Company NMLS 1777223

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About Us

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.

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When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling
August 21, 2018
"Move-in ready" homes are desirable -- there's no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master bath. You may not get your dream home immediately, but the opportunity to transform a property into your own swan can be rewarding. It can also be easy on the pocketbook.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 20th, 2018
August 20, 2018
Last week's economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders and Commerce Department releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were released, along with a monthly report on consumer sentiment.
What You Need To Know About Your Home Appraisal And Your Mortgage
May 24, 2018
When buying a home, there are certain steps a buyer should go through before the home sale is official. First the buyer makes the offer, then the offer is accepted.

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