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 2007
Alina had a car loan with HSBC that was at 18.26% which we refinanced for her at the credit union at 8.25% after she made on time payments for one year.
"Basically what institutions like our CU does for 'underserved' people like me, is to put a little faith and trust in our financial life. And that is all we need in order to get out of our broken situation. Believing in the human ability to overcome any situation just by supporting them is enough.
We human beings have an extraordinary capacity or resilience to move on to the next level and then aim for a better future.
I am a true example of that ... A woman with such a bleak financial broken history and here there is a bank in a city where I never imagined myself living someday who put a little bit of that 'faith' in me. What a miracle!"