South Carolina 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.
South Carolina USDA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates
30 Year USDA mortgages in South Carolina
for the week of 2023-12-01, compared to the national average (all USDA variants) of
6.997% for the same period.
South Carolina's average USDA mortgage closing costs are $5,306.
The average rate for the prior week (2023-11-24) was 6.85% and one month ago for the week of 2023-10-27, the average rate was 7.2%.
The average rate one year ago was 6.12%.
For refis of the same type during the week of 2023-12-01, the average rate was 5.72%.
South Carolina 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 South Carolina level.
The top South Carolina USDA lender as defined by loan originations is GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY, with
92 USDA loans originated. Their average total fees are
$7,763, which is $394
higher than the next largest lender,
MOVEMENT MORTGAGE, LLC.
The lowest fee South Carolina USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are MIDLAND MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($2,546), HOMESTAR FINANCIAL CORPORATION ($4,177), Alcova Mortgage LLC ($5,197), PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC ($5,725) and HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION ($5,892).
The lowest rate South Carolina USDA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC (3.18%), HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION (3.56%), BANKSOUTH MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC (3.79%), DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD. (3.79%) and NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc. (3.89%).