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Multiple homebuying solutions ideal for purchasing or refinancing

First American Bank is a full-service bank with branches in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. We work closely with homeowners to help them secure a home loan and rate that perfectly matches their budget and lifestyle. 

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Rates

Rates Effective: 5.17.22
Rates and points are subject to change without notice.
Product Rate APR Points
30 Year Fixed Rate
Terms and Conditions
5.500%5.551%0.000
15 Year Fixed Rate
Terms and Conditions
4.625%4.709%0.000

Subject to credit approval. Standard rates apply. Title fees, as part of the closing costs, will vary by county. 1Special Offer: $750 off your closing costs valid on first mortgage applications and prequalifications received between 3/1/22-6/30/22. Loan must close by 9/30/22. Only available on 1-4 family home. Only applies to fixed rate Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, USDA, or VA loans. Not available for collateral properties located in Texas, Alaska, or Hawaii. Prior to closing you must set up an Automatic Funds Transfer (AFT) or Automatic Clearing House (ACH) to make the monthly payment on your loan, and within the first statement cycle you must elect electronic statements (requirement only applies to Conventional and Jumbo loans). Closing costs include only those fees and charges required by First American Bank as a condition of obtaining a loan. Title fees, as part of the closing costs, will vary by county. May not be combined with other promotions. Please see a banker for details.

Rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Rates and terms are not guaranteed until application is completed and rate is locked by a First American Bank mortgage loan representative. Rates and programs are subject to limitations. Call for program availability. All programs are fully amortized loans that require monthly payments of principal, interest, and any required escrow payments for the term of the loan. The above payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums. Therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. The exact monthly payment of a loan will vary depending on the term of the loan, the amount and the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) at the time of loan approval. APRs will vary due to the cost of PMI (if necessary), title company fees, loan points based on your credit score and actual loan amounts. Available loan amounts range from $30,000 to $2,000,000. Please call for rate information on loan amounts not shown in the table.

Conventional Loan APRs: We assume a 25% down payment with no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and based on payment for the full term.

Jumbo Loan APRs: We assume a 30% down payment with no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and based on payment for the full term.

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Loan APRs: Amortized for 30 years. The APRs shown are for the initial period and may increase after closing due to the movements of the interest rate index during the rate adjustment periods. Call for information regarding rate adjustment caps and margins.

30 Year Fixed Rate

The information provided assumes the purpose of the loan is to refinance the existing mortgage, with a loan amount of $210,000 and an estimated property value of $285,000. The property is located in IL and is within Cook county. The property is an existing single family home and will be used as a primary residence. An escrow (impound) account is required. The rate lock period is 60 days and the assumed credit score is 740.

At a 5.500% interest rate, the APR for this loan type is 5.551%. The monthly payment schedule would be:

  • 359 payments of $1,192.34 at an interest rate of 5.500%
  • 1 payment of $1,193.70 at an interest rate of 5.500%

If an escrow account is required or requested, the actual monthly payment will also include amounts for real estate taxes and homeowner's insurance premiums.

15 Year Fixed Rate

The information provided assumes the purpose of the loan is to refinance the existing mortgage, with a loan amount of $210,000 and an estimated property value of $285,000. The property is located in IL and is within Cook county. The property is an existing single family home and will be used as a primary residence. An escrow (impound) account is required. The rate lock period is 60 days and the assumed credit score is 740.

At a 4.625% interest rate, the APR for this loan type is 4.709%. The monthly payment schedule would be:

  • 179 payments of $1,619.93 at an interest rate of 4.625%
  • 1 payment of $1,620.67 at an interest rate of 4.625%

If an escrow account is required or requested, the actual monthly payment will also include amounts for real estate taxes and homeowner's insurance premiums.

[Office setting.  Rimmy Dunlop is sitting behind his desk, with a couple, Matt and Gaby, sitting across from him]

Rimmy Dunlop: Hi. I'm Rimmy Dunlop, a loan officer here at First American Bank, and today we're talking with Gaby and Matt about what they might expect as new home buyers and how they go through the process of getting a mortgage. 

Matt: Gaby and I are ready to buy our first home and we don’t know where to start.  We really want to know what to expect, what we need to do, and how to go about getting a mortgage. 

Rimmy: At first the process can seem intimidating, but at First American Bank we'll guide you through the process and be with you every step of the way.  

Gaby: What do we do to start?  

Rimmy: When looking to buy a home, you may want to start by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. 
  
[On screen text: Get pre-approved with a First American Bank lender]
 
Rimmy: Getting pre-approved simply means that you have applied for a mortgage with First American Bank, and we have determined that you qualify. We look at your past credit history, we review your savings to make sure you have a down payment, and we evaluate your income to make sure you can afford the house. Next, we will recommend the best mortgage product for your situation.

Matt: So assuming we qualify and we are pre-approved, what are our next steps?  

Rimmy: This is the fun part. Once we know how much you are qualified to borrow, it is time to go shopping.   

[On screen text: Find a Realtor.] 

Rimmy: Find a good realtor that knows the neighborhood and then, find the house of your dreams. We will give your realtor a copy of the pre-approval letter, so she knows you are pre-approved. When you find the right house, you and your realtor are going to make an offer to buy the house. 
  
[On screen text: Make an offer to purchase a home.]

Rimmy: When your offer is accepted, you should order an inspection.  

[On screen text: Get an inspection.]

Rimmy: An inspection will tell you all about the house- is it well built? How are the appliances?  How about the roof? If anything needs to be fixed, the inspector will tell you and you can then work with the seller to make sure all work is done before you close on the house. This is also when you will submit your updated income and asset documentation.  

[On screen text: Submit updated income and asset documentation] 

Rimmy: Depending on your line of work and other variables, we are going to ask for items such as pay stubs, tax returns, W2's and bank statements. We will have an appraisal ordered to verify the value of the house.  

[On screen text: First American Bank will appraise the house.] 

Rimmy: We will also work with the seller to make sure the title to the house is clear. 

Gaby: OK. So who does that and who pays for it?  

Rimmy: We work with several licensed appraisers and title companies and will arrange it. The seller traditionally pays for the title work and you, as the buyer will pay for the appraisal at closing. Once we verify your income and assets, review the appraisal and your mortgage is approved, you’re in the home stretch. We will work closely with you, your real estate agent, and the seller to set up a closing date. 
 
[On screen text: Set up closing.] 

Rimmy: At closing, you will bring your down payment, sign mortgage documents, and receive the keys, congratulations you'll be a new homeowner!  

Matt & Gaby: Thank you, First American Bank.
 
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