Owatonna VA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats

Owatonna, MN

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.

Owatonna's 37 lenders originated 108 VA loans during 2021. The total origination value was $23,460,000, with an average VA loan value of $217,222.

Owatonna VA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year VA mortgages in Owatonna averaged 6.5% for the week of 2022-12-02, compared to the national average (all VA variants) of 6.292% for the same period.

Owatonna's average VA mortgage closing costs are $4,295.

The average rate for the prior week (2022-11-25) was 6.54% and one month ago for the week of 2022-10-28, the average rate was 6.93%.

The average rate one year ago was 3.21%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-12-02, the average rate was 6.43%.

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Owatonna 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 Owatonna level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Closing Costs
Mortgage Research Center, LLC 10 2.87% $4,501
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 9 2.38% $1,733
USAA Federal Savings Bank 5 2.98% $2,924
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 5 2.50% $6,509
NEW DAY FINANCIAL, LLC 4 2.63% $5,283
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 4 2.75% $3,863
VILLAGE CAPITAL MORTGAGE 4 2.69% $3,392
Plains Commerce Bank 4 2.47% $7,120
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 4 2.75% $4,233
LEADERONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION 3 2.42% $6,339
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 3 2.58% $4,916
Wells Fargo Bank 3 2.25% $6,057
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 3 2.71% $4,512
MEGASTAR FINANCIAL CORP. 2 2.75% $4,626
Bell Bank 2 3.19% $1,100
CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. 2 3.00% $3,856
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC 2 2.57% $3,176
Summit Mortgage Corporation 2 2.44% $2,837
The Federal Savings Bank 2 2.25% $4,523
TOWNE MORTGAGE COMPANY 2 2.81% $3,034
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 2 2.49% $5,062
KELLER MORTGAGE, LLC 1 2.75% $11,440
North American Savings Bank, F.S.B. 1 2.50% $1,884
InterContinental Capital Group, Inc 1 2.25% $3,077
PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 1 2.38% $1,159
CONTOUR MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 2.25% $4,399
POLARIS HOME FUNDING CORP. 1 3.25% $5,812
Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC 1 2.75% $8,436
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 1 3.00% $6,536
SOVEREIGN LENDING GROUP INCORPORATED 1 2.38% $3,811
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 2.25% $4,067
Bremer Bank 1 2.88% $6,425
Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A. 1 2.63% $7,938
Magnolia Bank 1 3.25% $4,529
AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE COMPANY LLC 1 2.88% $4,019
Low VA Rates, LLC 1 2.25% $2,568
Mortgages Unlimited Inc. 1 2.63% $4,070

The top Owatonna VA lender as defined by loan originations is Mortgage Research Center, LLC, with 10 VA loans originated. Their average total fees are $4,501, which is $2,768 higher than the next largest lender, FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION.

The lowest fee Owatonna VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are Mortgage Research Center, LLC ($4,501), .

The lowest rate Owatonna VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are Mortgage Research Center, LLC (2.87%), .


Market Conditions (Median, Average Prices & Listing Count)

