 2 6.31% $15,099
GENEVA FINANCIAL, LLC 2 6.50% $30,663
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 2 7.00% $10,417
ATLANTIC BAY MORTGAGE GROUP, L.L.C. 2 6.88% $8,885
VILLAGE CAPITAL MORTGAGE 2 6.50% $15,688
ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 6.50% $15,062
Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC 2 6.12% $14,523
Equity Prime Mortgage LLC 2 6.38% $11,672
Bank of England 1 6.25% $4,286
FIRST COMMUNITY MORTGAGE, INC. 1 5.75% $35,494
MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC 1 7.75% $4,799
VERITAS FUNDING, LLC 1 6.38% $28,218
Nations Lending Corporation 1 7.75% $9,917
Assurance Financial Group, L.L.C. 1 6.50% $4,395
NBKC BANK 1 5.25% $5,671
NEW DAY FINANCIAL, LLC 1 7.49% $35,260
NEWREZ LLC 1 6.25% $21,752
Wells Fargo Bank 1 6.50% $10,240
ACOPIA, LLC 1 6.88% $0
PREMIA MORTGAGE, LLC 1 6.00% $12,254
EMBRACE HOME LOANS, INC. 1 5.75% $14,883
ARK-LA-TEX FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC. 1 7.13% $7,955
Regions Bank 1 5.75% $20,997
Renasant Bank 1 5.75% $11,069
First Option Mortgage, LLC 1 6.75% $0
Cornerstone First Mortgage, Inc 1 7.00% $9,422
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 5.25% $38,319
AMERICAN FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INC. 1 7.25% $8,964
Citizens Bank 1 6.75% $3,693
CARDINAL FINANCIAL 1 7.25% $12,727
JPMorgan Chase Bank 1 7.25% $464

The top Jefferson VA lender as defined by loan originations is Mortgage Research Center, LLC, with 17 VA loans originated. Their average total fees are $8,863, which is $6,696 lower than the next largest lender, QUICKEN LOANS, LLC.

The lowest fee Jefferson VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($8,107), Mortgage Research Center, LLC ($8,863), UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC ($10,092), QUICKEN LOANS, LLC ($15,559) and .

The lowest rate Jefferson VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (6.17%), UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC (6.28%), FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION (6.45%), Mortgage Research Center, LLC (6.73%) and .


Market Conditions (Median, Average Prices & Listing Count)

