We offer adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) loans with terms of 3, 5, 7 and 10 years. An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) provides the borrower with a lower initial payment, yet carries a degree of uncertainty. An adjustable-rate mortgage will temporarily lock into a rate at the time of closing. After the initial lock period ends, the rate will adjust for the remaining life of the loan, depending on market rates. Adjustable rate mortgages allow borrowers to take advantage of falling interest rates without refinancing, however they should always prepare for rates to increase as well. If you are considering a refinance or a move in the near future, an ARM loan may be a great option for you as the lower initial rates can offer a cheaper route for borrowers who don’t plan on staying in one place for long. Fixed-rate mortgages offer rate and payment security, but they can be more expensive over time. Personal preferences and unique situations will help to determine which type of loan is best for you.
Our construction financing program features a 12 month term to build the home, with 4 draws throughout the process. Upon maturity, the balance of the construction loan will need to be refinanced into a 15, 20 or 30 year fixed-rate mortgage.
The FHA loan is a great program for homebuyers that may not have exceptional credit, or are looking for a low down payment option with affordable terms. FHA features a down payment of just 3.5%, as well as flexible credit and qualification requirements.
A fixed-rate mortgage provides the borrower peace of mind knowing their monthly payment will be the same for the life of the loan. If you plan to stay in your home for many years and appreciate the convenience of a consistent mortgage payment regardless of the market, this could the perfect program for you!
We offer 10, 15 and 20 year fixed-rate loan products for a more accelerated payoff schedule, compared to the 30 year fixed rate. The interest rate will always remain the same, your principle and interest payment will never change, and with a variety of terms available you can pay off your mortgage at a pace that's best for your unique situation.
The Home Possible mortgage loan is a great option for first time homebuyers and borrowers with low-to-moderate income. The Home Possible program allows for new home purchases and rate and term refinances, with reduced mortgage insurance, flexible sources of funds for down payments, and flexible closing cost options.
The HomeReady program is great for first time homebuyers and borrowers with little or no credit history. HomeReady is available with a variety of options designed to address some of the most common obstacles homebuyers face when purchasing a home.
Our Home Renovation program is designed to help pay for home repairs, renovations and restorations. We offer 15, 20 and 30 year fixed-rate terms, as well as ARM's. Home Renovation also allows for permanent financing to replace the interim construction loan.
A Jumbo loan allows you to purchase a home with a loan amount that would traditionally exceed the limits of conventional financing. Luxury homes and multi-unit properties are among those you could finance with a Jumbo loan. In addition to increased financing for the purchase of a high value home, a Jumbo loan refinance could lower your monthly payments, allow you more discretionary income, and restore the investment value of your home. The jumbo loan products available are capped at $1,500,000.
MSHDA is a mortgage program designed for first time homebuyers and borrowers with low-to-moderate income in the state of Michigan only. MSHDA offers down payment assistance up to $7,500 for borrowers who enroll in their Homebuyer Education course, allowing new homebuyers flexibility and providing knowledge to maximize their home buying budget. MSHDA is a zero-interest, non-amortizing loan with no monthly payments. The loan is due upon sale or transfer of the property, or if the first mortgage is refinanced or paid in full within the first 9 years.
The Rural Development (RD) program is designed for homebuyers with low-to-moderate income and savings, who are looking to purchase a home in a designated rural area. RD is a true zero-down loan program, which allows the borrower additional funds to pay for closing costs or prepaids in the mortgage. In some cases the seller can pay up to 6% of the sales price to cover closing costs. The RD loan is not limited to first time homebuyers and can also be used to refinance an existing RD mortgage to a lower interest rate.
Conventional financing limits are capped at a loan amount of $417,000. A Super Conforming loan follows the same Federal rules and guidelines as a conventional loan product, with extended loan amount caps up to $625,500. This program extends the borrowing options for individuals purchasing or refinancing in a demographic area with higher housing costs than allowed with conventional loan financing. A variety of loan terms are available for purchase or refinance; 15 and 30 year fixed-rate loans as well as 5 and 7 year ARM's (Adjustable Rate Mortgages).
The VA mortgage loan is a great program for Veterans, active service members, and other military personnel with a Certificate of Eligibility. VA loans are a fantastic option for eligible vets for a variety of reasons, including zero down payment and no PMI (Primary Mortgage Insurance). The VA loan also offers the most flexible credit and qualification requirements of any loan product.
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