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Buying a Home

Purchasing a home, especially your first, is an emotional and financial journey. That's why choosing a trusted local partner like SCU Credit Union can make the difference. Our experienced staff will help you find the best financing option at the best rate possible. We know that every home and every buyer is unique, so let us get to know your story. We'll be with you every step of the way until you find that perfect home and for all the years you enjoy it.

SCU Credit Union offers first mortgages on 1-4 family, owner-occupied properties, condominiums, and vacation homes located within Massachusetts or Rhode Island. 

If you're interested in learning more about buying and owning a home, Fannie Mae offers a free homebuyer course.

First-Time Home Buyer Credit

To assist first-time buyers or those who have not owned property for three years realize their dream of owning a home, SCU Credit Union offers a $500 discount towards closing costs on our Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate Mortgages. 

Fixed Rate Mortgages

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)

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Mortgage Pre-Qualification

A mortgage pre-qualification is the first step in the mortgage process. It is not an approval or guarantee of credit. Our mortgage pre-qualification calculator provides you with an approximate mortgage amount you may qualify for based on the information you provide (but not verified).

If you would like to receive a mortgage pre-qualification letter from SCU Credit Union, simply click on the button below, complete and print the calculator information and email it to: with your contact information. You can also stop in at one of our branch locations for assistance or reach out to our member service call center at 781-784-7725 or toll free at 1-877-661-3300.

Mortgage Pre-Qualification


Smart Start Pre-Approval

Be prepared and get a pre-approved mortgage before looking for your home. It is a full mortgage application leading to a commitment, subject to property appraisal and other requirements once you find the right property. You will have greater confidence and negotiating power with this pre-approval letter in hand.

Features & Benefits:

  • Available for all our first mortgage products
  • Down payment options starting as low as 5%
  • Greater negotiating power
  • Reduces processing time when a property is chosen
  • $200 processing fee is credited towards the closing costs when you finance with SCU Credit Union.

To get started, please contact our Mortgage Consultants or call our member service call center at 781-784-7725.  If you are ready, you can Apply online to get your mortgage application started. And if you're interested in learning more about buying and owning a home, MGIC offers a free homebuyer ReadyNest Education Course.