Wooster VA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats

Wooster, OH

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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Wooster's 32 lenders originated 78 VA loans during 2023. The total origination value was $18,910,000, with an average VA loan value of $242,436.

Wooster VA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year VA mortgages in Wooster averaged 6.54% for the week of 2024-07-19, compared to the national average (all VA variants) of 6.303% for the same period.

Wooster's average VA mortgage closing costs are $5,315.

The average rate for the prior week (2024-07-12) was 6.68% and one month ago for the week of 2024-06-14, the average rate was 6.74%.

The average rate one year ago was 7.02%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2024-07-19, the average rate was 7.28%.

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Wooster 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 Wooster level.

Name # of Loans 2023 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2023 Avg. Closing Costs
Mortgage Research Center, LLC 16 6.63% $7,229
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 7 6.86% $10,421
NEW DAY FINANCIAL, LLC 6 7.31% $14,131
NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 5 5.68% $9,650
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 4 5.75% $4,910
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 4 5.69% $9,532
PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. 3 6.38% $4,839
USAA Federal Savings Bank 2 6.44% $5,787
Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) 2 6.50% $6,878
UNION HOME MORTGAGE CORP. 2 6.88% $7,699
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 1 6.99% $8,307
LOANPAL, LLC 1 5.63% $11,695
Magnolia Bank 1 6.75% $15,078
MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 5.63% $2,301
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 6.25% $16,557
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 1 6.75% $4,910
First Federal Bank 1 8.00% $13,045
DRAPER AND KRAMER MORTGAGE CORP. 1 6.63% $8,083
NEWREZ LLC 1 5.75% $15,088
CITYWIDE HOME LOANS, LLC 1 5.63% $14,035
PNC Bank 1 7.13% $3,136
Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A. 1 7.25% $8,611
PRIMELENDING, A PLAINSCAPITAL COMPANY 1 5.75% $1,010
Bank of England 1 6.75% $14,036
RELIANCE FIRST CAPITAL, LLC 1 7.25% $11,430
RUOFF MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 1 7.00% $2,997
Strong Home Mortgage, LLC 1 6.50% $9,630
SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 1 6.83% $16,971
The Huntington National Bank 1 6.88% $4,143
American Midwest Mortgage Corporation 1 7.13% $3,556
HOWARD HANNA FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 1 6.63% $9,811
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC 1 5.75% $6,164

The top Wooster VA lender as defined by loan originations is Mortgage Research Center, LLC, with 16 VA loans originated. Their average total fees are $7,229, which is $3,192 lower than the next largest lender, CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC.

The lowest fee Wooster VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are Mortgage Research Center, LLC ($7,229), .

The lowest rate Wooster VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are Mortgage Research Center, LLC (6.63%), .

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.