Company NMLS 1777223 • Company DRE: 02075839
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First Rate Financial is a leading lender located in Westlake Village, California, in the heart of the Conejo Valley. Since 1989, First Rate is a Mortgage Company known for its superior service, integrity, and experienced loan consultants. We offer a variety of home loan solutions including first-time homebuyer programs with down-payment assistance, FHA and VA, conventional, jumbo and super jumbo and more! This means you can rest assured that we’ll provide you with a competitive loan that meets your unique needs. Providing a loan to a client is just the beginning of a financial relationship. We believe that First Rate Financial Group is here to satisfy YOUR needs, not just ours. Our goal is to create a “Client for Life.”​ We pride ourselves in offering astute financial advice and the highest level of customer service. We make the process of purchasing or refinancing your loan as simple and worry-free as possible. Whether you are purchasing a new property or you want to refinance for a lower mortgage rate, get a new home mortgage, home equity loan or second mortgage, we are confident that we will satisfy your needs. By putting you first, we assure you a pleasurable transaction.

Loan Programs

Fixed Rate Mortgage
A mortgage in which the interest rate is fixed for the term of the loan. Terms include 30, 20, 15 or 10 years.
Adjustable Rate Mortgage
A mortgage in which the interest rate is adjusted periodically based on a pre-selected index and margin.
Hybrid Adjustable Rate Mortgage
A mortgage in which the interest rate is fixed for a predetermined period of time, like three, five, seven or 10 years. After the predetermined period of time, the loan converts to an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) for the remaining term of the loan.
Conventional Loan
Conventional loans are not insured by any government program, and they are the most common type of mortgage. Conforming conventional loans follow the loan amount guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nonconforming loans don't meet those guidelines, but are still considered conventional. Conventional loans often have higher down payment requirements than government-sponsored loans like FHA and USDA.
VA Loan
Mortgage loans available to eligible US veterans. VA guaranteed loans are made by private lenders, such as banks or mortgage companies, for the purchase of a home for a buyer’s own personal occupancy. These loans offer competitive rates and require little or no down payment.
FHA Loan
A loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration open to all qualified home purchasers. While there are limits to the size of FHA loans, they are generous enough to handle moderately-priced homes almost anywhere in the country. FHA loans offer a low down payment and more flexibility than many other types of financing.
USDA Rural Home Loan
Loans guaranteed by the USDA remain one of the few nationally offered loan programs available with no down payment. The program’s requirements mandate that both the property and borrower must qualify. These requirements are dependent on the physical location of the property and the maximum household income.
Reverse Mortgages
A homeowner relinquishes equity in their home in exchange for regular payments, typically to supplement retirement income.

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The Latest News

The Department Of Veterans Affairs Is Allowing Drive-by Appraisals Because Of COVID-19
April 3, 2020
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has impacted every industry across the country. Many people are being asked to shelter in place and everyone has been asked to practice social distancing to try to curtail the spread of this deadly virus.
Case-Shiller: January Home Price Growth Strong; Pandemic Impact Unknown
April 2, 2020
United States home prices increased by 3.90 percent year-over-year in January as compared to December's growth rate of 3.70 percent according to Case-Shiller's National Home Price Index. Home prices also rose in Case-Shiller's 20-City Home Price Index.
Building An Emergency Fund During An Emergency
April 1, 2020
By now, it should be apparent that this COVID-19 (Corona-virus) pandemic is going to be here for several months. It is already causing the market to plummet and is disrupting jobs all over the country. Many people who work as hourly employees (or are independent contractors) are starting to suffer. As people's budgets start to feel the squeeze, this is exactly the time that people should be relying on an emergency fund; however, for those who don't have one, it is time to start saving.

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