From first-time homebuyers to home buying pros, First Eagle mortgages offer competitive rates designed to make life better.
We view mortgages as part of our long-term commitment to our members. From start to finish, we’re there every step of the way and will service your mortgage for the life of the loan.
- Competitive rates for affordable payments
- Fast pre-approval so you can shop with confidence
- Dozens of different loan types* to suit you: Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo, Low Down Payment, First Time Buyer and Cash-out Refinance, as well as Fixed and Adjustable
- Loan terms up to 30 years
Our mortgage experts are ready to fit you with the right loan for your needs.
Do’s and Don’ts for the Home Loan Process
In the few months before your home loan application:
- Do stay current on your existing accounts
- Do continue to use your credit normally
- Do call us before making any changes to your credit
- Do remember we’re here to help you!
- Don’t apply for new credit
- Don’t max out credit cards or consolidate debt
- Don’t close credit cards
- Don’t pay off collections or charge-offs (we can do it through escrow at closing)
*Additional restrictions may apply
How long will it take to pay off my loan?
What is the impact of making extra payments on my debt?
Calculate how much you could save in interest by paying off your loan faster.
How much house can I afford?
Let’s take a look at your overall financial picture to find out!
Should I refinance my mortgage?
How much will my total mortgage costs be each month?
What difference does loan term make?
Should I rent or buy?
Can you help me compare loans?
Let’s put all your loan options into focus.
What difference does loan term make?
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Title Insurance work?
Having a licensed title company perform a title search on the property can uncover any possible problems with the legal ownership of the property. Possible problems include disputes by outside parties about the ownership of the property, the size of the property, and so on. Title searches are usually set up by the borrower’s real estate agent or lawyer. If the title company does not find any problems in the search, the title company will issue title insurance to guarantee the property is as it is stated in recorded deeds, surveys and other documents. You may pay a title insurance premium when you buy the house.
What is a homeowner's warranty?
What fees can I anticipate?
Title and escrow closing, Attorney, Pre-paid escrow setup, Warranty, and Home Owners Association (HOA).
Can you explain the appraisal and inspection process?
What advantage do I have for locking in my interest rate?
What steps do I need to take after submitting my application?
What happens during my application review?
How should I prepare for closing?
How does closing work?
How is my application evaluated?
What is “intent to proceed” and why does it matter?
What if something needs to be changed during my application?
What can I do to help the loan close on time?
The best way to help your loan close on time is to stay in touch with your loan officer. If possible, choose electronic delivery of all loan documents.
As soon as you are comfortable with your choice of loan, you need to let your loan officer know and provide any documents needed to complete the loan as soon as possible. Make sure you and your real estate agent tell your lender about any changes to the transaction that may impact the loan or the closing. Ensure you sign all contract addendums and return them as quickly as possible.
Use the equity in your home to provide the cash you need for today
HOME EQUITY LOANS
Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC)
A variable-rate HELOC gives you a source of funds to draw from as needed, like a revolving charge account, so it’s up to you how much you withdraw at a time. You only pay back what you use, plus interest, and every time you make a payment, you automatically replenish the funds available to you.
A First Eagle HELOC offers:
- Rates as low as 4.00% APR*
- No closing costs when $20,000 or more is taken at settlement
- Freedom to borrow up to $150,000 or up to 80% of your available equity, for qualified borrowers¹
- Easy access to your funds
- Tax advantages*
Home Equity Loans
Do you need money for a one-time expense? A fixed-rate Home Equity Loan is a smart way to finance a specific purchase. With a home equity loan, you receive all the money, up front, and make set monthly payments. And since the rate is fixed, you can be confident in knowing that your repayment terms will remain the same for the life of the loan.
A First Eagle Home Equity Loan offers:
- Rates as low as 4.39% APR*
- Personalized terms: 5-, 7-, 10- and 15-year options
- No closings costs when $20,000 or more is taken at settlement; requires a $75.00 processing fee
- Finance up to 85% of your available equity, for qualified borrowers*
- Borrow between $5,000 and $150,000 – receive 1 lump sum
- Tax advantages*
I have always had a great experience with First Eagle Federal Credit in Houston I’ve been a member since the 1980’s and wouldn’t think about banking anywhere else. There is nothing they wouldn’t do for their members. I’ve had so many good experiences with them that it’s so hard to pick one scenario. They’ve helped me with my HELOC, boat, and several car loans, and it’s always gone smoothly without problems. They are what banking should be like, friendly and wanting to help.
– Lucy C.
Everyone that works there is so helpful to me and was all was there for me if I need a loan they went out of there way to make sure I got it.
– Beverly B.
First Eagle has been AMAZING! I am on the road of credit rebuilding and home ownership and First Eagle has made that road a little easier for myself and family. This credit union is more like a family. Keep up the great customer service and building wonderful relationships with your customers!
– Sheri A.
It is always a pleasure dealing with a company that puts customers first. I do all of my banking transactions via mail, email and phone.
– Sandra L.
*APR=Annual Percentage Rate. This is a variable rate loan, based on Prime Rate, and the APR may change monthly. Prime Rate effective 7/1/20 is 3.25% as published in the Wall Street Journal. The rate floor for all Home Equity Lines of Credit is 4.00% APR, the maximum rate that can apply is 18.00% APR. Minimum loan amount is $5,000. ¹For qualified borrowers, borrow up to 80% of your home’s value, minus any existing liens. ±Consult your tax advisor.
*APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Minimum loan amount is $5,000. *For qualified borrowers, borrow up to 85% of your home’s value, minus any existing liens; finance up to 80% in Texas only. ±Consult your tax advisor
MEMBER’S CHOICE DEBT PROTECTION
Whether you’re taking out a loan to make home improvements or buy a vehicle, it can be a financial gamble because things happen…life happens.
Member’s Choice Debt Protection is a voluntary loan-payment protection product that helps you get relief from the financial burden of delinquency, default or foreclosure if a protected life event unexpectedly happens to you. And, simple eligibility requirements make the enrollment process easy!
If a protected life event happens and you’re a protected borrower or co-borrower on the loan, Member’s Choice Debt Protection will cancel or waive your loan payment(s), up to the contract maximums. Debt Protection helps to lessen your worries about paying your loan during a time when income may be reduced or lost. Protected events include: loss of life, disability and involuntary unemployment.
Call us at 888-231-2022 and ask about protecting your loans.
Your purchase of First Eagle Member’s Choice Debt Protection is optional and will not affect your application for credit or the terms of any credit agreement required to obtain a loan. Certain eligibility requirements, conditions and exclusions may apply. Please contact your loan representative, or refer to the Member Agreement for a full explanation of the terms of First Eagle Member’s Choice Debt Protection. You may cancel the protection at any time. If you cancel protection within 30 days you will receive a full refund of any fee paid.