Find the right mortgage to purchase or refinance a home
Ensure your monthly payments and interest rate don't change with a fixed-rate mortgage.
Make lower payments now and stay protected from high rates later.
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Build or renovate your dream home with a construction and renovation loan.
If you need a big house or you're in a competitive market, this loan lets you exceed the limit.
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People often ask us
Choosing the right mortgage is just as important as choosing the right house. That's why we offer a variety of products, each with different features and advantages. Plus, our dedicated team of mortgage bankers is here to help you find the right loan for where you are in your life.
When you apply for a mortgage loan, the lender will pull your credit score. Your credit score measures your credit risk relative to the rest of consumers, based on your credit usage history. Higher credit risk scores can mean lower rates and better loan terms.
When you receive a mortgage loan, you’ll also receive an escrow account. The lender will deposit part of your monthly mortgage payment into this escrow account. That payment covers taxes and insurance premiums that are typically assessed annually, but with a mortgage are paid monthly so that the lender can reduce the risk that you’ll fall behind on your obligations.
A mortgage loan payment is made up of two things—a payment toward the principal amount, and a payment toward the interest. Paying these two things off in equal installments over a set time period is called mortgage amortization. When you first start paying off your mortgage, most of the payment is applied to the interest. Over time, your principal payments catch up until your loan is paid off.
Fixed-rate mortgages offer simplicity and stability. With this type of loan, your principal and interest payments are guaranteed to remain the same for the duration of your loan, regardless of the number of years involved. In addition, a fixed-rate mortgage allows you to use funds other than your own (such as gifts, grants or a secured loan) for the down payment and closing costs, including prepaid costs.
With an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the lower rates at the beginning of the term usually allow you to keep more cash on hand each month—cash that you can use for savings or other expenses. Plus, we monitor the mortgage industry to make sure you get the best terms available. Locking in the best rate, early in the process, is the key to making an ARM work for you. Interest rate ceilings and specified adjustment dates over the life of the loan further protect you from fluctuating rates in unpredictable times.
Yes. You'll just need to enroll in Online Bill Pay. You can also have your payments drafted each month from your checking or savings account.
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