Buying a Home

Whether you’re purchasing your first home or your last, we have the loan that’s right for you.

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Step 1

Define your goals

You’ve found the perfect home, now it’s time to look for the perfect mortgage for your situation. When looking at your options, it’s important to define exactly what you’re looking to get out of a mortgage. Is it a particular rate, terms, or monthly payment? If you need help setting goals like these, we can help. This also helps with the pre-qualification process.

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Find the loan that’s right for you

You’ll speak with one of our loan officers so we can get the whole picture of you. After that, we’ll present you with a Loan Estimate so you can better understand the closing costs and any fees such as insurance and recording. This way you’ll be able to make sure you get the loan that fits your needs.

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Submit your documents

You’ll need to submit supporting documents with your application. Pay stubs, W-2s and bank statements, and other pertinent information help us understand your current income, debts, and assets. 

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Processing & underwriting

This is where we cross our Ts and dot our Is. We’ll send an appraiser to ensure the value of the home checks out relative to the purchasing price. After that, a title company will research the property’s history, looking for any impediments.

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Closing your loan

When it’s time to close, read the documents in front of you carefully. Once you’ve signed, the keys are yours! And remember – our doors don’t close when you close.

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First Time Home Buyers

Your First Home

Not sure where to start? We have the resources to make your first home buying experience a positive one.

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Second Time Home Buyers

Your Next Home

Experienced in buying a home but not sure how it can affect your finances? We can help.

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Our Most Popular Mortgages

Conventional Mortgage
15- and 30-year

Conventional Fixed Loans

Market rates may rise and fall, but with a conventional fixed rate mortgage your interest rate stays put. These are generally the best option for people who plan to stay in a home for many years.

FHA Loans
Federal Housing Administration

FHA Loans

Insured by the Federal Housing Administration, FHA loans are popular amongst borrowers because they can allow you to buy a home with a relatively smaller downpayment and flexible options for approval.

ARM Loans
Adjustable Rate Mortgage

ARM Loans

Interest rates that are generally lower during the initial fixed period, but then change at pre-determined intervals over the life of the loan. These are available in conventional and government (FHA, VA, etc.)

VA Loans
Veterans Affairs

VA Loans

This zero-down loan is offered to qualifying veterans, active military, and military families. VA loans are guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs and allow borrowers flexibility when buying a home.

Rural Housing
USDA

Rural Housing

Backed by the USDA, these loans are designed to help those with low to moderate incomes buy, repair, and renovate a home in certain rural and suburban communities.

Hear from Our Team

I think the best way to describe Franklin American would be the way it was described to me when I was going through interviews. From the executive level down, we all come in, hang our ego hats at the door, roll our sleeves up, and try and make our industry and company better one day at a time.

Geoff W.
Manager Products Pricing & Support
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator