First National Bank offers a variety of consumer loan options to meet our customers' unique personal financial needs. Learn more about these loan types below or if you're ready to apply, just click on your loan preference.
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CONSUMER LOAN OPTIONS
An auto loan allows you to borrow money to purchase a car or truck. Auto loans are usually simple-interest loans that are to be paid back over a period of typically three or five years. A car is often the second-largest purchase someone will make aside from their home. An auto loan helps make vehicles that cost tens of thousands of dollars more affordable by breaking up the high cost into monthly payments that work with different borrower's budgets.
Many homebuyers find themselves caught in the middle between selling their existing home and purchasing their next home. It is not unusual for the closing dates on the two transactions to differ. So, if you are counting on the profit from the sale of your current home to buy your new one, it can put you in a challenging financial situation. Thankfully, a bridge loan can ease the financial stress.
A construction loan is a short-term loan that covers only the costs of custom home building. Once the home is built, the prospective occupant must apply for a mortgage loan to pay for the completed home. This type of loan is usually issued for a year and is only meant to cover the actual construction period. During the construction phase, borrowers make interest-only payments.
Home Equity Loans
A home equity loan is a loan for a fixed amount of money that is secured by your home. You repay the loan with equal monthly payments over a fixed term, just like your original mortgage. The amount that you can borrow is usually limited to 85% of the equity in your home. The actual amount of the loan depends on your income, credit history, and market value of your home.
Home Equity Line of Credit
If you're thinking about making some home improvements or looking at ways to pay for your child's education, you may be thinking about tapping into your home's equity --- the difference between what your home could sell for and what you owe on the mortgage --- as a way to cover the costs. A home equity line of credit --- also known as a HELOC --- is a revolving line of credit, much like a credit card. You can borrow as much as you need, any time you need it, by writing a check or using a credit card connected to the account. You may not exceed your credit limit. Because HELOC is a line of credit, you make payments only on the amount you actually borrow, not the full amount available. HELOCs require you to use your home as collateral for the loan.
The term "mortgage" refers to a loan used to purchase or maintain a home, land, or other types of real estate. The borrower agrees to pay the bank over time, typically in a series of regular payments that are divided into principal and interest. The property serves as collateral to secure the loan. Mortgage applications go through a rigorous underwriting process before they reach the closing phase. Mortgage types vary based on the needs of the borrower. The cost of the mortgage will depend on the type of loan, the term (e.g. 15 or 30 years), and the interest rate the bank charges.
Most people interested in buying a home today will submit a mortgage loan application to become prequalified. When you prequalify for a home loan, you're getting an estimate of what you might be able to borrow, based on the information you provide about your finances, as well as a credit check. Prequalification is also an opportunity to learn about different mortgage options and work with your mortgage lender to identify the right fit for your needs and goals.
When you refinance the mortgage on your house, you're essentially exchanging your current mortgage for a new one, often with a new principal and different interest rate. The bank uses funds from the new mortgage loan to pay off your existing mortgage loan. There are several reasons people may elect to refinance their homes. There are a number of factors to think through when deciding if you should refinance. Visiting with one of our mortgage lenders is a good place to start when contemplating refinancing. Loan consultations are free and getting the professional guidance can put your mind at ease.
Personal loans, which are typically unsecured, are paid back in monthly installments with interest. There are many good reasons to take out a personal loan, but they are often most useful for financing a large purchase or covering an unplanned emergency expense, such as funeral expenses, medical costs, auto repairs, or major home repairs.