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We know you worked hard to save your down payment and now it's time to find a place of your own. This traditional mortgage is available with fixed or adjustable rates and terms up to 30 years.
Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
Tap into the equity in your home when you need it most. Simply write a check to access your funds, and as you pay back the loan, the funds become available again.
Home Equity Closed-End Loan
Use the equity in your home for a variety of purposes. We have equity loans available with fixed interest rates for terms up to 15 years.
Financing available for your land purchase and home construction.
Stake your claim even if you're not ready to build yet.
Finance the home of your choice without being restricted by the dollar limit on conforming mortgages.
For qualified buyers purchasing a moderately-priced home with a lower down payment. Great option for first-time home buyers.
For qualified military personnel or veterans. Finance up to 100% with no down payment.
For qualified property in rural areas. Fixed interest rate, 30-year term, no down payment.
Compare mortgage rates and payment terms to find the best one for you.
Run the numbers and estimate your monthly mortgage payment.
Get financially prepared, and make it easier for you to get what you want.
Get pre-approved for your mortgage, and confidently negotiate with sellers.
*The information provided assumes the purpose of the loan is to purchase a property, with a loan amount of $100,000.00 and an estimated property value of $175,000. The property is located in Richmond, IN and is within Wayne County. The property is an existing single-family home and will be used as a primary residence. The rate lock period is 30 days, and the assumed credit score is 740.
Yes. In fact, applying for a mortgage loan before you buy is a good idea! If you are pre-qualified for a specific amount, you’ll know which homes are within your budget and be able to negotiate confidently with the seller. Once you have completed and submitted your application, a loan officer will contact you with further information.
The closing will take place at the office of a title company or attorney in your area who will act as our agent. If you are purchasing a new home, the seller may also be at the closing to transfer ownership to you, but in some states, these two events actually happen separately.
During the closing you will be reviewing and signing several loan papers. The closing agent or attorney conducting the closing should be able to answer any questions you have, or feel free to contact your mortgage lender, if you prefer.
Just to make sure there are no surprises at closing, your mortgage lender will contact you a few days before closing to review your final fees, loan amount, first payment date, etc.
Both a home inspection and an appraisal are designed to protect you against potential issues with your new home. Although they have totally different purposes, it makes the most sense to rely on each to help confirm that you've found the perfect home.
The appraiser will make note of obvious construction problems such as termite damage, dry rot or leaking roofs or basements. Other obvious interior or exterior damage that could affect the stability of the property will also be reported.
However, appraisers are not construction experts and won't find or report items that are not obvious. They won't turn on every light switch, run every faucet or inspect the attic or mechanicals. That's where the home inspector comes in. They generally perform a detailed inspection and can educate you about possible concerns or defects with the home.
Accompany the inspector as instructed during the home inspection. This is your opportunity to gain knowledge of major systems, appliances and fixtures, learn maintenance schedules and tips, and to ask questions about the condition of the home.
A home loan often involves many fees, such as the appraisal fee, title charges, closing fees, and state or local taxes. These fees vary from state to state and also from lender to lender. Your First Bank mortgage lender should be able to give you an estimate beforehand.
To assist you in evaluating our fees, we've grouped them as follows:
If an escrow or impound account will be established, you will make an initial deposit into the escrow account at closing so that sufficient funds are available to pay the bills when they become due.
If your loan requires mortgage insurance, mortgage insurance payments may be collected at closing. Whether or not you must purchase mortgage insurance depends on the percentage of the down payment you make.
If your loan is a purchase, you'll also need to pay for your first year's homeowner's insurance premium, flood and wind if applicable, prior to closing. The policies must be purchased and paid in full prior to closing and we consider this to be a required advance.