Mortgage Loans

All mortgages loans are not the same, and it’s important to understand the differences. There are many options when it comes to buying a home. Let us help you find the best solution for your needs.

Purchasing a home? Refinancing your home? Before you start searching the Web and local real estate guides, talk to us about which mortgage option is right for you. DCECU offers mortgages with available loan amounts up to $1,000,000 for primary and secondary homes.1 In addition to affordable rates and easy terms, many of our mortgage loans qualify for the potential year-end Member Giveback and Loan Interest Rebate.

With predictable monthly payments throughout the entire loan term, DCECU’s Fixed Rate First Mortgage is a great option for many members.

Not planning to stay in a home for a long period of time? Consider a Balloon First Mortgage or an Adjustable-Rate First Mortgage (ARM). Both mortgages allow you to make a lower monthly payment and build equity in your home faster than a higher fixed rate mortgage.

With a Balloon First Mortgage, your payment and interest rate would remain the same during the balloon term and the remaining balance would need to be refinanced or paid off at the end of the term. You may even be eligible to roll the remaining balance into an available balloon mortgage through DCECU at balloon maturity with no closing costs.

Our Adjustable-Rate First Mortgages have a mix of a fixed-rate period and an adjustable-rate period. The interest rate is fixed for the first 5 or 7 years and then may adjust yearly based on the index plus margin applicable at the yearly review.

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Non-Rebate Eligible Fixed Rate First Mortgage

Effective January 25, 2016
Term Rate as low as2 APR3
10 years 3.000% 3.107%
15 years 3.125% 3.199%
20 years 3.500% 3.558%
25 years 3.750% 3.799%
30 years 3.875% 3.917%
  • Maximum Percentage Financed: 95%4
  • Maximum Loan Amount: $417,000
  • Loan example: Borrow $100,000 at 3.875% with 360 monthly principal and interest payments of approximately $470.24.

Rebate Eligible Fixed Rate First Mortgage5

Effective January 25, 2016
Term Rate APR3
10 years 3.875% 3.984%
15 years 4.000% 4.076%
20 years 4.375% 4.435%
25 years 4.625% 4.676%
30 years 4.750% 4.794%
  • Maximum Percentage Financed: 95%4
  • Maximum Loan Amount: $1,000,000

Balloon First Mortgage5

Effective January 25, 2016
Term Rate APR6
5 years 3.500% 3.541%
7 years 3.750% 3.792%
  • Maximum Percentage Financed: 95%4
  • Maximum Loan Amount: $1,000,000 amortized up to 30 years
  • Loan example: Borrow $100,000 at 3.500% for a 5 year term with a 30 year amortization; make 59 monthly principal and interest payments of approximately $449.04 and one final payment of approximately $90,146.

Adjustable-Rate First Mortgage (ARM)

Effective December 21, 2015
Term Rate7 APR8
5/19 3.375% 3.416%
7/110 3.625% 3.667%
  • Maximum Percentage Financed: 95%4
  • Maximum Loan Amount: $1,000,000 amortized to 30 years
  • Margin: 5/1 ARM 2.750%; 7/1 ARM 3.000%
  • Rate is variable and can increase by no more than 2 percentage points every year after the initial fixed-rate period and has a lifetime maximum increase adjustment of 5 percentage points.
  • Index based on the Wall Street Journal® 1-year LIBOR in effect on the 25th of the month preceding the end of the calendar quarter, rounded to the nearest 0.125%
  • Loan example for 5/1 ARM amortized over 30 years with maximum periodic rate increases: Borrow $100,000 at an initial rate of 3.375% with principal and interest payments of $442.10 per month for the first 5 years; $542.97 per month at a rate of 5.375% for year 6; $650.78 per month at a rate of 7.375% for year 7; and $706.42 per month at a rate of 8.375% for years 8-30. To help you plan, the example given for the ARM loan is for demonstration purposes and used the maximum rate increases allowed by the plan.
  1. Limited to developed, non-agricultural, non-income producing homes located within Michigan. Other loan limitations may apply. ↩︎

  2. Interest rates are based on member's credit score. ↩︎

  3. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR based on a no point $100,000 loan with 80% loan-to-value. ↩︎ ↩︎2

  4. Purchase of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) required for financing above 80%. Some limitations may apply. ↩︎ ↩︎2 ↩︎3 ↩︎4

  5. Properties located in Special Flood Hazard Area not eligible for this loan type. ↩︎ ↩︎2

  6. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR based on a no point $100,000 loan with 80% loan-to-value and a 30 year amortization. ↩︎

  7. Initial interest rate is not based on the index plus margin used to make later rate adjustments. Ask us for the current amount our adjustable-rate mortgages are discounted. ↩︎

  8. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR based on a no point $100,000 loan with 80% loan-to-value and a 30 year amortization. After initial fixed-rate period, rate may adjust yearly. APR may increase after the original rate period. ↩︎

  9. Rate has a fixed-rate period of five years and then may adjust yearly based on index plus margin. ↩︎

  10. Rate has a fixed-rate period of seven years and then may adjust yearly based on index plus margin. ↩︎