Realtor.com - Owatonna (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 $199,700 (35.5%) $236,700 (29.4%) 0.00 68
2018-02-01 $184,800 (15.6%) $222,855 (14.1%) 0.00 69
2018-03-01 $202,250 (33.5%) $232,882 (18.4%) 0.00 71
2018-04-01 $221,600 (27.0%) $252,251 (17.1%) 0.00 71
2018-05-01 $212,700 (0.2%) $244,073 (4.0%) 0.00 78
2018-06-01 $215,000 (2.4%) $241,586 (3.7%) 0.00 82
2018-07-01 $206,150 (-3.0%) $239,150 (3.7%) 0.00 81
2018-08-01 $212,725 (0.7%) $244,981 (4.9%) 0.00 88
2018-09-01 $205,000 (-5.5%) $239,393 (-0.1%) 0.00 99
2018-10-01 $202,450 (-6.7%) $233,247 (-3.2%) 0.00 102
2018-11-01 $196,400 (-2.8%) $216,047 (-7.9%) 0.00 105
2018-12-01 $197,700 (-8.0%) $216,248 (-8.6%) 0.00 97
2019-01-01 $198,950 (-0.4%) $217,321 (-8.2%) 0.00 83
2019-02-01 $206,450 (11.7%) $224,983 (1.0%) 0.00 78
2019-03-01 $208,786 (3.2%) $231,319 (-0.7%) 0.00 76
2019-04-01 $208,786 (-5.8%) $231,631 (-8.2%) 0.00 88
2019-05-01 $221,150 (4.0%) $240,085 (-1.6%) 0.00 102
2019-06-01 $226,900 (5.5%) $243,637 (0.9%) 0.00 101
2019-07-01 $240,975 (16.9%) $253,024 (5.8%) 0.00 107
2019-08-01 $225,809 (6.2%) $246,741 (0.7%) 0.00 110
2019-09-01 $219,673 (7.2%) $242,222 (1.2%) 0.00 116
2019-10-01 $215,582 (6.5%) $239,663 (2.8%) 0.00 114
2019-11-01 $229,900 (17.1%) $250,891 (16.1%) 0.00 104
2019-12-01 $225,000 (13.8%) $246,231 (13.9%) 0.00 91
2020-01-01 $217,425 (9.3%) $242,780 (11.7%) 0.00 78
2020-02-01 $215,000 (4.1%) $241,489 (7.3%) 0.00 68
2020-03-01 $204,100 (-2.2%) $241,877 (4.6%) 0.00 68
2020-04-01 $211,950 (1.5%) $250,638 (8.2%) 0.00 59
2020-05-01 $239,900 (8.5%) $252,621 (5.2%) 0.00 75
2020-06-01 $251,950 (11.0%) $262,979 (7.9%) 0.00 75
2020-07-01 $254,425 (5.6%) $266,874 (5.5%) 0.00 58
2020-08-01 $249,900 (10.7%) $264,811 (7.3%) 0.00 66
2020-09-01 $241,150 (9.8%) $264,093 (9.0%) 0.00 65
2020-10-01 $225,000 (4.4%) $262,631 (9.6%) 0.00 50
2020-11-01 $201,475 (-12.4%) $257,383 (2.6%) 0.00 49
2020-12-01 $199,225 (-11.5%) $243,111 (-1.3%) 0.00 35
2021-01-01 $197,700 (-9.1%) $235,145 (-3.1%) 0.00 30
2021-02-01 $197,450 (-8.2%) $229,680 (-4.9%) 0.00 29
2021-03-01 $219,900 (7.7%) $251,098 (3.8%) 0.00 31
2021-04-01 $256,200 (20.9%) $266,117 (6.2%) 0.00 34
2021-05-01 $224,250 (-6.5%) $252,092 (-0.2%) 0.00 28
2021-06-01 $246,075 (-2.3%) $276,374 (5.1%) 0.00 29
2021-07-01 $239,900 (-5.7%) $262,181 (-1.8%) 0.00 43
2021-08-01 $245,875 (-1.6%) $257,242 (-2.9%) 0.00 40
2021-09-01 $232,500 (-3.6%) $251,631 (-4.7%) 0.00 58
2021-10-01 $224,900 (0.0%) $240,521 (-8.4%) 0.00 53
2021-11-01 $234,950 (16.6%) $248,528 (-3.4%) 0.00 52
2021-12-01 $229,950 (15.4%) $258,671 (6.4%) 0.00 43
2022-01-01 $232,400 (17.6%) $262,350 (11.6%) 0.00 38
2022-02-01 $244,650 (23.9%) $247,480 (7.8%) 0.00 26
2022-03-01 $223,950 (1.8%) $254,356 (1.3%) 0.00 24
2022-04-01 $269,450 (5.2%) $265,193 (-0.4%) 0.00 26
2022-05-01 $275,400 (22.8%) $297,542 (18.0%) 0.00 36
2022-06-01 $257,750 (4.7%) $277,254 (0.3%) 0.00 44
2022-07-01 $275,000 (14.6%) $291,916 (11.3%) 0.00 46
2022-08-01 $277,000 (12.7%) $300,813 (16.9%) 0.00 54
2022-09-01 $270,000 (16.1%) $296,679 (17.9%) 0.00 47
2022-10-01 $289,900 (28.9%) $307,452 (27.8%) 0.00 50
2022-11-01 $279,950 (19.2%) $301,081 (21.2%) 0.00 54
Owatonna's median listing price for 2022-11-01 was $279,950, a difference of $45,000 (19.2%) versus the prior year and $-9,950 versus the prior month.

