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Mortgages

There’s no place like home. Whether you’re a first-time or experienced buyer, we’ll make the mortgage process understandable and painless.

Independent Bank proudly offers more than 50 customizable mortgage programs.

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Call or contact a mortgage loan officer by phone at 800.285.3111, or at your local Independent Bank office or loan center to request a prequalification to help find a home that fits within your budget.

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Normal credit standards and restrictions apply to conventional loans. Additional credit standards apply to FHA & other government loans.

Already have a mortgage and need to make a payment?

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Our Online Advance Deposit and Construction Rate-Lock Payment Centers are convenient ways to remit your payments for your real estate financing.

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Construction Rate-Lock Deposit Payment Center

Conventional Fixed Rate Loans
A Conventional Fixed Rate Loan offers a fixed rate throughout the life of the loan.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)
Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) start with an interest rate at the beginning of the loan and adjusts annually after the fixed rate period ends. Each subsequent adjustment is based on the market at that time.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans
A Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration. This is often a popular product for first-time homebuyers, as it offers low down payment options.
Veterans Administration (VA) Loans
A Veterans Administration (VA) Loan is a home mortgage option available to United States Veterans and Service Members, guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
USDA Rural Housing Services (RHS) Loans
The USDA Rural Housing Services (RHS) loan is a zero down payment mortgage option available to homebuyers in the United States who wish to purchase in a qualified rural or suburban area. USDA loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Loans
A MSHDA loan is for qualified borrowers who meet MSHDA income and sales price limits. It can also provide borrowers with interest-free down payment assistance. This loan program is for primary residences located in Michigan.
Ohio Housing Financing Agency (OHFA)
The OHFA loan is for qualified borrowers who meet OHFA income and purchase price limits. It may also provide borrowers with interest-free forgivable down payment assistance. This loan program is for primary residences located in Ohio.
Construction Loans (including Jumbo Loans) and Special Renovation Loans
A Construction Loan is meant for customers who are looking to finance the building of a home or a renovation project. It allows customers to close one mortgage for both their construction loan and financing, while locking in the interest rate at the beginning of the construction project.
Jumbo Loans
A Jumbo Loan is a type of financing that exceeds the loan size limits set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Unlike conventional mortgages, a jumbo loan is not eligible to be purchased, guaranteed, or securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Portfolio Lending
A Portfolio Loan is a loan issued by the bank and typically kept as debt on the lender's portfolio instead of selling it into the secondary market.
Condominium Financing
We offer loans for customers looking to finance the purchase of a condominium.
Vacant Land Loans
Vacant Land Loans are used to finance a piece of property, whether it will be used to build a home or for other purposes.
Bridge Loans
Bridge Loans are used to assist our customers who are in the process of buying a new home before they have sold their current home. It allows a homeowner an opportunity to access equity from a current residence and apply towards a new property. 
Doctors and Dentists Loans
This is a loan specific to doctors with up to 100% financing and no Private Mortgage Insurance. Eligible doctors include Residents, MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DPM, OD, GYN, OB/GYN, and MS.

Affordable Mortgage Program

Eligible borrowers have two financing options to choose from: 

Independent Bank Community Affordable Mortgage

Independent Bank Community Affordable Mortgage provides borrowers with purchase money for a home at a 30-year fixed rate, and up to 97% loan to value. Loan to value is the mortgage amount as compared to the home’s value or purchase price, whichever is less. There would also be no up-front mortgage insurance premiums and no monthly mortgage insurance requirements.

Independent Bank Community Grant

Independent Bank Community Grant is a second financing option for customers that would be applied toward closing costs and up to $1,000 of the loan amount.
For questions, contact a Mortgage Loan Officer, visit a local branch, or call us at 800.285.3111.

Special Offers & Extras

21 & Done Guarantee

If we don't close your loan in 21 calendar days, we'll deposit $500^ into your Independent Bank deposit account! Receive up to $1,000* off mortgage closing costs by setting up or maintaining an Independent Bank checking account. 

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^If we don't close your loan in 21 calendar days, we'll deposit $500 into your Independent Bank checking account! Excludes construction loans, MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority), VA (Veteran's Administration), OHFA (Ohio Housing Finance Agency), and USDA Rural Development loans.

*However, if your loan is denied, withdrawn, or approved but not accepted, you will not qualify for the guarantee.

Receive up to $1,000** off mortgage closing costs with our Eagle Premier Relationship (EPRO) offer

Receive up to $1,000** off mortgage closing costs by setting up or maintaining an Independent Bank checking account for your new mortgage. Plus, you will also have access to our convenient auto pay and eStatement services, giving you one less thing to worry about each month.

Contact your mortgage loan officer for prequalification or additional details at 800.285.3111. You can also apply for a loan online.

**Receive a 1/4% discount off of mortgage closing costs, based on loan amount, up to $1,000 by setting up or maintaining an Independent Bank checking account. Terms subject to change and loan approval, and conditions outlined in the executed 21 & Done Closing Commitment form.

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

A home equity loan or line of credit will allow you to borrow money secured by the equity in your home. Use the extra cash for whatever you choose: home improvements, tuition, debt consolidation, and more. Interest may even be tax deductible!

Use the Equity Access Mastercard to withdraw money from your home equity line of credit. You can make purchases with it just like a regular debit card. It’s convenient and hassle-free.

Normal credit standards and restrictions apply. Consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility of interest.

Platinum Pro Sweep

With our Platinum Pro Sweep, your home equity line of credit (HELOC) and direct deposit checking account are combined to maximize your cash flow. The checking account is swept on a daily basis and applied to the HELOC’s outstanding balance, reducing its average daily interest charges. You can make the most of your money without doing a thing – the Sweep takes care of it for you! With Platinum Pro Sweep, you also get our interest-earning Premier Checking account free.

Normal credit standards and restrictions apply. Consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility of interest.

Independent Smart Mortgage App

The Independent Smart Mortgage App simplifies the mortgage process with the convenience of a mortgage app available on the go. Whether you are interested in purchasing a new home, thinking about refinancing an existing one, or you are a real estate agent hoping to ease the process for your clients, Independent Smart Mortgage is here to help.

Features:

  • Apply for a mortgage right from your phone—no scanning or faxing documents
  • Receive instant status updates on your mortgage application
  • Connect directly with your Mortgage Loan Officer with any questions
  • Access FREE refinance, payment, and amortization calculators
  • Obtain mortgage pre-qualification letters
  • Read the latest mortgage industry news

The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

Watch this demo video to learn more about how the Independent Smart Mortgage App works.

 

Questions regarding your current mortgage loan?

If you have questions regarding your account balance, payoff information, tax or insurance questions, or general information regarding your billing cycle, please contact one of our loan servicing specialists at 800.662.0102 ext. 11330.

If you need to speak with a specialist regarding a past due account, please call 844.279.2748 to speak with a counselor who is trained to assist you.

Error Resolution:

If you have concerns regarding the servicing of your mortgage loan, please call a customer service representative at 800.662.0102 ext. 11330. If you would like to file a Notice of Error or Complaint, please send your written request to:

Independent Bank
230 W. Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846

Independent Bank will acknowledge your Notice of Error or Complaint within five (5) days.

Amortization Calculator

Would you like to see the amortization schedule on your loan or mortgage? Use this amortization calculator to calculate your payment.

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