Skip to Main Content

Your Benefits With Service Credit Union

  • Rates as low as 3.750%*
  • Competitive Interest Rates
  • Bank Anywhere Technology
  • Superior 24/7 Customer Service
  • Lowest Closing Costs Around
  • $1000 Rebate On Closing
Young happy mother having fun with her son at home while coloring together.
“Our loan officers were simply awesome throughout the whole process. I could not have asked for better people to work with. Thank you!!”
Shaneeka

The Mortgage Lending Journey

Applying for a mortgage loan is a complex process. Service Credit Union’s skilled loan officers are here to help you navigate every step of your mortgage lending journey.
Here is a brief overview of what to expect:

Mortgage Pre-Approval

Begin working with a lender to get pre-qualified for a mortgage loan. Find your mortgage range and get a better understanding of your loan terms in advance.

Complete All Pre-Approval Documents Early

Save time and reduce stress when making an offer with proactive preparation.

Property/Home Shopping

Once you’re pre-approved, you know exactly how much property/home you can afford. This makes working with a real estate agent easier and will help you narrow down your options faster.

Make Your Offer

When you find the property you want you can make a serious offer with confidence. This lets you move fast with ease, and you’ll have an advantage over non-pre-approved buyers.

Contract And Contingencies Agreement

Your real estate agent will assist in making a formal offer, including contingencies such as:
– Appraisal
– Home/Property inspection
– Final loan approval
– Purchase agreement

Mortgage Loan Application

Applying for the official mortgage on a property requires some additional documentation. This doesn’t take long, especially with a mortgage pre-approval.

Mortgage Loan Processing
Inspection And Appraisal

With all documentation in place, loan processors open a file to put together a package for the underwriter.

Underwriting

The underwriter makes key decisions regarding your mortgage loan package. After cross-checking and verifying all information for accuracy, the underwriter makes the final decision on your loan.

Closing

Loan documents are drawn up and sent to the title company or attorney’s office. You’ll have a three-day review period, a final walk-through, and a closing meeting.

Ownership

You’re now the proud owner of your new home or property.
Congratulations!

Mortgage Rates Today**

Rates effective as of: 11/26/2021 9:42:09 AM (ET).

PRODUCTRATEPOINTSANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE
30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage3.125%0.2503.282%
15 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage2.375%02.620%
30 Year Fixed VA2.875%03.010%
30 Year Fixed Mortgage Construction Single Close3.375%0.2503.490%
Home Equity Line of Credit Fixed Rate Promotion2.500%02.500%

Types of Mortgages

A graphical illustration of a hand holding a house with 1st in it

First-Time Home Buyer

Buying your first home with confidence! Our experienced loan experts will help you determine how much house you can afford and check if you qualify for one of our zero-down loans with no private mortgage insurance (PMI). We also offer a $1,000 rebate on your closing costs.

Learn More About First-Time Home Buyer Loans

A graphical illustration of a hand holding a house with a dollar sign in it

Jumbo Mortgages

Jumbo mortgages are large loans used to buy properties that are more expensive than the typical conventional mortgage loan. Jumbo loans normally carry higher interest rates but we keep our jumbo rates competitive. 

Learn More About Jumbo Mortgages

*The 2021 jumbo loan threshold is $548,250 (in most locations)

A graphical illustration of a hand holding a house with a star in it

VA Loans

VA Home Loans are government-backed mortgages to help active or retired military members buy or refinance a primary residence. VA Loans feature low or even no down payments and don’t require monthly mortgage insurance.

Learn More About VA Loans

A graphical illustration of a hand holding a house with tools in it

Real Estate Rehab Loans

Planning to buy a house that needs immediate renovation? This unique program gives you cash for both the purchase and the renovation in one simple fixed-rate mortgage.

Learn More About Real Estate Rehab Loans

A graphical illustration of a hand holding a house with a hammer in it

Home Construction Loans

We offer a single-close construction loan that allows you to purchase land and construct your home all with one loan. The construction loan offers an interest-only payment for a certain amount of time during the construction of the home.

Learn More About Home Construction Loans

“Our loan officers were very helpful during the entire loan process. They both were extremely knowledgeable and returned ALL emails/phone calls in a timely manner. They are both truly professional at what they do. I also consider their customer service skills amongst the best!!!”
Anthony B.

Calculate Your Estimated Upfront Costs

Total Home Cost

Click on each price tab below to find out what you should aim to save, including a 10% down payment:

$85,000

$125,000

$300,000

$500,000

How much you pay, out of pocket, is determined by your down payment.

FAQ

How long does the process take?

We routinely process and close mortgage applications within 30 days.  However, there are many variables that determine the length of the process, including how fast you respond to our requests for documentation.

It depends on many variables, including down payment amount, loan program, and property type. We do not have a published minimum credit score, however, if you are putting down less than 20%, and are not using the VA loan program, the minimum credit score is typically 620. 

Yes, we are a national lender!  We do mortgages in all states with the exception of Alaska, Texas, and Hawaii.  Not all programs are available in all states. Construction loans are available only in NH and MA.

While it is possible that your loan will be sold (the standard Fannie Mae promissory note gives the lender the right to sell the loan), it is important to understand that we will still be servicing your loan.  We generally do not sell our loans (there are some exceptions), and even if we do, you will still be making your payments to Service Credit Union and we will still be handling your escrow account (if you have one).

Yes; if you have a direct deposit of your net pay into a Service Credit Union checking account, and set up an automatic payment of your new mortgage from your Service Credit Union checking account, you will be offered a $500 credit toward closing costs.*

In certain circumstances, a co-signer is permitted.  However, we will require that the occupant borrower be qualified from credit and ability to repay perspective. Generally, we require a co-borrower vs. a co-signer.  A co-borrower has the same liability as to the primary borrower.

We do not have a specific bridge loan program.  However, we may be able to achieve a bridge loan through the use of a home equity line of credit on the house you will be selling.  This will depend on the amount of equity you have and your ability to qualify to carry the debt for your existing mortgage (if any), the home equity line of credit, and the mortgage on your new home.

We do not offer loans for rental properties.

We do not offer loans for manufactured housing (mobile homes) regardless of whether or not they are permanently attached to a foundation.

Pause Slider

**The displayed rates for conventional loans assume a loan amount of $250,000 for a single-family, owner-occupied purchase transaction with a down payment of 40% and a credit score of 740 or higher.  VA rates assume a loan amount of $250,000 and no down payment.  Conventional jumbo loans assume a loan amount of $548,251 and a 40% down payment. VA jumbo assumes a loan amount of $548,251, with no down payment.  Payment examples can be obtained by clicking the calculate payments button above and do not include taxes or insurance premiums.  Payment obligation will be higher.

To qualify for the $500 credit toward closing costs, the applicant must be a member of Service Credit Union or eligible for membership, must open or have a checking account with Service Credit Union with net payroll direct deposit, and must elect automatic payments from that checking account for the term of the loan. The credit will be applied at closing and cannot be transferred or exchanged for a cash equivalent. Subject to change or be discontinued at any time.