Making a house your home with a first mortgage.

First Mortgages

Becoming a homeowner or moving into a new home is a major and exciting life change. Our mortgage specialist, Larry Levine, will work with you to finance or refinance your property, whether it’s a single family home, multi-unit building, condo or vacation retreat.

We offer a range of 10 to 30 year fixed-rate loans, as well as 3/1 to 10/1 adjustable rate loans.


Applying for a Mortgage

We are dedicated to making the mortgage process easy and understandable so you can know exactly what to expect every step of the way. You’ll get discounts or programs that work for you, stick to your schedule and keep you on track for your desired moving date.

Talk to our mortgage specialist, Larry Levine, by calling 773-565-2000 extension 5626. Larry can answer any questions you may have and offer a free analysis of your mortgage options.

Meet our Mortgage Specialist, Larry Levine

With over 20 years of experience, Larry Levine is able to offer traditional mortgage services and exceptional niche services at FFCU.

Whether you’re looking for a new home or are interested in refinancing, Larry will be able┬áto help guide you through the process from start to finish.

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Larry Levine

Special Programs

We go beyond the basics to offer special programs that can help you save money and afford your dream house. Ask for a free evaluation of your mortgage options.

Portfolio Loans

First Financial does not sell portfolio loans, so there’s more flexibility for us to work with members not approved with conventional requirements. This includes members who are self employed, purchasing a condo, have had a bankruptcy in the last 7 years, or who have been gifted all or part of their down payment.

Jumbo Mortgages

Many members living in the city and suburbs are interested in properties with high value. If you are looking for a home loan that exceeds the conforming loan limit in your area, you can finance with a jumbo mortgage.

First Time Home Buyer

Our conventional loans for first time buyers offer options with as little as 3% down for a single family home. Town homes, 2 units and condos are also a popular option and can be financed with as little as 5% down for 2-4 units.

FHA Loans

For members with lower credit scores, an FHA loan can be a great option. This loan also allows for a smaller down payment, making it easier for first time home buyers to make a purchase.

VA Loans

VA loans offer long-term financing to eligible veterans for their surviving spouses. These loans allow members to purchase with no down payment and no monthly mortgage insurance. There are also options to refinance at a lower rate with no appraisal and take out up to 100%, in cash, of the home’s value.