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With low fees, competitive rates & loans to choose from, our home loan experts can help you sell, find, and finance the home that is right for your family.
Jumbo and Second Home Loans
Jumbo and Home Loans
When looking at higher-priced homes, you may need a different type of home loan. TwinStar offers a jumbo home loan when you find a home that requires a larger amount than normal loan limits. With a .25% reduction on our current interest rates*, TwinStar can help you save on costs in a competitive housing market.
Second Home Loans
If you are in the market for a second home, a second home loan is available from TwinStar. With no product-specific LLPA fees on second home loans† and a .25% reduction on our current interest rates*, a preapproval from TwinStar can help you save money on your vacation getaway.
*All loans subject to credit approval. Rates, terms and conditions are subject to change and may vary based on creditworthiness, qualifications and collateral conditions. Mortgaged property must be located in Washington or Oregon State. Certain restrictions may apply. Contact a mortgage loan officer for more details. The .25% interest rate discount applies to Adjustable Rate Mortgages and Fixed Rate Mortgages for Second Home Loans, High Balance Home Loans, and Jumbo Home Loans. For an Adjustable Rate mortgage, the .25% discount will only apply to the initial Note Rate and will not be applied with any adjustment period. The 0.25% mortgage rate discount ends on 09/30/2022. To qualify for the 0.25% rate discount, borrowers must apply between 04/25/2022 to 09/30/2022. Multiple rate discounts are not permitted. High balance home loans - applies to loan amounts $647,201 up to $891,250 for properties located in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in Washington State; single family, primary residences only. Jumbo Home Loans for TwinStar Credit Union – applies to home loan amounts $647,201 up to $1.2MM for all counties except King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in Washington State; single family, primary residences only. For King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in Washington State, the Jumbo Home Loan range is $891,251 to 1.2MM. Second Home Loans - must be occupied by the borrower for some portion of the year; must not be a rental property or a timeshare arrangement.
† LLPAs are considered Loan Level Pricing Adjustments and are typically a fee increase normally charged by buyers of loans. This added charge can range from 1.125% to 3.875% for loans that are secured by Second Homes or loans that exceed a certain loan amount when the property is located in a high-cost counties, as determined by FHFA (also known as High Balance Loans). The high-cost counties for Washington State are King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, and the range of loan amounts which are considered High Balance are $647,201 up to $891,250. This fee is typically transferred to the member in added closing costs and/or increased interest rates. Typically there is an LLPA fee simply because a property is a Second Home or simply because a loan amount is a High Balance. TwinStar will not charge those product-specific LLPA fees. Waiver applies to the standard product-specific LLPA fees for Second Homes and High Balance Loans.
Twinstar Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender.
Twin 100 mortgage loan - own a home with zero down payment
Finance 100% of your mortgage with no down payment - a great way for first-time home buyers to enter the market! Unlike other 0% down loans, Twin 100 does not require you to purchase your home in targeted markets, nor are you required to attend home buyer education classes.
Twin 97 mortgage loan - own a home with a low 3% down payment
Borrow with just a low 3% down payment with no restrictions on gifted down payment funds or income! TwinStar created a special home loan program to help ease the burden, with lower down payments and fewer restrictions on new borrowers.
Conventional mortgage loans with low fees & competitive rates
Conventional loans are often the best option for borrowers with strong credit and a down payment of at least 3% or more. A variety of fixed-rate loans are available with flexible terms, low fees & competitive rates. Enjoy the security of predictable mortgage payments with low rates.
Government-backed mortgage loans programs available - VA, FHA, and USDA.
Your situation may be unique and we have a variety of government-backed home loans available – VA, FHA, and USDA. This makes it easier for homebuyers to qualify for a home loan and lower the barrier to home ownership.
Save big on your next home with TwinStar HomeAdvantage.
From start to finish, we can help you sell, search, and finance a new home. TwinStar's HomeAdvantage program can help you to sell your current home, help you to find and finance your next home, and earn cash rewards, too!
Refinance your mortgage and save.
Refinancing your home at a lower rate can help you reduce your monthly payment, lock in a fixed rate, or pay your home off sooner.
Not quite ready to build? We can finance the land for you giving you time to work on equity, find a builder, and make future plans. Land purchases require a 25% down payment and have flexible terms.
Your path to homeownership all under one roof.
Are you thinking about buying a new home? Have you been thinking about selling your home? Are you a first time home-buyer? Our team of home loan experts are knowledgeable with the specific needs and issues affecting borrowers in the Pacific Northwest. Get the financing you need for the home you want. We're with you every step of the way.
Whether it's your first home or your fifth home, buying a house is a big step for you and for your family. Our children might go to the same schools. We might shop at the same grocery store. We're your neighbors and we're eager to help.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started!
When applying for a loan, please have the following documents ready for a speedy process:
- Pay stubs-most recent to cover the last 30 days
- W-2 forms-most recent two years
- Tax returns (self-employed or paid commission – two years federal tax returns (personal/corporate/partnership)
- Bank statements-most recent two months
- Retirement account statements – most recent quarter
- Current debts-account #, balance, monthly payment
If you found a home:
- Property tax information
- Homeowners insurance-company, agent name, phone #
- Purchase and sales agreement
- Landlord’s name and address for the past two years