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Fixed-Rate Mortgage Features

  • Same rate and payment for the life of your loan
  • Competitive rates for loans up to and over $453,100
  • Up to 30 year term
  • Loans up to 95% of home value
  • 3% Down Program
  • No points and no points/no closing cost options
  • DCU service for the life of your loan
  • For home purchase or refinance
  • Borrow for 1 to 4 family primary residences
  • Borrow for second homes or investment properties
  • Can use to finance condominiums and townhouses
  • Construction to permanent financing loans in MA and NH
  • Ability to lock rate

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Fixed-Rate Mortgage Features

Because the rate and monthly payment stay the same for the life of the loan, Fixed-Rate Mortgages (especially the 30-Year Fixed) are the most popular type of mortgage. It's also the reason why the starting rate is usually higher than other options. Learn more about when a Fixed-Rate Mortgage is the right choice.

Main Benefits of the Fixed-Rate Mortgage

  • Rate and monthly payment stay the same for the life of your loan
  • Competitive rates for loans up to and over $453,100
  • Up to 30-year term – A longer term helps keep monthly payments more affordable. A shorter term saves you interest and builds equity faster.
  • Loans up to 95% of home value – However, if you borrow no more than 80%, you'll avoid the expense of private mortgage insurance (PMI). Loan to value is determined by the total loan amount divided by the home value. The home value is the lesser of either the purchase price or appraised value.
  • 3% Down Program (97% of home value) – 1 unit primary residences including condominiums (manufactured homes are not eligible). Mortgage insurance paid by lender. Cannot own additional residential properties at the time of closing. 30-year fixed rates only. Maximum loan amount $453,100. Other terms and restrictions apply.
  • No points and no points/no closing cost options – Available for loan amounts between $100,000 and $453,100. Covers typical closing closts. Terms and restrictions apply. If you are interested in a no point/no closing cost loan, please call us at 800.328.8797.
  • DCU service for the life of your mortgage – We'll handle all your payments, escrow, and questions. You'll have access to your mortgage account through Online Banking, Easy Touch Telephone Teller, DCU ATMs, and our branches for getting information and making electronic payments. Most important, you'll never have to worry about late or missing payments if your mortgage is sold.
  • For home purchase or refinance
  • Borrow for 1 to 4 family primary residences
  • Borrow for second homes or investment properties
  • Can use to finance condominiums and townhouses
  • Construction to permanent financing loans in MA and NH
  • Ability to lock rate

When is a Fixed-Rate Mortgage the right choice?

Consider your answers to these questions when considering your options...

  • Is a stable payment more important to you than the lowest rate? – Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) have lower starting rates. But if the possibility that your rate and payment could go up (or down) once every five years or less makes you nervous, stay with a Fixed-Rate Mortgage.
  • How long do you intend to live in the home? – On average, people move or refinance their mortgages every 5 to 7 years. If you expect to remain in your home longer, a 5/5 Mortgage (that can change once every five years) or a Fixed-Rate Mortgage could make more sense because your rate and payment will change less frequently or not at all. If you expect to move or refinance sooner, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage like a 5/1 may be more economical choice. You'll have a lower starting rate fixed for the first few years.
  • How high are mortgage rates in general and where might they be moving? – Predicting where mortgage rates will move is impossible to do with any certainty. Market rates are generally determined based on the inflation expectations of bond-market investors, foreign demand for US Treasury securities, and the impact of Federal Reserve monetary policy. However, we can tell you if current rates are relatively high or low based on recent history. Generally anything under 5% is low. If you'll be in a house longer than 7 years, you might prefer 5/5 Mortgage or a Fixed-Rate Mortgage. On the other hand, if rates are 9% or above, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage with a shorter fixed period may be better. Rates that high generally don't stay high for long. Your rate will adjust downward when rates fall without the cost of refinancing.
Fixed-Rate Mortgages is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 283.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Mortgage loan processors were easy to work with and very helpful Doing the document reviews and signing online worked very well and make the over loan application/process easy.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our interest rate was competitive. The process was timely and efficient. Communications were good. Staff members were professional and friendly. The 30-yr fixed mortgage product was competitive. It was rhe quality and professiolism of the DCU staff, and their sensitivity to our needs that distinguishes DCU’s offering from the competition.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer is kept well informed I was well informed with regards to each step in the mortgage application process. I greatly appreciate knowing what was happening and what I needed to do at each step toward the closing. I would recommend DCU for it's customer service and great rates. Thank you.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I've been a DCU member for over 30 years. You have the best products and services!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent DCU has great offer with lower interest rate. Excellent service.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and easy experience DCU made this transaction simple and easy. Great communication and no headaches for me. Thanks
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rates / Good Cuustomer Service I refinanced my house 3 yrs ago and locked in for a great rate. The customer service was not only polite but very informative of other products- I ended up refinancing my car payment and saved quite a bit by doing so. I am now in the process of taking out an equity line of credit with DCU.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fixed rate has the best features like rate lock for life of loan. Great product and service. Courteous loan officers. Very knowledgeable and worked at a fast pace along with customer. Super easy to use Upload Document center where you can upload all your docs statements. Great experience!
Date published: 2018-02-26
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Can your mortgages be used to purchase homes in other US states if the primary residence of the borrower is there?

