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Buying your first home should be an
exciting experience. 

We can keep it from becoming an overwhelming one.

First Time Buyers

When you are ready to become a first-time home buyer, we are here to help you through the entire process. You want clear instructions, easy steps to follow, and no surprises. We want to educate you about the mortgage process, and guide you through to a quick, hassle-free close.


The Home Loan Process, Simplified

Let us simplify the mortgage process for you. Together, we will explore your home loan options, and the steps you need to be pre-approved. We will educate you on the process and available options for first-time home buyers. When you are ready, we will be sure that you are preapproved so you can be ready to make the strongest offer when you find your perfect home.

APM Specialty Programs to Consider


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Get pre-approved with our Keys on Time program and shop for a home with confidence knowing you have preliminary approved financing. It will help you to beat out other bidders, as a seller knows you have already been pre-approved for financing and can close in 20-days or less. If you don’t close on time, you could receive a closing cost credit of $895.*

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Shop for your home with peace of mind. Lock in your interest rate before you have a purchase contract to be protected against rising interest rates. Certain fees may apply*

 

*Not available in Oregon. The “Keys on Time” program is a limited guarantee that APMC will provide a credit to the borrower of $895 after the close of escrow if, due to some fault on the part of APMC, its originators or other APMC staff, a purchase transaction does not close until a date after the originally stated close of escrow date. The “Keys on Time” limited guarantee does not apply if the purchase transaction fails to close on or before the anticipated close of escrow date due to events/circumstances beyond APMC’s control, including but not limited to, delays caused by: an unacceptable or unexpectedly low appraisal value on the subject property, acts or omissions by the escrow or title company, second lien holder approvals, short sale approval, or loan conditions imposed by the lender that, despite reasonable diligence by APMC, are not met by any party in a timely manner. The “Keys on Time” limited guarantee trigger begins when the initial loan package is received by APMC’s Fulfillment center. The complete loan package must be received in the APMC Fulfillment center a minimum of 20 days prior to the COE date. Exclusions: The limited guarantee does not apply to the HARP program, reverse mortgages, FHA 203k, non-delegated jumbo products or any loans that require prior approval from an investor. The limited guarantee applies to purchase transactions only. All programs are subject to borrower and property qualifications. Rates, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Let us help you find the home loan to reach your financial goals.

American Pacific Mortgage Programs

Your offer backed by the purchasing power of a full loan approval. With our Keys on Time program, your offer will be the most attractive in a competitive market. Keys on Time Guarantee Want peace of mind for rising interest rates? You can lock your rate while you shop for a home, sell your home, or while your home is under construction. Certain fees may apply. Lock and Buy Want peace of mind for rising interest rates? You can lock your rate while you shop for a home, sell your home, or while your home is under construction. Certain fees may apply. Lock and Build Our Bridge Loan programs can help you purchase a new home before your existing home is sold. Bridge Loan Programs If you are looking to buy a home that exceeds conforming loan limits, we have multiple Jumbo loan programs to choose from. Jumbo Programs Our Peak Loan program allows you to buy a home up to $1.5M with only 5% down. Peak If you are looking to finance a home that exceeds conforming loan limits, our High Balance Solutions program may be the ticket you need. High Balance Solutions If you are looking to finance a home that exceeds conforming high balance loan limits, you can split the loan amount between a first and second with our Jumbo Solutions program. Jumbo Solutions With our Expanded Access program, we have opened the doors to borrowers who need access to financing but don’t "fit" the standard agency or jumbo program guidelines. Expanded Access Investor Advantage gives you the most purchasing power in the market today for investment properties. Investor Advantage A mortgage program that lets qualified borrowers factor in their assets as sources of qualifying income. Asset Inclusion If you can dream it, you can make it a reality. Finance the purchase of your fixer upper with the cost of repairs included in your mortgage. Dream Home Renovation Home Ready is a conventional 3% down mortgage loan with even more flexible income qualification guidelines. Home Ready by Fannie Mae Purchase a home with low down payment and flexible sources of funds. Home Possible A mortgage program dedicated to saving our selfless teachers and first responders a little money on their home loans. STaR Loan Program Financing provided for the purchase and refinancing of manufactured homes. Manufatured Housing

The Loan Process

1.

Get
Pre-Approved


This is the time to get in the know. A pre-approval will give you an advantage when you find your perfect home. We can tell you what you need to get pre-approved, so you know the exact loan amount you qualify for, what your monthly payment will look like, and how much taxes and insurance will be. With a pre-approval, the loan process will be smoother and your offer will be stronger.

2.

Select Your
Loan Program


Fixed rate? Adjustable? FHA? There are multiple loan options that may fit your unique needs, and we can help you choose. Are you looking for the for the consistent rates and payments that a fixed rate loan can provide? Do you want the short-term benefits of lower rates that an adjustable rate loan can bring? Our extensive portfolio of loan options means you have more options available to get just what you need.

3.

Loan
Application


Your application will provide a complete picture to loan investors of your assets, debts and what you are buying. You will need to provide documentation, including a photo I.D., pay stubs, proof of income, tax returns, employment history, and information on all debts, assets, and sources for down payments. Don't worry, we will let you know exactly what is needed for the loan application so you can be fully prepared.

4.

Processing and
Underwriting


Your loan has specific investor guidelines that must be met, and an underwriter will review your documents to be sure that you meet them. While an underwriter reviews your file, an appraisal will be ordered on the home. Additional information may be requested, so don’t panic if you have to turn in more documents. That’s just the underwriter working hard to get your final approval.

5.

Loan
Approval


Before your loan is approved, you will receive pre-approval and a list of closing conditions that need to be met. These conditions can include verification that your employer is current and proof that homeowner’s insurance has been obtained. Once closing conditions have been satisfied, the underwriter issues a clear to close. Congratulations, your loan has been approved!

6.

Close
the Loan


With an approved loan, you are on the home-stretch towards closing. The lender will send closing documents to a title company that draws up paperwork and arranges for signing of documents. Once the documents have been signed and funding conditions have been met, the title is recorded and the process is complete. You are a proud owner of your new home, and the keys are yours!

*Tips for Success

  • It is extremely important that you don’t make any major life changes immediately before or during the loan process.
  • Don’t quit your job, change jobs, or become self employed.
  • Don’t make any large purchases like a vehicle or furniture.
  • Don’t co-sign on any loans for someone else.
  • Don’t spend money that you have set assigned for down payment or closing costs.
  • Don’t make any changes to your credit like opening new cards, spending on cards, or even closing accounts without guidance from a professional.
  • Don’t panic! The loan process can seem daunting, particularly if it is your first time. We will help you understand what is needed and to get you to the finish line.

What Can I Afford?

It doesn’t get easier than this.

Check out our user friendly Home Affordability Calculator to assess your debt-to-income ratio, down payment, loan amount, and mortgage payment all at once. It’s almost like your own personal loan expert at the click of the keyboard.

Use our Mortgage Payment Calculator to quickly and easily see current mortgage rates and determine your monthly payment.