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Let us help you get settled into your new home! Finding the right home starts with the perfect home loan. At Arkansas Federal, we offer home loan options to meet the needs of every prospective homeowner. Whether you're a first-time buyer*, upgrading, downsizing or refinancing - we're ready to help you do it.

*Some restrictions apply. Rates subject to credit approval.  First-time home buyers defined as not owning a home in the previous three years.

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15/15 Mortgage

Lock in Today’s Rate. Save tomorrow.

The 15/15 adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a great options for taking advantage of today’s low rates to get you in the home you want.  It works like a typical 30-year mortgage that resets once at the 15-year mark, so you can save now and plan for later.

  • Adjusts only once during the life of the loan
  • Lower initial monthly payments
  • Predictable payments
  • Low to no down payment
  • 60-day rate locks available

And Arkansas Federal services this loan in-house for the duration of the loan, giving you peace of mind that you will always receive the same friendly service you have come to expect from us.

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NOTE: A 1% origination fee applies to this loan. *The application of additional loan level pricing adjustments will be determined by various loan attributes to include but not limited to the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, credit score, transaction type, property type, product type, occupancy, and subordinate financing. Available on purchases and refinances. The initial rate is fixed for 15 years (180 months). When the rate adjusts, your new rate will be the then current index (weekly average yield on US Treasury securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years) plus a margin. The new rate cannot exceed five percent (5.000%) above the initial rate. A minimum loan amount of $40,000 is required for this program. 80% LTV and above are subject to private mortgage insurance (PMI). The maximum LTV and CLTV for condominiums is 80%. Loans with a loan-to-value (LTV) exceeding 97% have additional loan program requirements. The applicant is responsible for the following fees and costs at the time of closing. Origination fee, appraisal fee, tax service fee, title fees, transfer tax fees, credit report fee, flood cert fee, recording fee, survey if required and work verification fee, escrow reserves and interest due until first payment, other cost may be included due to program specific circumstances. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional reserve requirements may apply. All above disclosures apply to non-Veteran’s Administration (VA) loans. VA loans have different guidelines and eligibility requirements. All rates and offers are in effect as of April 2017 and offered for a limited time and subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Contact Arkansas Federal for any applicable additional restrictions and details about your loan. To receive any advertised product, you must become a member of Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

Mortgage Options

Fixed-Rate Mortgage Types These are the simplest types of loan. You can choose from 15-year, 20-year or 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. The equal monthly payments of principal and interest over a specified period of time will completely pay off an amortized loan. Interest on amortized loans is paid in arrears. Borrowers can shorten the loan periods by paying more principal with each payment.

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage This type of mortgage has an introductory interest rate that lasts a set period of time and is able to adjust at a pre-determined number of years to reflect market conditions. The initial interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are normally lower than fixed-rate mortgages, which would give you a lower monthly payment.

FHA Loans FHA mortgages are insured by the government through mortgage insurance that is funded into the loan. First-time homebuyers are ideal candidates for this loan type because of the lower down payment requirements.

VA Loans This is a government loan available to veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Services. The main benefit to this loan type is that it does not require a down payment. The loan is guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, but funded by the lender.

Rural Development Loans This is a private loan backed by the US Dept. of Agriculture, and targets home loans for rural communities.  It allows buyers to purchase a home without having to pay a down payment with the option of financing in closing costs.

Jumbo loans These are for mortgage loans greater than $424,100. We offer a variety of jumbo loans to meet your needs.

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Refinancing a Home?

Refinancing your home is a great option if you can lower your interest rate or if the value of your home has increased. Refinancing can be a helpful tool for home improvement, debt consolidation, or simply lowering your monthly payment. Reasons to refinance:

  • Lower interest rate and payment
  • Switch from an adjustable rate loan to a fixed rate loan
  • Change from one adjustable rate loan to another to lower your monthly payment
  • Reduce your interest rate and your monthly payment
  • Build equity faster by shortening the term of your loan

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Our Mortgage Team

Myrna Quintana
mquintana@afcu.org

501-533-2038
NMLS #786700
Northwest Arkansas

Myrna strives to provide superior service to all members because she knows buying a home is one of the most important purchases of their lives. With over five years of mortgage experience, Myrna prides herself in being able to help members have the best home buying experience possible. Myrna has worked for credit unions for over 10 years and continues to do so as she enjoys making a difference in the lives of members. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, watching soccer, crafting, and listening to music.

Debbie Wilmarth
dwilmarth@afcu.org

501-533-2031
NMLS #681688
North Little Rock, Sherwood & Maumelle

With over 20 years in the mortgage industry, Debbie knows all the ins and outs of home buying. She is experienced in VA, FHA, and conventional loans. And, in 2012, she was recognized for being the top mortgage producer at Arkansas Federal. Debbie is involved with local area chambers and the North Pulaski Board of Realtors. Outside of work she enjoys camping at the lake with family and friends.

Evelyn Witham
ewitham@afcu.org

501-533-2035
NMLS #509490
Jacksonville, Lonoke & surrounding areas

Evelyn has over 25 years of banking experience plus a unique, well-rounded scope of a member's overall financial life. She is able to identify financial needs and recommend appropriate mortgage options. She is a member of Business Network International, several chambers in the central Arkansas area, North Pulaski Board of Realtors, and Realtors Association for both Jacksonville and Cabot. Outside of work she enjoys photography, hiking, boating, and spending time with family.

Tery Young
tyoung@afcu.org
501-533-2226
NMLS #1394725
West Little Rock, Little Rock & Bryant

Embracing the standards of integrity, professionalism and dedication, Tery is committed to guiding you through the home buying and refinancing process from start to finish. Tery enjoys giving back and volunteering for the CARTI Foundation. Outside of work, you will find Tery spending time with her family, cooking, camping, traveling and enjoying life to the fullest.

Jan Anders
janders@afcu.org
501-533-2307
NMLS #424391
Cabot, Searcy, Beebe & surrounding areas

Jan has over 25 years’ experience. With her knowledge and her standard of excellence, she can assist you with all your mortgage needs. Jan is an active member of Cabot Kiwanis were she serves on the board and is the chair for the “Young Children’s Priority One” committee. She serves as an Affiliate Director for Jacksonville Cabot Real Estate Counsel in support of local real estate agents. On her off time, she loves to spend time with her family, is an avid equestrian and can be found riding the trails with her friends. She also raises laying hens and loves boating at the lake.

Katherine Ham
kham2@afcu.org
501-533-2034
NMLS #1468227
Conway, Greenbrier, Vilonia & surrounding areas

Katherine comes to Arkansas Federal with a background in real estate. Listing, selling and property management, as well as a relocation expertise are just a few of the reasons why she made the natural progression to the mortgage industry. Katherine works hard to ensure that when buy or refinance your home, it is an enjoyable experience. Katherine is a member of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, Faulkner County Board of Realtors and Faulkner County Builders Association. Outside of the office, Katherine enjoys working with and volunteering for our local Veterans and Active Duty Service members to put an end to homelessness, as well as with CARTI, Habitat for Humanity and her church.

Cindy Beckowitz
cbeckowitz@afcu.org
501-533-2369
NMLS #1025256
Hot Springs, Benton, Arkadelphia & surrounding areas

With many awards for service excellence, Cindy focuses on making the process of purchasing and refinancing as simple as possible. She has a passion for helping first-time homebuyers and invests time and effort into all of her borrowers, allowing them to gain confidence and trust in the mortgage process. She personally shows each borrower their available loan options so they can make knowledgeable, informed decisions. Cindy loves living in Hot Springs and embracing all that Arkansas has to offer. Above all, she values her relationships, family, church, friends, and all the wonderful connections she’s made through her work.

Not a member? No problem. All Arkansans are eligible to join AFCU and start taking advantage of our friendly, local staff, low rates, and neighborhood service centers.

 

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