{Video} See Why Collier County Named #6 Best Place to Get Mortgage in the Country

[hcode_video_sound hcode_video_type=”youtube” hcode_youtube_url=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/SIbEepTlC18″ width=”1920″ height=”1100″]

Collier County ranked No. 6 on a national list of the “Best Places to Get a Mortgage”

SmartAsset, a New York financial technology firm, did the study and rankings, based on four factors:

  • overall borrowing costs;
  • ease of securing a mortgage;
  • cheap property taxes;
  • low annual mortgage payments.

It was the third year for the study.

“This is the first time Collier County has made the national Top 10. However, this is the third year in a row they have ranked in the Top 10 for Florida,” said A.J. Smith, personal finance expert and vice president of content at SmartAsset.

“Collier County’s ranking was likely helped by the fact that they outperformed the national averages in each of the study’s categories,” Smith said.

SmartAsset bases its rankings on $200,000 loan after a 20 percent down payment. SmartAsset looks at expected costs over the first five years of the mortgage. The ease of getting a mortgage is determined by comparing the ratio of mortgage applications to mortgage originations in each county.

Annual mortgage payments are based on the average mortgage rates in each county. Based on those criteria Collier County had a loan funding rate of more than 61 percent, five-year borrowing costs of $77,755, annual property taxes of $9,920 and an annual mortgage payment of $14,639.

With home prices rising, Collier County has a shortage of homes under $300,000, so the quoted costs for a mortgage and property taxes might differ widely from the information generated by SmartAsset.  Also, the county sees a lot of cash buyers.

Best Places to Get a Mortgage 

1         Sumter, Fla.                

2         Walton, Fla.                 

3         Jackson, Mo.               

4         Okaloosa, Fla.            

5         San Mateo, Calif.         

6         Collier, Fla.                                

7         San Francisco, Calif.  

9         Washington, Ore.      

10       Indian River                              

Source: SmartAsset | Naples Daily News | Laura Layden

Need more information on prequalifying for a mortgage? Call or text Kim at 239-776-0093

Related posts

Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs Florida

https://youtu.be/DDub3ngk3s8?si=CiJ9To5pSkY9HZYf Laid Back yet Luxurious Coastal Living in...

Continue reading

Best Food in Naples Florida | Organic Lifestyle

https://youtu.be/ikrrHRne2gM?si=ssu9Wwp3YqdZcUfIBest Food in Naples & Organic Living and Where...

Continue reading

Buying a Second Home in Naples Florida 5 Things You Need to Know | Ep.15 | Lavish Living in Naples

https://youtu.be/AcudUulMP4Q?si=SEWzogiUoIaESto3Buying a Second Home in Naples Florida  You find...

Continue reading

Join The Discussion

Wordpress IDX Plugin