Why You Should Consider a Credit Union for Your Home Loan
Buying a new home is often one of life’s most exciting experiences. Yet, given the size of the investment and the complexity of the process, it may also be somewhat stressful. It’s not enough to find the home of your dreams; you also need to make sure you get the best deal possible on your home loan. In many cases, this means reaching out to your local credit union.
According to realtor.com, more homes will be on the market this year. However, mortgage rates are expected to rise, which should give prospective buyers some urgency to start their search sooner rather than later. Let’s take a closer look at why financing through a credit union is often the best choice for new home buyers.
Competitive rates and lower fees are two of the primary reasons to opt for a credit union rather than a bank. While banks and credit unions offer many of the same products and services (and are both federally insured), credit unions typically have lower fees and will pay you higher interest on your deposits. This is because credit unions are not-for-profit organizations. Unlike banks, they don’t have to maximize profits for shareholders.
In addition to lower fees and costs, you’ll often receive a more personal level of service at your credit union. The largest corporate banks have hundreds of thousands of customers and can’t replicate the responsiveness or personal touch of a credit union. Additionally, if you have a bank home loan, the company servicing your mortgage may change repeatedly, which is something that’s less likely to happen with a credit union
A credit union might be your best option
If you’re in the market for a home loan this year, a credit union might be your best option. Credit unions offer lower fees, competitive rates and personalized service that most banks can’t match. Contact County Federal to get started on your home loan today.