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First Mortgages

A First Mortgage from IBMSECU simplifies your home buying or refinancing experience!

What differentiates our mortgages from other financial institutions’ mortgages?

  • 60-day rate lock-in during processing.*

    Our competitors typically offer a 30-day lock-in timeframe. If they offer a 60-day lock-in period, their customers typically pay a fee for this feature.

  • Credit Union Members do not pay intangible tax.

    On a $100,000 loan, the savings can be up to $300 in Georgia and $200 in Florida.

  • The Credit Union has never sold the servicing of its mortgages.

    Our Members will never be switched over to a new mortgage company.

  • Our closing costs are substantially lower because the Credit Union is a not-for-profit organization.

  • A mortgage at the Credit Union gives our Members Gold REWARDS.

    Members benefit from having no Credit Union ATM fees and free or reduced fees on many other services.

  • The Credit Union’s rates are published with zero points.**

  • Our commitment to meeting the established closing date.

    In 2013, 100% of our mortgages closed on the designated day.

  • We do not charge extra fees/higher interest rates on a loan without escrow.

    On a waived escrow loan, our competitors typically charge a higher interest rate (up to .25%) or they charge a one-time fee (about $500 on a $200,000 loan).

  • For first time homebuyers, we can finance up to 97% loan-to-property’s value.

    This allows purchases with as little as 3% down.

  • The Credit Union’s mission of Service Excellence, which includes prompt and thorough communication.

*After you have completed an application and have a sales contract (on a purchase) you may lock-in your interest rate. Contact your Loan Officer or Processor to lock your interest rate.
**Rate buydowns are available. Ask a Mortgage Loan Officer for details.

First Mortgage Rates

First Mortgage rates vary based on your personal situation. If you would like to determine your most accurate loan rate based on your specific needs, please contact a Loan Representative.

However, if you would just like to get an idea of our rates, you can view our sample mortgage rates, assuming a $100,000 mortgage on a primary residence without private mortgage insurance.

Receive quick, helpful service from the professionals in our Mortgage Department. Call 800.873.5100, ext.7722 today for more details or email

Prequalify or Apply Today

Prequalify Now!

  • Online – Fill out our short form for mortgage prequalification.
  • Visit – Stop by your nearest branch to apply in person.

Apply Now!

Convenient Mortgage Repayment Options

  • Transfer your payment from your account at another financial institution using eTransfers or contact us to set up a recurrent Direct Payment.
  • Set up recurring scheduled automatic transfers from your Credit Union checking or savings account to your mortgage clearing account by using Online Banking.
  • Make one-time transfers from your Credit Union checking or savings account to your mortgage clearing account by using Online Banking, Mobile Banking, or Telephone Banking.
  • Make payment by mail or at a branch or at a CO-OP Shared Branch.

Helpful Tools

Our calculators provide answers to your most common questions:

Florida Closing Cost Estimates: $100,000 loan $200,000 loan
Georgia Closing Cost Estimates: $100,000 loan $200,000 loan

Glossary of Home Loan Terminology – Become an expert on home loan terms with our handy reference!

Document Checklist – Start gathering those needed documents today!

Fannie Mae Loan Lookup – Check to see if your mortgage is owned by Fannie Mae

Buy vs. Rent? – Buying a home or renting, which is right for you?

Should I Pay Points? – Learn what “points” are and how to decide if you should pay them

Free Homebuyers’ Seminars – Attend one of our free seminars to learn more about the home buying process!

Home Buying Services – We strive to make your entire home buying experience as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with CU Realty Services to offer their HomeAdvantage program to our Members. Search for a home, find a Realtor, and earn a rebate at closing! Enroll for free today.

Other Mortgage Options

Reverse Mortgages – Your Credit Union offers Reverse Mortgages through Liberty Home Equity Solutions. Click here for details.

5/5 ARM – Is our 5/5 Adjustable Rate Mortgage a good option for you? Click here to learn more.

Refinancing – Thinking of refinancing? You could lower your monthly payments, build equity faster, and save on your interest! Contact us today; we’ll walk you through the process.


HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) and Mortgage Assistance Information

Click here for more information about the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).

We are currently participating in the Florida Hardest Hit Program to aid homeowners that owe more than 125% of their property value. Florida Members who are approved by the Hardest Hit Fund will have their mortgage paid down to 100% of their property value through money granted from the US Treasury. Click here for more information, qualification requirements, or to apply.

Educational Resources presented by Balance

If you plan to buy a home, you can use this helpful checklist during your home search to help you remember the features of each property.

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments you will ever make. Your Credit Union offers free pre-purchase counseling (perfect for 1st time homebuyers) through the Balance Financial Fitness Program. A housing counselor can help make your dream of homeownership a reality.


Home Buying Toolkit by Balance

Use Balance’s simple-to-use Homebuying Toolkit to break down the homebuying process into a series of clear and easily understood steps.

Home Ownership by Balance

Buying a home can seem like a daunting task, but learning about the process can make it feel less overwhelming. Many people have done it before, and you can too.



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