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UFirst Credit Union offers mortgages with competitive rates
and local service to help you finance your new home. 

What is a First Mortgage Loan?

A first mortgage is the initial or primary loan used to pay for a piece of property (not to be confused with a first-time home buyer loan, which references whether the borrower has taken out a mortgage in the past). Refinanced mortgages maintain the first mortgage position, and the first mortgage lender has priority over any other liens or claims in the case of a default. 

If you’re purchasing a home for the first time, you may benefit from other perks the first-time home buyer loan has to offer. However, if you have already purchased a home in the past and are ready to upgrade to a new one, the first mortgage loan is a great option. 

Buying a new home is a big step–and an exciting one. If you’re purchasing a new home, you probably have many questions about whether to buy, what you can afford, and which type of mortgage to choose. Contact one of our Mortgage Specialists to help you complete the process!

First Mortgage Options

Buying a new home is a big step—and an exciting one. If you’re a first-time home buyer, you’ll have many questions about whether to buy, what you can afford, which type of mortgage to choose, and more.  We can help assist you in every step of the journey to owning a new home. To get started, apply for pre-approval, then contact one of our Mortgage Specialists to help you complete the process.

First-time homebuyer loan details

  • Loan amounts up to FHFA Conforming loan limits
  • Seller can contribute up to 3% toward closing costs
  • No prepayment penalties

Get the loan you need for your dream home

  • Terms from 10 to 30 years
  • Borrow up to 100% of the value of your home
  • Competitive Rates

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UFirst first homebuyer program benefits

  • Up to 100% loan-to-value financing*
  • Down payments as little as $1,500
  • No income limitations

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Your dream home is waiting for you. Using our online MLS home finder, you can search through thousands of homes for sale in your area. 


Frequently asked questions of first-time homebuyers

Who is considered a first-time homebuyer?

A first-time homebuyer is anyone who hasn’t owned a primary residence for three years or more.

How do you apply for a first-time homebuyer loan?

To apply for a first-time homebuyer loan, you will want to first get pre approved by a lender. The lender will check your credit history and then will need to verify your income and assets. You’ll need to provide the following for financial verification:

Additional items may be required depending on an individual’s unique situation.

What are the benefits of a first-time homebuyer loan?

First-time home buyer loans have many advantages, such as access to federally-backed loans, state programs, tax breaks, and lower down payments.

How much can first-time home buyers afford?

Shop for homes that have a purchase price equal to 2.5x your salary or household income. Other experts suggest people should be able to afford up to 28% of their gross income.

Which loan is best for first-time homebuyers?

Our first-time homebuyer program is a great option for first-time homebuyers. With in-house financing and surprisingly low costs and fees, we'll make that first purchase a great experience.

Have questions or need assistance?

Contact a UFirst Mortgage Specialist today!

Loans are subject to credit approval and actual terms will depend on credit worthiness and equity position. Owner occupied, primary residence only. For example, the minimum payment for a $100,000 loan with an 8.375% Annual Percentage rate (APR) and 30-year term is $760.07. This payment example does not include taxes and insurance. Your actual payment may be higher. Consult a tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of interest. Homeowner’s insurance will be verified.  The monthly obligation will be determined by the total loan amount at the time of closing and the term and interest rate of the loan. See our Loan Calculators for specific examples. Membership is required and a minimum balance of $10 in primary savings must be maintained. Other restrictions may apply.

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