Realtor.com - Jefferson (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Price (YoY Change) Average Listing Price (YoY) MSA/US Median Price Ratio Active Listings
2018-01-01 $270,785 (15.9%) $317,585 (16.3%) 0.00 527
2018-02-01 $266,975 (11.6%) $314,082 (11.1%) 0.00 537
2018-03-01 $274,015 (11.7%) $320,083 (11.6%) 0.00 474
2018-04-01 $289,725 (16.4%) $334,223 (15.5%) 0.00 451
2018-05-01 $294,804 (18.0%) $342,368 (17.4%) 0.00 426
2018-06-01 $297,950 (16.3%) $349,470 (17.4%) 0.00 424
2018-07-01 $285,149 (12.0%) $342,215 (16.2%) 0.00 465
2018-08-01 $281,759 (10.5%) $336,217 (12.1%) 0.00 483
2018-09-01 $284,923 (9.2%) $334,585 (11.7%) 0.00 492
2018-10-01 $276,775 (5.4%) $330,681 (9.5%) 0.00 610
2018-11-01 $276,305 (5.2%) $328,058 (7.4%) 0.00 609
2018-12-01 $276,459 (4.6%) $329,455 (6.0%) 0.00 589
2019-01-01 $279,900 (3.4%) $331,487 (4.4%) 0.00 544
2019-02-01 $289,675 (8.5%) $343,644 (9.4%) 0.00 536
2019-03-01 $282,976 (3.3%) $329,579 (3.0%) 0.00 603
2019-04-01 $274,728 (-5.2%) $309,977 (-7.3%) 0.00 675
2019-05-01 $274,795 (-6.8%) $307,382 (-10.2%) 0.00 628
2019-06-01 $266,795 (-10.5%) $307,822 (-11.9%) 0.00 634
2019-07-01 $268,751 (-5.8%) $326,523 (-4.6%) 0.00 630
2019-08-01 $267,124 (-5.2%) $317,909 (-5.5%) 0.00 640
2019-09-01 $265,960 (-6.7%) $306,562 (-8.4%) 0.00 620
2019-10-01 $272,157 (-1.7%) $317,676 (-3.9%) 0.00 548
2019-11-01 $279,925 (1.3%) $332,605 (1.4%) 0.00 459
2019-12-01 $284,173 (2.8%) $326,742 (-0.8%) 0.00 428
2020-01-01 $284,900 (1.8%) $324,623 (-2.1%) 0.00 405
2020-02-01 $285,000 (-1.6%) $331,838 (-3.4%) 0.00 402
2020-03-01 $283,743 (0.3%) $330,596 (0.3%) 0.00 379
2020-04-01 $285,193 (3.8%) $329,166 (6.2%) 0.00 411
2020-05-01 $289,990 (5.5%) $338,131 (10.0%) 0.00 407
2020-06-01 $300,256 (12.5%) $350,578 (13.9%) 0.00 367
2020-07-01 $301,327 (12.1%) $355,146 (8.8%) 0.00 357
2020-08-01 $306,285 (14.7%) $354,956 (11.7%) 0.00 348
2020-09-01 $315,164 (18.5%) $360,969 (17.8%) 0.00 311
2020-10-01 $315,338 (15.9%) $358,674 (12.9%) 0.00 287
2020-11-01 $313,204 (11.9%) $368,775 (10.9%) 0.00 264
2020-12-01 $305,438 (7.5%) $377,255 (15.5%) 0.00 250
2021-01-01 $303,823 (6.6%) $379,587 (16.9%) 0.00 217
2021-02-01 $315,456 (10.7%) $402,994 (21.4%) 0.00 171
2021-03-01 $320,725 (13.0%) $418,543 (26.6%) 0.00 141
2021-04-01 $335,360 (17.6%) $424,934 (29.1%) 0.00 135
2021-05-01 $352,500 (21.6%) $438,764 (29.8%) 0.00 130
2021-06-01 $372,475 (24.1%) $453,771 (29.4%) 0.00 154
2021-07-01 $379,950 (26.1%) $470,921 (32.6%) 0.00 169
2021-08-01 $379,450 (23.9%) $461,446 (30.0%) 0.00 203
2021-09-01 $404,111 (28.2%) $478,092 (32.5%) 0.00 234
2021-10-01 $409,990 (30.0%) $480,423 (33.9%) 0.00 244
2021-11-01 $423,366 (35.2%) $483,047 (31.0%) 0.00 237
2021-12-01 $445,235 (45.8%) $497,587 (31.9%) 0.00 226
2022-01-01 $471,995 (55.4%) $527,877 (39.1%) 0.00 165
2022-02-01 $458,339 (45.3%) $532,013 (32.0%) 0.00 152
2022-03-01 $471,185 (46.9%) $543,778 (29.9%) 0.00 152
2022-04-01 $475,654 (41.8%) $556,629 (31.0%) 0.00 165
2022-05-01 $487,495 (38.3%) $567,489 (29.3%) 0.00 214
2022-06-01 $478,495 (28.5%) $559,689 (23.3%) 0.00 265
2022-07-01 $474,829 (25.0%) $555,571 (18.0%) 0.00 352
2022-08-01 $474,900 (25.2%) $552,361 (19.7%) 0.00 391
2022-09-01 $472,664 (17.0%) $535,658 (12.0%) 0.00 428
2022-10-01 $450,000 (9.8%) $517,588 (7.7%) 0.00 464
2022-11-01 $444,613 (5.0%) $523,506 (8.4%) 0.00 457
2022-12-01 $429,999 (-3.4%) $525,351 (5.6%) 0.00 436
2023-01-01 $432,770 (-8.3%) $529,425 (0.3%) 0.00 389
2023-02-01 $443,187 (-3.3%) $527,337 (-0.9%) 0.00 366
2023-03-01 $446,848 (-5.2%) $532,029 (-2.2%) 0.00 353
2023-04-01 $442,479 (-7.0%) $524,800 (-5.7%) 0.00 355
2023-05-01 $446,887 (-8.3%) $532,338 (-6.2%) 0.00 345
2023-06-01 $449,725 (-6.0%) $510,357 (-8.8%) 0.00 352
2023-07-01 $449,973 (-5.2%) $514,114 (-7.5%) 0.00 356
2023-08-01 $447,627 (-5.7%) $508,992 (-7.9%) 0.00 364
2023-09-01 $448,710 (-5.1%) $496,452 (-7.3%) 0.00 374
2023-10-01 $442,122 (-1.8%) $504,232 (-2.6%) 0.00 405
2023-11-01 $446,302 (0.4%) $515,205 (-1.6%) 0.00 416
2023-12-01 $444,345 (3.3%) $519,169 (-1.2%) 0.00 410
2024-01-01 $447,327 (3.4%) $528,459 (-0.2%) 0.00 383
2024-02-01 $444,262 (0.2%) $531,754 (0.8%) 0.00 390
2024-03-01 $440,000 (-1.5%) $536,062 (0.8%) 0.00 407
2024-04-01 $445,690 (0.7%) $551,975 (5.2%) 0.00 439
2024-05-01 $466,595 (4.4%) $568,336 (6.8%) 0.00 496
Jefferson's median listing price for 2024-05-01 was $466,595, a difference of $19,708 (4.4%) versus the prior year and $20,905 versus the prior month.

Jefferson's median listing price comes in at 0% of the national average.

