Help for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home for the first time is an exciting adventure. But there is a lot to know, and it can be overwhelming. Let us offer you a helping hand as you navigate the process.

Throughout the year, we offer free first-time home buyer seminars that will show you the way to home ownership. You’ll learn the importance of having good credit, how to improve your credit score so you can get a better rate and the true cost of home ownership.

Check here for upcoming financial education seminars.

We have special financing programs available for first-time home buyers, including mortgage pre-approval. Products include:

First Time Mortgage Plus Special

  • 0.75% discount off your fixed rate RTN mortgage for the first three years
  • 10, 15, 20 and 30 year terms
  • Loans up to $484,350
  • Owner-occupied primary residence
  • No income limits
  • Down payments as low as 5%
  • Down payment can be from gifts and 401(K) loans
  • Additional terms and conditions may apply

Apply Now for Your First time Mortgage Plus Special

First Home Mortgage

  • 0.25% discount off your initial adjustable rate
  • Three adjustable rate options:
    • Rate is fixed for three years, then adjusts every three years thereafter (3/3)
    • Rate is fixed for the first five years, then adjusts annually (5/1)
    • Rate is fixed for seven years, then adjusts annually (7/1)
  • Loans up to $500,000
  • Owner-occupied primary residence
  • No income limits
  • Down payments as low as 5%
  • Additional terms and conditions apply

Apply Now for Your First Home Mortgage.
Our Mortgage Department will be happy to help you figure out the best option for you.  Call one of our specialists during business hours at 781-736-9859.

Mortgage Pre-Approvals

Before you begin looking for a home, be sure to get a free mortgage pre-approval.  A pre-approval allows you to negotiate from a position of strength, knowing in advance what you can borrow. You will also be able to determine whether there are any issues or factors (such as credit rating) that need to be addressed before filing a formal application. Mortgage pre-approval is a fee-free service for our members.

Apply for Your Pre-Approval.

Download a pre-approval form.

Not a member? Join RTN today!

Financial Education Seminars

RTN offers free, two-hour, first-time home buyers seminars in branch locations and in the workplace. These seminars cover the home buyer process in detail – from pre-approval to move-in day. Topics include how to find a home, why good credit is important for financing and what types of first-time home buyer programs are available.

Those who attend one of RTN’s first-time home buyers seminars will receive a $250 closing cost credit when taking a mortgage at RTN. For more information, email FinancialEducation@rtn.org or call 781-736-9945.

Two-Hour Seminar for First-Time Home Buyers

Learn how to find a home, why good credit is important for financing and what types of first-time home buyer programs are available. Those attending who take a mortgage with RTN will receive a $250 closing cost credit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Our Lady of Loreto Church (The room is located in the Parish Center behind the church.)
37 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Danvers Branch
29 Andover Street, Danvers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Waltham Branch
600 Main Street, Waltham

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Waltham Branch
600 Main Street, Waltham

Jueves, 27 de marzo, 2019, 6 to 8 pm
Presentación en Español
Oficina de Waltham 600 Main Street, Waltham
Para más información acerca de esta clase, por favor llame a Brian al 781-736-9864.

Register for Two-Hour, First-Time Home Buyers