In 2015 Washington County ranked 6th in the state for securing a mortgage. Washington County, ranked 6th in Iowa, is ranked 115th in the nation. That places us in the top 4% of all counties! Washington County has a mortgage loan funding rate of 74.12%, which is at the top of Iowa and the Nation!

"Washington County is a best bet for mortgage seekers because of strong community lenders, good realtors, reasonable taxes, and a stable and affordable housing market. That combination is what sets us apart from many parts of the state and the nation," said Ed Raber of the Washington Economic Development Group.

To determine the best places to get a mortgage, SmartAsset analyzed four factors: overall borrowing costs, ease of securing a mortgage, property taxes and annual mortgage payments.

For more information on the study please visit-