We know you want to buy a home with a strong foundation and solid roof so it can stand up to anything the sky throws your way. Why not choose a mortgage that's just as dependable?
Financing available for 10, 15, 20, or 30 years
Borrow up to 97% of your home's appraised value*
Get a Lender Credit of up to 2% to cover your eligible closing costs**
Available for purchase or refinance
No prepayment penalty
Smooth and quick approval process
Secure and convenient payment options
Intangible tax fee waived for Power Financial Credit Union members
With a Power Financial Credit Union fixed-rate mortgage, your monthly payments stay rock-solid over the life of the loan, making it easier to stick to your monthly budget and plan your long-term finances.
|10 Year - No Closing Costs Up to 2% of Amount Financed*||7.000%||7.004%||0.000|
|15 Year - No Closing Costs Up to 2% of Amount Financed*||7.250%||7.253%||0.000|
|20 Year - No Closing Costs Up to 2% of Amount Financed*||7.375%||7.378%||0.000|
|30 Year - No Closing Costs Up to 2% of Amount Financed*||7.500%||7.503%||0.000|
Whether it’s your first time buying a home or you’re an experienced homeowner, the home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Plus, today’s housing market doesn’t make it any easier to get a good deal.
This guide will give you the tools to find your dream home, negotiate the best deal, and choose the right lender and mortgage loan to meet your needs.
Topics covered include:
✔ 5 Things to Do Before Buying a House
✔ 5 Stages of the Home Buying Process
✔ 8 Things to Do After Buying a House
✔ Key Terms to Understand
Click below to access our Home Buyer’s Guide today!
– Delena J.
A fixed-rate mortgage means you lock in an interest rate and annual percentage rate (APR) for the life of your loan. Here are the typical steps:
You get your home loan pre-approved or prequalified and find out your likely rate
Your pre-approval is good for 90 days
You find a home and put in an offer
You submit your final application and your interest rate and monthly payment are confirmed
You close on your home and begin making your steady monthly payments
Your monthly mortgage payment is made up of four parts: Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance, known as PITI. With a fixed-rate loan, the principal and interest parts of your monthly payment will remain steady through the life of your loan (though your property taxes and insurance may change).
Fixed rates make budgeting easy compared to an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loan type, where your rate and payment go up and down with the markets
You can easily plan your short-term monthly budget as well as your long-term financial needs, without worrying about unpredictable future changes
If market rates drop significantly in the future, you may consider a mortgage refinance to secure your rate
Power Financial Credit Union offers flexibility when it comes to your loan term. You may choose:
10-Year Term: A common tool for refinancing to shorten your loan term and save on interest, but not so common for your original purchase
15-Year Term: A loan term of just 15 years offers a lower rate and means you'll save on total interest, but your monthly payments will be higher
20-Year Term: A nice option in the middle, which allows affordable payments while also saving you money with less total interest
30-Year Term: A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is one of the most popular home loans as it offers the lowest monthly payment, though you'll get a slightly higher interest rate and will pay more total interest
You can use a mortgage calculator to play with the numbers and find the right term and type of mortgage for your needs.
Yes, to be eligible for any of our mortgage loans, you need to meet membership criteria for joining the credit union. It takes just a few minutes to join, and then you can access a home loan and all our other quality products and services.
Our membership consists of those who live, work or go to school in Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach County, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota, or St. Lucie counties.
Immediate family of all current members are also eligible to join.
We're also proud to offer membership to our Select Employee Groups. Employees and members of these organizations are always welcome to join, no matter where they live:
1The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is calculated on a loan amount of $350,000 for the purchase of a single family primary residence. This annual rate of interest example takes into account a 20% down payment. For a Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan of $350,000 at 30 years at 6.750%, you would make 360 payments of $2,270.09. Payment amount does not include taxes and insurance. Actual payment amount will be greater.
*Applicable for first mortgage loans with maximum loan amount of $647,200. Member must provide 3% down payment plus costing costs for purchase or 5% equity in home for refinance. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) required for all loans when financing over 80%. Payment example: For a Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan of $350,000 at 30 years at 6.750%, you would make 360 payments of $2,270.09. Payment amount does not include taxes, insurance or PMI. Actual payment amount will be greater. Other conditions and qualifications apply. See credit union for full details.
**Power Financial Credit Union will pay for all eligible closing costs, excluding rate buy downs/points and prepaid items, up to a maximum of 2% of the loan amount. This is a limited-time promotion. All purchase and refinance fixed rate mortgages secured by a primary residence are eligible. Investment properties or second homes do not qualify. Subject to a three year recapture fee. If the loan is paid off earlier than 36 months (3 years), the lender credit will be added to the payoff.
Rates and offers are subject to change without notice.