First Mortgages for Purchase & Refinance
We can help you buy or refinance your home! We work closely with first-time home buyers to help them get mortgage-ready, and also work with members who are moving into a bigger house. We specialize in the City of Rochester but work with borrowers across the Rochester metropolitan area and central and western New York!
We specifically work to assist our lower-income members or those building their credit history to qualify for a mortgage. We can help with one-on-one budgeting sessions, credit counseling, accessing grants, and other resouces to help prepare you to buy a home.
The Genesee Co-op FCU Mortgage Center, in partnership with OwnersChoice offers members many useful tools for the home buying or refinance process including financial calculators to help you determine what you would qualify to borrow, how long it would take to recoup your closing costs on a refinance, etc.
There are also lots of great organizations in the Rochester area that can also help you. We suggest first-time homebuyers get in touch with with one of the LOCAL Home Buyer Education (Pre and Post-Purchase) and Home Purchase Resource Partners in the area:
- Marketview Heights Neighborhood Association You can access their 8-hour online course available here for Homebuyer Dream Program applicants.
- NeighborWorks Rochester
- Urban League of Rochester's Home Store
Our Members make the difference.
Member Since 1982
"I decided to become a founder and a member of Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union because I wanted to help create, support and benefit from a cooperative alternative to mainstream financial institutions. It's important to me to know that my money supports a non-profit, community-based, socially-responsible saving and lending institution. Now more than ever, we need alternatives to the mega-banks that have made such a mess of our economy. I'm proud to have been a part of an institution that has helped thousands of people enter the world of credit, improve their financial standing and be treated with dignity. It's great to have witnessed the credit union’s evolution from a small group of food co-op members into an institution that serves a member-ownership that's diverse in age, race, ethnicity and socio-economic circumstance."