Alabama 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.
For additional benefits of VA loans, click here.
Alabama VA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates
30 Year VA mortgages in Alabama
for the week of 2023-11-24, compared to the national average (all VA variants) of
0% for the same period.
Alabama's average VA mortgage closing costs are $5,182.
The average rate for the prior week (2023-11-17) was 6.62% and one month ago for the week of 2023-10-20, the average rate was 6.95%.
The average rate one year ago was 5.96%.
For refis of the same type during the week of 2023-11-24, the average rate was -0.93%.
Alabama 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 Alabama level.
The top Alabama VA lender as defined by loan originations is Mortgage Research Center, LLC, with
2,082 VA loans originated. Their average total fees are
$5,760, which is $3,679
lower than the next largest lender,
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC.
The lowest fee Alabama VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are GUARANTEED RATE AFFINITY, LLC ($3,685), SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. ($4,042), EVERETT FINANCIAL, INC. ($4,227), LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC ($4,633) and Wells Fargo Bank ($4,638).
The lowest rate Alabama VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC (3.42%), LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC (3.55%), PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION (3.62%), CLEARPATH LENDING (3.72%) and BNC National Bank (3.74%).