Home ownership is the cornerstone of a sound financial plan. At The Citizens Bank we are committed to helping our customers achieve their financial goals. Whether you are buying or refinancing, let our knowledgeable and friendly staff of mortgage professionals assist you in choosing the right loan to suit your individual needs.
1225 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29151
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VA Fixed Rate
VA allows a qualified veteran to finance up to 100% of the sales price of a home.
Furthermore, the Seller is allowed to pay all of the Buyer's Closing Costs and Pre-paid items. This allows a Veteran to purchase a home with little or no out-of-pocket expenses. The interest rate is fixed for the entire term of the loan. The loan can be amortized for 30, 25, 20, 15 or 10 years. VA loans are also available to members of the Ready Reserve, subject to certain restrictions.
VA 3/1 ARM
This loan has a fixed interest rate for the first three years then adjusts annually based on the movement of the One-Year Treasury Security or T-Bill. Typically this type of loan offers a lower initial interest rate, as compared to fixed rate financing. There are "Caps" that limit how much the interest rate can change at the first adjustment date, each year and over the life of the loan.
Fixed Rate Mortgages
By far the most common and well known mortgage is the fixed interest rate loan. The fixed rate feature of this loan guarantees that the principal and interest payment due each month remains stable. The 30-year fixed rate loan is most likely the loan your parents and grandparents found most comfortable. This loan can be amortized for 30, 25, 20, 15 or 10 years.
Standard ARMS differ from the Interest Only ARMS mentioned above by requiring a monthly payment that includes both interest due and reduction of the remaining balance or principal. The ARM feature allows for the interest rate and payment to change at certain intervals based on the movement of the One-Year LIBOR. There are "Caps" that limit how much the interest rate can change at each interval and over the life of the loan. An ARM loan typically has a lower initial interest rate than a fixed rate loan. A 1/1 ARM means that the initial interest rate is fixed or set for one year. After that, the interest rate and payment can change annually based on the movement of the One-Year LIBOR. A 3/1 ARM has an initial interest rate that is fixed or set for a three year period and can adjust annually after that. We offer 1/1, 3/1, 5/1, 7/1 and 10/1 ARMS.
SC State Housing Authority
Does the thought of an attractive interest rate and downpayment assistance interest you? By working in cooperation with The South Carolina State Housing & Development Authority, we can offer a fixed interest rate loan with a downpayment assistance component that helps a qualified Buyer obtain a home mortgage with very little cash out-of-pocket. These loans are primarily targeted towards First Time Buyers and Single Parents, however, depending on the location of the home, may be available to a broad range of Buyers. In some cases, the downpayment assistance is forgivable after five years of owning the home.
Buying a Second home or Vacation home? Many of our loan programs will accommodate using a Second Home or Vacation Home as the collateral. Ask one of our friendly Loan Officers about credit score and downpayment requirements. VA and State Housing programs may not be used for Second Homes or Vacation Homes.
Any loan over $417,000 is considered a Jumbo Loan. We can accommodate loan requests of up to $2,000,000. Fixed Rate or ARM, we will help you structure a loan that best suits your needs.
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We offer various other programs that may fit your specific financial needs. Please give us a call for details.