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|Type||Rate As Low As||APR*|
|10 Year Fixed||2.50%||2.825%|
|15 Year Fixed||2.625%||2.849%|
|20 Year Fixed||3.00%||3.175%|
|30 Year Fixed||3.250%||3.375%|
|5.5 Year Balloon||3.00%||3.401%|
|7 Year Balloon||3.25%||3.580%|
|10 Year Balloon||3.75%||4.005%|
|FHA 30 Year Fixed||3.50%||4.308%|
|RD 30 Year Fixed||3.00%||3.558%|
|STAR Mortgage||Rates vary. Please contact a local mortgage lender.|
|Physicians Mortgage||Rates vary. Please contact a local mortgage lender.|
|Rates accurate as of Jun 23, 2021|
|*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Your actual rate may be different, as many factors go into providing you with a mortgage loan. All rates shown are for new purchases of a single family primary residence, $120,000 loan amount, estimated closing costs of $2,300, with a loan to value of 80% or less, and a credit score of 720 or above. Loans with less than 20% down payment may require private mortgage insurance. Rates quoted for Balloon products include a 0.25% discount for applicants with a new or existing Honor Credit Union checking account with direct deposit. Posted rates are indications only and are subject to change without notice. Other rates available for other LTV and credit score ranges. Normal underwriting guidelines apply. All loans are subject to credit approval as well as program terms and conditions. Payment Example = $120,000 at 3.50% APR for 30 years equals $538.85. This payment example consists of principal and interest only and does not include taxes, insurance premiums or any other added cost. Your actual payment may be higher.|
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Learn what Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is, and why some buyers are required to have it and others aren’t.
Maybe you finally landed the job that allows you to have new financial freedom. Maybe you had to move and
Getting pre-approved is easy! You can simply apply online 24/7. You can also contact a local Honor mortgage lender to set up an appointment. One of the advantages of working with Honor Credit Union for your home loan is the comfort you will feel knowing you can contact your lender directly or stop by his or her office anytime you have questions. Another advantage is that our lenders live in the markets they serve, and all decisions are made locally.
Once your offer to purchase a home has been accepted and signed, you are ready to meet with your lender to turn your pre-approval into a loan application. Please download the document below for a checklist of items that must be provided to your lender in order for them to lock in your interest rate and process your application in a timely manner.
Yes! In fact, applying to get pre-approved for a home mortgage loan is the FIRST thing you should do before you begin your search for the perfect home.
During this process, your lender will provide guidance on the best loan option to fit your situation along with an approved loan amount. Your lender will also give you a pre-approval letter, which signifies that you are a qualified buyer. You can share this letter with your realtor to include with your offer to purchase a home. Not only will your pre-approval letter add more weight to any offers you submit, but it will also guide your home search.
Mortgage interest rates fluctuate based on a variety of factors, including inflation, the pace of economic growth, and Federal Reserve policy.
Over time, inflation has the largest influence on the level of interest rates. A modest rate of inflation will almost always lead to low interest rates, while concerns about rising inflation normally cause interest rates to increase. Our nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, implements policies designed to keep inflation and interest rates relatively low and stable.
Private Mortgage Insurance, also called PMI, is a type of mortgage insurance you might be required to pay for if you have a conventional loan. Like other kinds of mortgage insurance, PMI protects the lender if you stop making payments on your loan.
PMI is usually required when you have a conventional loan and make a down payment of less than 20 percent of the home’s purchase price. If you’re refinancing with a conventional loan and your equity is less than 20 percent of the value of your home, PMI is also usually required.
An escrow account is where funds are held by the lender to make payments for your homeowners’ insurance and property taxes. Lenders will collect those funds monthly along with your loan payment and then pay the tax and insurance bills when they are due. Generally, the funds are included in your total monthly payment. Since the price of property taxes and insurances can fluctuate, so can the amount needed for your escrow account to cover those bills. Sometimes this can change your required monthly payment.
Yes! We work with Freddie Mac to provide buyers with a way to save up for a down payment. With MatchUpSM, an All For HomeSM solution, we’ll help you automate a mortgage savings plan to keep you on a steady savings path towards purchasing your new home, provide access to HUD-approved homebuyer counseling*, and establish a savings match up to $2,500 to be used towards down payment or closing costs.
Down Payment Assistance
Don’t let a mortgage down payment stop you from buying your first home, or dream home. We work with Freddie Mac to provide down payment assistance.
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