Hey there soon-to-be homeowner! We know you have a ton of questions about the purchase process and we’re here to help. Navigate to our Resources tab to find answers to common questions, search for a branch or loan officer near you, or explore calculators and programs on the next page.
You’ve done this once, maybe twice, and we know that each new home purchase is a step towards your next chapter of life. Whatever the reason is for a new home purchase – growing your family, downsizing for retirement, or moving to a new place, we’ve got you covered with plenty of loan options to choose from.
If rates have dropped since you last financed your home, you may want to consider refinancing. But that’s not the only reason people refinance. Maybe you want to convert to an adjustable or fixed rate loan, or you might need to extract cash equity in your home (cash out) for things like education or bills.
Searching for a fixer-upper? Starting your next renovation project? We have a wide variety of loan products to fit your needs. Renovation loans give homeowners the benefit of a home value increase upfront before the project even begins. We offer FHA, Conventional, and VA loan programs for your next reno.
Are you 62 or older? A reverse mortgage might be the loan option for you. Tap into the equity you’ve already built in your home and get the funds to help pay for the things you want or need while you continue to live in and own your home. Family First Funding has reverse loan specialists available and is a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.
Are you a seasoned investor, landlord, or a homeowner looking for your next investment? We offer Jumbo, Commercial, and second-home loan options for every type of investor – big and small. We’re looking forward to working with you and helping you reach your next investment goal.
In 2009 the USDA changed its rules and made millions of Americans eligible for its rural mortgage programs. With the USDA loan, many are able to get a zero-down home loan for rural property. Ready to get your little slice of the US?
You might not fit the traditional mold, and that’s okay. We offer many out-of-the-box loan options and non-QM programs. Portfolio lending, home equity loans, commercial loans, bank statement programs, and much more!
A reverse mortgage is a loan option for people age 62 and older that allows you to tap into the equity you’ve already built in your home. It provides funds to help pay for the things you want or need, while you continue to live in and own your home.
Conventional loans are mortgage loans that are not offered or secured by a government entity. They are available through or guaranteed by a private lender or the two government-sponsored enterprises—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
While conventional loans do not share some of the same benefits as government-backed mortgages, they are one of the most common types of loans offered to homebuyers today.
SOME BENEFITS OF conventional LOANS ARE:
Down payments starting at 3%
Minimum credit score of 620
Best suited for homebuyers with established credit, stable income, lower debt-to-income ratios, and assets
Available for primary, second and investment properties
A common misconception with conventional loans is that you need 20% down to purchase. While it’s not required, and we do offer options to put as little as 3% down, it is recommended to put as much down as you can so you can avoid needing PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) entirely or shorten the length of time you would need PMI on your loan. You’ll want to check out our First-Time Home Buyer programs for additional options.
Conventional loans for second homes or investment properties typically require higher down payments than those needed for primary home purchases. Down payment requirements can range from 10-25% depending on the type of investment. Check out our additional investment loan options with our Commercial Capital Division.
Everyone we came across at the company made our process a lot less stressful. They answered all our questions and made sure we handed everything that needed to be handed in on time. Thanks!
Paul K. / Homebuyer, NJ
We highly recommend Family First as they are an amazing team, efficient, honest and always available! Not only would I recommend Family First to my clients, I do use them for our family's mortgage needs!
Lisa C. / Real Estate Agent, FL
Great service, very professional. Highly recommended!
Christofer V. / Homebuyer, TX
Expertise, open communication at all times, and complete confidence knowing that my Buyer was wonderfully serviced and their loan would close!
Laure M. / Real Estate Agent, NJ
It was a smooth process from start to finish and I appreciate the time each of them took to answer any questions I may have had with respect to the process, the paperwork, etc. They were all incredibly kind, helpful, and responsive no matter how small the question may have been, and as a first time homebuyer I am very grateful for that.