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First-Time Homebuyer

Buying your first home isn’t just a transaction, it’s an achievement.

At The Savings Bank, we understand as a first-time buyer, you need more – more support from a team you trust, more answers to all your questions, and more help with costs associated.

The good news is, our mortgage specialists are here to help with all that – and more.

Free Pre-Approval for First-Time Homebuyers
The market moves fast – are you ready to make an offer when the right house becomes available?
Unlike a pre-qualification, a pre-approval from The Savings Bank includes a credit check and full income verification, meaning you will have an advantage when it's time to write an offer.

Community Mortgage

Designed Exclusively for You

Our First-Time Homebuyer program is designed to help first-time buyers:

  • Lower Down Payments
    • Under 10% requires Personal Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
  • No PMI Required
    • With just 11% down
  • Reduced Closing Costs
    • Save at least $1,300
  • Reduced Lender’s Title Insurance
    • $2.00 per $1,000 borrowed
  • Competitive Rates and Terms

Plus, guidance from our home loan specialists from pre-application to post-closing and beyond!

Program

Rate

Points

APR*

11% Down¹

Years

Monthly Payment per $1,000³

Special Offer

30 Year Fixed²

6.875%

0

6.913%

Years 1-30

$6.57

7/3 ARM¹,²

6.625%

0

7.018%

Years 1-7

$6.40

Years 8-30

$6.97

*APR=Annual Percentage Rate effective 5/15/2024. ¹Composite APR includes prepaid finance charges such as, $88.00 Tax Service Fee, $80.00 Hazard Tracking Fee, $14.50 Flood Certificate Fee, and $200.00 Employment/Income Verification Fee. ²Must have automatic payments from a TSB checking account and direct deposit of payroll income. ³These amounts do not include real estate taxes and insurance. The actual monthly payment will be higher if an escrow account is established or required. Subject to credit and property approval. Hazard insurance is required. Flood insurance may be required. Property must be 1 to 4 family owner-occupied. No PMI on a loan-to-value of 89% on a 1 and 2 family property with a maximum loan amount of $800,000. 3 and 4 family property requires a minimum 80% loan-to-value and a maximum loan amount of $1,000,000. A maximum loan-to-value of 95% WITH PMI on a 1 family property and condominium with a maximum loan amount of $766,550. A maximum loan-to-value of 95% WITH PMI on a 2-family property with a maximum loan amount of $800,000. Any loan that requires Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) must meet all guidelines established by the PMI company. Reduced closing costs. All Interest Rates and program guidelines may change without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact TSB for details.

We are happy to consider a real estate loan request for properties located anywhere in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex, Essex, Worcester, Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as, properties located anywhere in the New Hampshire counties of Rockingham, Hillsborough, and Cheshire.

MassHousing Partnership

The Savings Bank proudly offers MassHousing Partnership’s One Mortgage product. Please call for more information.

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