A Mortgage Loan is a big investment, and you'll want to be certain you have a trustworthy financial partner at your side. Look no further than your credit union. At America First, we are focused on helping you have the best mortgage experience possible. Our new online application is all digital, allowing you to save time and stress when making one of life’s biggest financial decisions.
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Moving to a new place is a big decision and, just like our homes, mortgages come in all shapes and sizes. But no matter what type of home loan you need, America First has you covered. From first-time homebuying to conventional refinancing, we'll help fund your dream house. Read below to discover options that fit your unique needs, use our simple calculator to estimate potential payments, then apply for preapproval.
If you or anyone listed on your application hasn’t owned a home for the last three years, you may be considered a first-time homebuyer. This means qualification is widely available.
This adjustable-rate mortgage removes* costly private mortgage insurance (PMI), making it even more affordable. The rate will stay the same for the first five years, after which it becomes variable—decreasing or increasing every six months according to an index & margin—potentially raising or lowering your payments. Closing costs and other loan-related fees may still apply.
*According to eligibility, terms & conditions. Available on approved credit and subject to loan-to-value requirements. Some products may require insurance coverage or charges. Other costs may apply. Equal Housing Opportunity Lender.
**Provided example: The estimated principal and interest for a 30-year 100% LTV mortgage of $400,000 at 4.125% interest rate and an APR of 4.230% is 360 payments of $1,939.
When rates are low, lock them in with a fixed-rate mortgage. Your payments stay the same for the loan's entire term. This is a popular choice because of its predictability and consistency.
Conventional loans are those that are not associated with government programs, such as Federal Housing Administration (FHA), but they offer great rates and friendly terms. More substantial down payments and solid credit are required. In some cases, you'll need private mortgage insurance, which adds to the overall payments. However, the insurance can eventually be removed as you reach an 80% loan-to-value ratio.
*Unless applicant is first-time homebuyer or qualified for a HomeReady loan
Refinancing your mortgage can help lower payments or shorten the loan's terms. You'll also gain financial flexibility for things like home improvements. Refinancing is recommended for those who want to retain the property for at least three years.
There are several government-backed loan programs for borrowers, such as Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) mortgages. Talk with a loan officer to see if one of these is right for you.
Helping build dreams from the ground up. We’ll provide the resources members need to acquire and excavate lots, then create custom housing. Call 1-866-224-2157 for our construction loan experts. Members, including qualified self-builders can apply.
These loans let you tap into the value your home will have after renovations are complete. They are ideal for financing big home improvements, like major additions, mother-in-law apartments, or finished basements. Whether you’re tackling a fixer-upper, making room for your growing family, or adding space instead of moving, Renovation Loans can be a great option.
*Loans are subject to change, creditworthiness, and loan-to-value (LTV) requirements. Eligible financing cannot exceed 80% construction LTV and applies only to contractor-built properties. Maximum loan term is nine months. Membership, conditions, course of construction insurance, and other fees or costs are required. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity Lender.
If you're looking at a higher-priced house or condominium, this is a good choice. Intended for initial purchases or refinances, the minimum down payment depends on your credit score, loan amount, assets and property type.
If you don't plan on staying in the house for very long, or if you're going to refinance after a few years, an adjustable-rate mortgage starts off at a lower interest rate, decreasing your monthly payments. ARM rates are based on an index plus a margin, so your payments can rise and fall throughout the term of your loan. We offer a 5/6-month option—the first numeral (5) is the years a fixed rate will be in effect.
After five years, the rate goes variable—decreasing or increasing every six months according to an index & margin—potentially raising or lowering your payments.
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Our new application is all digital, allowing you to save time and stress when making one of life’s biggest financial decisions.
At America First, we are focused on helping you have the best mortgage experience possible. Our new application is all digital, allowing you to save time and stress when making one of life’s biggest financial decisions. Take a walk through!
A Mortgage Loan is a big investment, and you'll want to be certain you have a trustworthy financial partner at your side. Look no further than your credit union.