Hi, my wife and I just recently moved to Montana and established our primary residence in Bozeman, Montana. We have all our accounts (checking, savings, etc.) with DCU. We are looking to buy a home (most likely townhouse or condo) in Bozeman in 2015. Would it be possible to use a mortgage from DCU to purchase a home in the Bozeman area? Are there any special requirements which would become relevant (i.e. higher down payment, etc.) to qualify for a DCU mortgage in this case? Best Regards
Asked by: BoonMonkey
I live in Michigan, and I recently got the mortgage loan with DCU, and as far as I know there is not difference in the processing, you may contact the mortgage agents to be sure about your question.
Answered by: Naga
Date published: 2018-04-23

How do I find the original or remaining term of my mortgage?

Asked by: DCU Member
I filled out a survey which I asked why the closing value of my old mortage was at 84k and at the closing it rose to 87k. Which caused me to bring a check to the closing when I should have been receiving one instead?Someone called from your branch and told us they would get back an answer tomorrow. I found this to be outstanding it wasn't what I expected to hear.Now it has been almost a week and not only has that person that contacted us or anyone from that office called after countless times trying to get in touch. I myself praise DCU up & down the streets. The only reason I remortgaged was to get away from BIG BANKS !!! Now it seems your treating me the same!! NOT SO HAPPY CUSTOMER
Answered by: PUP
Date published: 2013-10-23

Does DCU offer investment property loans?

Asked by: DCU Member
Yes, in fact DCU was one of the few banks I found that provides this service.
Answered by: georgem
Date published: 2013-10-23

Finance Condo

I would like to purchase a condo as my primary residence. Most condos are not included on the Fannie Mae or FHA list online. What requirements does DCU have?
Asked by: Deb
You'll need 30 days of most recent paystubs, your W2's for the past two years, most recent month’s/quarterly statements for any non-DCU bank, retirement, IRA, or investment accounts. Those are the documents needed to get the ball rolling for an initial pre-qualification letter. If that's approved and you're continuing with the application, you'll be submitting information like the home inspection report, copy of earnest money deposit check, documentation if you take money out of any retirement accounts or any money gifts.
Answered by: Sam
Date published: 2018-09-15

refi mortgage

how do i apply for a refi on my home online?
Asked by: bob
I've done two refi's in the last year with DCU. Both were started online, but that's really only the beginning of the process. You fill out as much information as you can on the online application, then a mortgage rep contacts you and you fill him/her in on any details that may not have come across on the app. Then they send you to a web site where you digitally sign all of the initial disclosures. You will also have to scan some documents like pay stubs, 1040's, etc. and send those via email (there's a secure email system you can use). It gets reviewed, sent to the underwriters who check it, then you get a call from the closing attorney to set up a time and place to close (you have to do that part in person). In our case, the paralegal came to our house to do the closing, so it was very convenient. The process was relatively painless, and very fast and convenient.
Answered by: condo-owner515
Date published: 2015-01-10
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How to Apply for a DCU Fixed-Rate Mortgage

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  2. Apply by Phone
    To apply by phone please call 800-328-8797 anytime to speak with a representative.
  3. Visit a DCU Branch