Mortgage Purchase

At F&M Mortgage you’ll find a variety of competitive mortgage loans and helpful services to suit your needs.
Your F&M Mortgage lender will help you determine the right type of loan by explaining payment options and terms. Interest rates change every day and we can help you lock in a great mortgage rate today.

Purchasing Tips

Home Buying Tips

An important step in purchasing a home is determining what you can afford to spend on the monthly mortgage payment. After evaluating your financial situation, you may be pre-qualified with an estimate of a purchase amount. Then you’ll be ready to shop for the homes that are in your price range saving you time, effort and money. Let F&M pre-qualify your application so that you can shop with confidence when making an offer on a new home.

Once you have found a home your mortgage lender may request additional financial, employment and personal information. Providing complete, accurate information will result in a faster process, approval, and closing of your loan.

Before closing day, your closing agent will give estimates of your closing costs so you can plan your expenses. This loan estimate will help you and the lender decide if the expenses to buy a home can be covered by your income. Closing costs vary depending on financing, but they generally include items such as down payment, appraisal fees, prorated property taxes, insurance, attorney’s fees, and lender’s fees and expenses. Before the closing date, title companies will make sure the title is clear and you will also need to review a closing disclosure.

The final stage in the loan process is the Loan Closing. It’s the date on which the title for the property passes from the seller to the buyer… and the day you take legal ownership of your new home!

Types of Loans | FIXED VS. ARM

The fixed rate mortgage is the most common type of mortgage product. In addition to being simple, a fixed loan provides the peace of mind of a set monthly payment (principal and interest) that do not change over the term of the loan. The loan balance is reduced monthly over the set term of the loan, and there is no prepayment penalty for making additional payments to the principal. This is ideal for someone who wants the peace of mind of a set payment, regardless of fluctuations in the financial markets. Repayment periods are generally 30 years, but they are shorter-term options as well.
Adjustable rate mortgage allows the borrower to take advantage of short term rates, generally resulting in lower initial monthly payments than fixed-rate mortgages. The interest rate resets at the end of the rate term, usually resulting in a lower amount of principle to re-price, or refinance. This is ideal for someone who is interested in qualifying for a larger loan, lower payments, and the ability to save money in the short-term. Borrowers who are comfortable taking on risks or who feel their income will increase to cover possible payment increases often make this choice.