Our mortgage loan department is ready to assist you with all of your mortgage needs. We can help whether you are looking to build or purchase a new home, or just need to refinance the mortgage on your current home. Wake Forest Federal has been making mortgage loans in the Wake Forest community since 1922. We go out of our way to make the application and qualification process as simple as possible.
Let us show you why your next mortgage loan should be through Wake Forest Federal.
Fixed Rate Mortgages
We offer fixed rate mortgages where the interest rate remains fixed over the entire term of the loan, up to 30 years on most residential properties. With a fixed rate loan, you always know what your principal and interest payment will be. Because we do not sell our loans, you can always call us or stop by if you have questions.
We offer five and seven year balloon loans, which are either called or modified based upon the Bank’s interest rates currently in effect at the balloon date. These loans are similar to adjustable rate loans in that the loans generally amortize over terms up to 30 years but are not indexed to any widely recognized rate, and do not have interest rate caps or floors.
Home Equity Loans
We offer home equity loans on one-to-four family residential properties, whether we have the first mortgage or not. These loans can be made in amounts up to 80% of the appraised value taking into account the outstanding balance of the first mortgage in determining the loan to value ratio. Although subject to change, we currently offer such home equity loans at prime + 1%, with adjustments to the rate made monthly for any subsequent changes to prime. Interest charges are due monthly and the loans are made with a maximum term of 180 months.
Construction loans to individuals are typically made in connection with the granting of the permanent loan on the property. Such loans convert to a fully amortizing adjustable or fixed-rate loan at the end of the construction term. In most cases, we require that the closing with respect to the permanent financing occur simultaneously with the closing of any construction loan to the borrower.
We also offer construction loans to local real estate contractors in our market area, generally for construction of one-to-four family residences. The Association makes construction loans to local builders on either a pre-sold or speculative (unsold) basis.
We also originate construction loans on commercial properties. The underwriting requirements are similar to those required for construction loans on residential properties. However, the loan to value may not exceed 75% of the property’s appraised value, certain debt service and income ratios are considered, and financial projections and business plans are reviewed.
Commercial Real Estate Mortgages
Wake Forest Federal also originates commercial real estate mortgage loans that are generally secured by properties used for business purposes and retail facilities, such as small office buildings located in the Association’s market area as well as a significant number of church loans. These loans are generally originated as five or seven year balloon loans with amortization periods of up to 20 years. The Association’s underwriting standards and procedures for these loans are similar to those applicable to its construction lending, whereby the Association considers factors such as the borrower’s expertise, credit history and profitability. Interest rates may be fixed or tied to prime.
Commercial Lines of Credit
Commercial lines of credit are made in amounts up to 75% of the appraised value of developed real estate or 65% of the appraised value of undeveloped land. Commercial lines of credit are generally made with terms of between 3 and 10 years at rates based upon prime, with adjustments to prime made on the first day of the month following a change in prime. Our underwriting policies require that commercial lines of credit be secured by real estate where we have a first mortgage position.
Investment and Land Loans
We also offer loans secured by residential investment properties and land. Loans secured by residential investment property are generally originated in amounts up to 75% of the appraised value for terms up to 20 years, and can be offered at fixed rates or at rates tied to prime. Loans secured by land can be made in amounts from 65% to 75% of the appraised value of the property for terms up to 10 years. Interest rates on land loans may be fixed or tied to prime.
We also offer loans secured by savings accounts at Wake Forest Federal. Interest rates charged on such loans are set at competitive rates, taking into consideration the amount and term of the related deposit and are available in amounts up to 95% of the value of the deposit account.