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    We Make it Easier

    Loan Options with Easier Approval Conditions

  • Down Payment Assistance
    Down Payment Assistance

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  • Work with Local Experts
    Work with Local Experts

    Our Mortgage Specialists are there every step of the way

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Buying your first home is a significant life achievement. The Mortgage Specialists at Adventure Credit Union want to help you achieve your goals!  Whether you are in Grand RapidsLansing, or another part of Michigan, we will work to meet your unique needs with one of the First Time Home Buyer programs listed below or one of our other mortgage options.

Adventure Credit Union is a local lender.  When you choose Adventure for your mortgage, you'll work with real local people through our streamlined mortgage process.

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FHA (Federal Housing Authority) loans are designed to help first time buyers even if they have a lower credit score or lower level of income.

  • Interest rates are fixed
  • Available in 15 and 30-year terms
  • Minimum 3.5% down payment required
    • Gift funds are allowed
  • Minimum credit score is 620
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Home Possible is a mortgage program designed to reduce the barriers that first time home buyers often face.  Home Possible is ideal for buyers with limited income and low down payment funds.

Benefits of Home Possible:
  • Relaxed requirements for approval
  • Interest rates can be lower than a traditional mortgage
  • Low down payment requirements
  • Low private mortgage insurance (PMI) costs
Program Restrictions / Requirements:
  • Borrower income must be 80% or less of the area's median income
  • Location restrictions apply
  • Minimum credit score of 660
  • Homeowner education required
To see if you qualify for Home Possible, please contact us today!

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Rural Development loans are designed to help home buyers purchase in eligible towns and rural areas.  Contact us to see if the areas you're interested in are eligible for this program.
  • Fixed interest rates; generally lower than conventional mortgages
  • 30-year term
  • No down payment required
  • Minimum credit score is 620
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Did you know that the State of Michigan offers down payment assistance for new home buyers?  They do, and this program is only available through an experienced participating lender like Adventure Credit Union.

Depending the location of your desired home, you may be eligible for $7,500 or even $10,000 in down payment assistance. If approved, these funds will be disbursed through a “down payment assistance loan” (DPA loan) which is a 0% interest non-amortizing second mortgage loan.  As long as you own the home, you will not be required to make any monthly payments on your DPA loan.  However, the balance of your DPA loan will come due if you sell the house or transfer ownership of the property.

The down payment assistance program is subject to requirements and restrictions. To see if you qualify, please contact us!

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Rely on our mortgage specialists to help you secure a mortgage that is right for you.