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Home Loans

Whether you are buying a home, interested in refinancing or looking to tap into the equity in your home, we have the right home loan for you.


Where are you on your Home Buying Journey?

We know there are other options when purchasing a home such as FHA, VA Loans, Adjustable Rate Mortgages, SONYMA Loans and USDA Loans to name a few.
Cut through all the clutter and meet with an experienced mortgage lender so we can find the mortgage loan that best suits your needs.





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Conventional Fixed Rate Mortgage

If you prefer knowing that your rate and payment won’t change or if you plan to stay in your home for a while, this may be the loan option for you.

A fixed rate mortgage means the interest rate will stay the same for the entire term of your mortgage loan.

  • Loan terms available: 15 to 30 years
  • Minimum 3% down payment required
  • Discount Points are available upon request. Please contact us for more information.
Property Insurance Required
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Competitive rates starting as low as

6.38% APR*

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

Want a lower interest rate or lower payment compared to a traditional fixed-rate mortgage? Think interest rates may go down in the future?

Adjustable Rate Mortgages have an interest rate that may change periodically depending on the changes in a corresponding financial index associated with the loan. This means after an initial fixed period, your payment may increase or decrease based on the market. ARM loans are named by the length of time the interest rate remains fixed and how often the interest rate is subject to adjust thereafter.

  • Initial Fixed periods of 5, 7, and 10 years available.
  • Minimum 5% down payment required.
  • Amortized up to 30 years
  • Contact us for rates.
Property Insurance Required
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Let's Build Your Dream Home Together.


When you’re ready to build, we’re ready to assist by providing financial support as part of your construction team. We offer a two-close construction loan. This means you have two loans working together offering more flexibility through the construction process.

During construction

It starts with a short term (maximum 12 month) interest only loan while the home is being built. We work on your contractor’s schedule and timeline to ensure a smooth process.

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After construction

After the home is completed, the construction loan is paid off and converted into standard conventional mortgage.

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Ready to refinance?  We are here to help!

Conventional Fixed Rate Mortgage

Your needs may change, so can your mortgage!  Whether your are looking to take cash out, lower your payment or shorten your term we have the perfect option for you. 
 
A fixed rate mortgage mean that interest rate will stay the same for the entire term of your mortgage loan
 
  • Competitive low rates
  • Loan terms available: 15 to 30 years
  • Points are available upon request. Please contact us for more information.
Property Insurance Required
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APR* as low as 6.375%

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

Get the benefit of a lower interest rate or a lower monthly payment with an adjustable rate mortgage. Enjoy an initial fixed interest rate period to pay down your mortgage faster.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages have an interest rate that may change periodically depending on the changes in a corresponding financial index associated with the loan. This means after an initial fixed period, your payment may increase or decrease based on the market. ARM loans are named by the length of time the interest rate remains fixed and how often the interest rate is subject to adjust thereafter.

  • Initial Fixed periods of 5, 7, and 10 years available.
  • Amortized up to 30 years
  • Contact us for rates
Property Insurance Required
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Time Saver Mortgage

If you are looking to payoff your mortgage sooner, our Time Saver option is perfect for you. Our Time Saver mortgage features a short term and low rate so you can pay off your mortgage faster.
  • No closing costs unless mortgage is discharged for any reason within three years of the loan date
  • 10 and 15 year terms available, no points
Property Insurance Required
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APR* as low as 6.99%


Put your Home's Equity to Work! 


If you need financing for home improvements, school tuition, debt consolidation or any other reason, a Home Equity Loan is the perfect loan for you.  A Home Equity Loan is the difference between how much you owe on your mortgage and how much your home is worth. We have different options available, so whether you need a lump sum or a line of credit, we have the loan that best fits your needs.

Home Equity Line of Credit

Thinking of making home repairs or upgrading your home with a remodel? These are just a few reasons why a HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) might be the best option for you. If you don’t want to receive the money you’re borrowing in one lump sum payment, consider opening a line of credit. With a HELOC you’ll be able to borrow money multiple times from your available maximum amount.

  • No closing costs+
  • 10 year draw period with a 15 year repayment period
  • Easy access to your funds by via online banking or by calling any branch
  • Interest may be tax deductible; please consult your tax professional for further information
0% APR Intro rate for 6 months
Property Insurance Required

Home Equity Loan

A fixed rate home equity loan is ideal if you need funding for a large purchase or renovation, and you want the peace of mind of knowing your payment won’t change. You’ll receive your home equity loan amount in one lump sum. Another benefit? The interest on your home equity loan may be tax deductible, much like your primary mortgage.

  • No closing costs
  • Terms up to 15 years
  • Increased borrowing power for bigger projects
  • Interest may be tax deductible; please consult your tax professional for further information
Property Insurance Required
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APR as low as 6.74%








 *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 0% APR Intro for 6 Months As low as 8.25% After 6 Mo. Ten year draw period. Floor 3% APR - Ceiling 15% APR. Variable rate loan. Property Insurance is required. Closing costs are waived unless the loan is discharged within 3 years of the origination date in which case you will be required to pay closing costs, which will range from approximately $400-$1,800. Minimum amount to finance is $10,000. Approval subject to our credit granting terms and conditions. After introductory period rate will revert to a variable rate based on prime. APR is as low as prime minus .25%. Prime rate is as published in the Wall Street Journal. Maximum rate is 15% APR. Credit score will determine your rate. Not all borrowers will qualify for the lowest rate. Other rates and terms available. New money only. NMLS ID 460887.






































































Educational Resources:


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Buying a home

Congratulations! You’ve decided to purchase a home. Now it's time to prepare yourself to make the right decisions by learning about the process, the people who can assist you, and the associated costs.
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Should I refinance my mortgage?

it’s highly likely that the mortgage you took out when you first bought your home won’t remain the best deal for you. Thankfully, you don’t have to stick to the same mortgage if better options come along. Continue reading about Refinancing Your Mortgage...
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Mortgages

For a majority of people in the U.S., buying a home is a big part of the American Dream. But how many years would it take to save up the lump sum you’d need to pay for a house in full? Continue reading about Mortgages..

Hear it from our members


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MARSHALL
Mortgage Member
 
"I was in a tough situation and First Heritage was there for me. I couldn't recommend First Heritage enough to anyone that is looking to buy a home..."
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BRIAN & CHRISTINA
First-time Homebuyers
 
"It was so nice knowing we had someone helping us and not just feeling like we had to fight for ourselves."
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JESSICA
Home Equity & Mortgage Member
 
"My first impression of First Heritage is that I was impressed how easy it was to work with them... the process was basically seamless."









*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Approval subject to our credit granting terms and conditions. All rates and offerings subject to change or termination without notice. Not all borrowers will qualify for the lowest rate. Property Insurance is required.
Complaints and Correspondence Information
NEW YORK STATE PROPERTY OWNERS - Direct your complaints and inquiries to: First Heritage FCU 202 Denison Pkwy E Corning, NY 14830 Call toll-free 800-833-3338.
You may file complaints and obtain further information about First Heritage Federal Credit Union by contacting the New York State Department of Financial Services Consumer Assistance Unit at 1-800-342-3736 or by visiting the Department's website at www.dfs.ny.gov.
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