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Mortgage Loans

All mortgage programs are not the same, and it’s important to understand the differences. Whether you're buying your first home, making your next move or simply refinancing, Foothill Credit Union has the terms, features and options designed to make getting a mortgage easier. Let us help you understand all the choices you have when it comes to a home mortgage. (NMLS# 681615)

Great Home Loans.... Making Dreams Affordable!

Buying your first home can seem intimidating, especially when you’re faced with so many different options.  Don’t worry, at Foothill Credit Union we’re here to help you through the process each step of the way.

  • Foothill offers Freddie Mac First-Time Home Buyers Programs. Maximum loan to value 97% with a credit score 680. Call us at 626-445-0950, ext. 6236 to see how this program will work for you.

  • To purchase real estate and obtain financing for on a conventional loan, you would need at least a 3% down payment. Maximum loan amount for a conforming loan is $548,250. Maximum high conforming loan amount will depend on county.

  • To purchase real estate and obtain financing on a Jumbo loan; you will need a 20% down payment for a maximum loan to value of 80%.  Maximum loan amounts for Jumbo loans are $1,000,000.

  • Schedule an appointment with a Mortgage Loan Representative at (626) 445-0950 ext. 6236 today.  At Foothill, we have the experience and commitment to help you choose the loan that is right for you.

To get started, here's a quick review of various mortgage options and some helpful hints as to when each loan may be appropriate. Use this list to help you narrow down the choices to what is best:

Fixed Rate Mortgage:  A mortgage loan where the interest rate on the mortgage remains the same through the term of the loan. At Foothill, you can borrow up to $548,250 on our conforming loans, up to $822,375 on high balance comforming loans, and up to $1,000,000 on our Jumbo Loans.

Adjustable Loans:  A mortgage loan where the interest rate on the loan is periodically adjusted based on the 1-year Constant Maturity Treasury Index (CMT).

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Loan Characteristics

Best Fit If You...

Fixed Rate Mortgage

  • Interest rate and monthly payment remain the same for the entire life of the loan.
  • Plan to live in the property for more than 10 years
  • Want total payment stability

Adjustable Loan

  • Interest rate and monthly payment remain the same for set terms such as 3 years, 5 years, and 7 years
  • After interest rate set term, the interest rate is adjusted every year for 4 years.

    First adjustment not to exceed 1% of original rate.

    Annual adjustment not to exceed 1% of previous rate. Lifetime cap not to exceed 4% of original rate.
  • Plan to live in the property for less than 7 years
  • Can accept changes in the mortgage payment after initial interest rate set term

- OR -

  • Plan to move within 7 years


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