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

Owatonna's average listing price for 2022-11-01 was $301,081, a difference of $52,553 (21.2%) versus the prior year and $-6,371 versus the prior month.

For the 2022-11-01 period, Owatonna had 54 MLS listings, a difference of 4 listings (8%) versus the prior month and 2 listings (4%) versus the prior year.

Median Listing Time on Market & Square Footage

Realtor.com - Owatonna (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Time on Market Median Square Footage
2018-01-01 0 days 2,560 sqft
2018-02-01 0 days 2,468 sqft
2018-03-01 0 days 2,404 sqft
2018-04-01 0 days 2,499 sqft
2018-05-01 0 days 2,356 sqft
2018-06-01 0 days 2,498 sqft
2018-07-01 0 days 2,374 sqft
2018-08-01 0 days 2,437 sqft
2018-09-01 0 days 2,424 sqft
2018-10-01 0 days 2,355 sqft
2018-11-01 0 days 2,295 sqft
2018-12-01 0 days 2,253 sqft
2019-01-01 0 days 1,855 sqft
2019-02-01 0 days 1,915 sqft
2019-03-01 0 days 1,881 sqft
2019-04-01 0 days 1,863 sqft
2019-05-01 0 days 1,955 sqft
2019-06-01 0 days 2,001 sqft
2019-07-01 0 days 1,985 sqft
2019-08-01 0 days 1,959 sqft
2019-09-01 0 days 1,928 sqft
2019-10-01 0 days 1,928 sqft
2019-11-01 0 days 2,032 sqft
2019-12-01 0 days 1,988 sqft
2020-01-01 0 days 1,980 sqft
2020-02-01 0 days 1,768 sqft
2020-03-01 0 days 1,805 sqft
2020-04-01 0 days 1,969 sqft
2020-05-01 0 days 1,919 sqft
2020-06-01 0 days 2,086 sqft
2020-07-01 0 days 2,117 sqft
2020-08-01 0 days 2,122 sqft
2020-09-01 0 days 2,070 sqft
2020-10-01 0 days 1,890 sqft
2020-11-01 0 days 1,842 sqft
2020-12-01 0 days 1,776 sqft
2021-01-01 0 days 1,731 sqft
2021-02-01 0 days 1,809 sqft
2021-03-01 0 days 1,850 sqft
2021-04-01 0 days 1,894 sqft
2021-05-01 0 days 1,872 sqft
2021-06-01 0 days 1,840 sqft
2021-07-01 0 days 1,813 sqft
2021-08-01 0 days 1,875 sqft
2021-09-01 0 days 1,933 sqft
2021-10-01 0 days 1,814 sqft
2021-11-01 0 days 1,852 sqft
2021-12-01 0 days 1,813 sqft
2022-01-01 0 days 1,796 sqft
2022-02-01 0 days 1,997 sqft
2022-03-01 0 days 2,084 sqft
2022-04-01 0 days 2,364 sqft
2022-05-01 0 days 1,946 sqft
2022-06-01 0 days 1,860 sqft
2022-07-01 0 days 2,002 sqft
2022-08-01 0 days 1,980 sqft
2022-09-01 0 days 1,926 sqft
2022-10-01 0 days 1,932 sqft
2022-11-01 0 days 1,893 sqft
Owatonna's median listing age (time on market) for 2022-11-01 was 0 days.

Owatonna's median square footage for active listings during the 2022-11-01 period was 1,893 sqft. One year prior, the average listing was 1,852 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.