As an experienced and trusted lender, Westside Mortgage has the expertise in helping customers find the right mortgage products. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, or an existing home owner on the move, we can help. Even if you want to buy an investment property or dream vacation home, we offer a variety of mortgage options and competitive mortgage rates tailored to fit your needs. We are here to help make buying your home a smooth and memorable process. To help you get started, you’ll find quick access to resources and calculators that will help you make an informed home-buying decision.
Types of mortgages
Fixed-rate mortgages offer the stability of regular monthly payments over a given length of time, or term. Many people feel these are ideal because they make it easy to budget family finances and there is no rate risk.
Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) programs offer you the flexibility of an initial interest rate and payment lower than a standard fixed-rate mortgage. ARM mortgages may also be a great option for home buyers who do not plan to stay in their current home for a long period of time.
FHA loans are government-insured loans through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, also called HUD. FHA loans offer an excellent start to first-time home buyers, with options such as a low down payment or a low closing cost option. FHA Features:
- Low down payment is required
- Your own personal savings are not required to pay down payment or closing costs. Gift funds may be used instead
- You can buy an existing home, or build a new one
- Some geographic limitations apply
Second Trust Deed Loans A trust deed is the modern day version of the mortgage. A trust deed is a legal document that uses your home as security for a loan. A second trust deed is a trust deed that is second in priority to another mortgage.
HELOC A Home Equity Line Of Credit extended to a homeowner that uses the borrower’s home as collateral. Once a maximum loan balance is established, the homeowner may draw on the line of credit at his or her discretion. Interest is charged on a predetermined variable rate, which is usually based on prevailing prime rates.
Once there is a balance owing on the loan, the homeowner can choose the repayment schedule as long as minimum interest payments are made monthly. The term of a HELOC can last anywhere from less than five to more than 20 years, at the end of which all balances must be paid in full.
Commercial Financing & Alt-Doc Loans are available for Self Employed borrowers with strong FICO scores and verified assets.