Jefferson's average listing price for 2024-05-01 was $568,336, a difference of $35,998 (6.8%) versus the prior year and $16,361 versus the prior month.

For the 2024-05-01 period, Jefferson had 496 MLS listings, a difference of 57 listings (13%) versus the prior month and 151 listings (44%) versus the prior year.

Median Listing Time on Market & Square Footage

Realtor.com - Jefferson (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Time on Market Median Square Footage
2018-01-01 0 days 2,591 sqft
2018-02-01 0 days 2,577 sqft
2018-03-01 0 days 2,549 sqft
2018-04-01 0 days 2,582 sqft
2018-05-01 0 days 2,576 sqft
2018-06-01 0 days 2,587 sqft
2018-07-01 0 days 2,569 sqft
2018-08-01 0 days 2,529 sqft
2018-09-01 0 days 2,580 sqft
2018-10-01 0 days 2,536 sqft
2018-11-01 0 days 2,548 sqft
2018-12-01 0 days 2,545 sqft
2019-01-01 0 days 2,580 sqft
2019-02-01 0 days 2,602 sqft
2019-03-01 0 days 2,605 sqft
2019-04-01 0 days 2,584 sqft
2019-05-01 0 days 2,602 sqft
2019-06-01 0 days 2,580 sqft
2019-07-01 0 days 2,584 sqft
2019-08-01 0 days 2,573 sqft
2019-09-01 0 days 2,551 sqft
2019-10-01 0 days 2,518 sqft
2019-11-01 0 days 2,511 sqft
2019-12-01 0 days 2,501 sqft
2020-01-01 0 days 2,504 sqft
2020-02-01 0 days 2,501 sqft
2020-03-01 0 days 2,500 sqft
2020-04-01 0 days 2,497 sqft
2020-05-01 0 days 2,493 sqft
2020-06-01 0 days 2,508 sqft
2020-07-01 0 days 2,536 sqft
2020-08-01 0 days 2,550 sqft
2020-09-01 0 days 2,560 sqft
2020-10-01 0 days 2,500 sqft
2020-11-01 0 days 2,506 sqft
2020-12-01 0 days 2,500 sqft
2021-01-01 0 days 2,500 sqft
2021-02-01 0 days 2,390 sqft
2021-03-01 0 days 2,445 sqft
2021-04-01 0 days 2,392 sqft
2021-05-01 0 days 2,384 sqft
2021-06-01 0 days 2,390 sqft
2021-07-01 0 days 2,366 sqft
2021-08-01 0 days 2,466 sqft
2021-09-01 0 days 2,562 sqft
2021-10-01 0 days 2,543 sqft
2021-11-01 0 days 2,648 sqft
2021-12-01 0 days 2,711 sqft
2022-01-01 0 days 2,688 sqft
2022-02-01 0 days 2,582 sqft
2022-03-01 0 days 2,617 sqft
2022-04-01 0 days 2,504 sqft
2022-05-01 0 days 2,490 sqft
2022-06-01 0 days 2,562 sqft
2022-07-01 0 days 2,508 sqft
2022-08-01 0 days 2,488 sqft
2022-09-01 0 days 2,488 sqft
2022-10-01 0 days 2,436 sqft
2022-11-01 0 days 2,479 sqft
2022-12-01 0 days 2,432 sqft
2023-01-01 0 days 2,443 sqft
2023-02-01 0 days 2,471 sqft
2023-03-01 0 days 2,467 sqft
2023-04-01 0 days 2,462 sqft
2023-05-01 0 days 2,465 sqft
2023-06-01 0 days 2,467 sqft
2023-07-01 0 days 2,500 sqft
2023-08-01 0 days 2,499 sqft
2023-09-01 0 days 2,445 sqft
2023-10-01 0 days 2,444 sqft
2023-11-01 0 days 2,448 sqft
2023-12-01 0 days 2,442 sqft
2024-01-01 0 days 2,494 sqft
2024-02-01 0 days 2,456 sqft
2024-03-01 0 days 2,498 sqft
2024-04-01 0 days 2,499 sqft
2024-05-01 0 days 2,551 sqft
Jefferson's median listing age (time on market) for 2024-05-01 was 0 days.

Jefferson's median square footage for active listings during the 2024-05-01 period was 2,551 sqft. One year prior, the average listing was 2,465 sqft.

VA Loan Features

  • No down payment required
  • Negotiable and competitive interest rate.
  • Ability to finance the VA funding fee (plus reduced funding fees with a down payment of at least 5 percent and exemption for veterans receiving VA compensation).
  • VA rules limit the amount you can be charged for closing costs.
  • Closing costs are comparable with other financing types (and may be lower).
  • Closing costs may be paid by the seller.
  • No private mortgage insurance premiums are required.
  • An assumable mortgage.
  • Right to prepay your mortgage without penalty.
  • For homes inspected by VA during construction, a warranty from builder and assistance from VA to obtain cooperation of builder.
  • VA assistance to veteran borrowers in default due to temporary financial difficulty.