If you’re looking for a new home, you know the real estate market is hot! When you work with our expert local mortgage lenders in Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake, and Potsdam, we will work directly with you to get you into the home of your dreams no matter what stage of the home buying process you are in.
Navigating the local mortgage market can be overwhelming and confusing. When you work with us, our knowledgeable mortgage lenders will help you every step of the way. When you come to us before you start shopping, we’ll let you know how big a mortgage you can afford. And with a pre-qualification letter in hand, sellers know that you’ll likely be able to secure financing (many agents require one). If you are a first-time homebuyer, we will help you understand your credit score and financing options to ensure you are ready when the time comes to put in your first offer. Have experience in the housing market? By having a pre-qualification letter in hand, you will be ready to scoop up the house of your dreams quickly.
What Should I Expect When Applying for a Mortgage?
Applying for a mortgage is a big step in anyone’s life. Our experienced loan officers will personally guide you through the application making sure you understand the mortgage lending process along the way. Like all our financial services, we take the time to personally review your unique financial situation. This allows us to personalize the best mortgage option for your specific needs. After all, we care deeply for our local community and consider it an honor to help our members join the neighborhood, move to a bigger house, or purchase a second home.
Even better, when you partner with us, your money stays within your local community. We don’t sell our mortgages to large financial companies or the secondary market, which means that the underwriting process is easier and it’s less of a hassle to get you into your new home. We can also issue mortgages, in some cases, without requiring an appraisal.*
Do you Offer Escrow Accounts?
Yes! We know that calculating annual taxes and homeowners insurance costs can be a confusing part of buying a home. We will work with you to determine how much you need to put in your escrow account for taxes per month, taking out the guesswork. Even better, your escrow account has the ability to earn interest.
*Mortgage or homeowners insurance is required