Home Buying

Your path to homeownership.

If you’re here, you may be ready to buy or start saving for a home — how exciting! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or next-time home buyer, we’ll support you every step of the way.

I'm Researching

Get familiar with the homebuying process and explore your options.

I'm Preparing

Gear up for next steps with money-saving tools and benefits.

I'm Ready to Apply

If you’re ready to buy or refinance a home, applying is your next move.

Buying a home is a big deal. Feel free to call 847-932-8741 any time or share your contact info and we’ll talk it through.

Buy Now, Refi Later 

Buy your dream home today and look toward a better rate tomorrow! Refinance with BCU within 36 months of closing and you’ll receive a credit of up to $1050* to cover lender fees.

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Tools & Resources

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Understanding The Process

Get to know the stages of the home loan process.

Rent vs Buy Calculator

Determine the value of buying over renting.

Rates and Mortgage Options

Choose from flexible financing options and competitive rates to fit your needs.

Consult an Expert

Not sure where to start? Let’s talk! Call 847-932-8741 or share your contact info.

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Find an Agent

Buy or sell your home with a local HomeAdvantage® real estate agent and earn cash rewards.

Affordability Calculator

Calculate how much house you can afford.

Lock In Rate

Protect your mortgage rate while you house hunt with FlexiRate™.

Application Checklist

As you prepare to apply, here are some important docs and info to gather.

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Importance Of Preapproval

Review the three reasons you should solidify a mortgage preapproval before you shop.

Mortgage Payment Calculator

Compare various mortgage options based on term length and rate.

Apply for a Mortgage

Get started with your application and we’ll guide you through the process.

Check Status

Log into your existing mortgage application.

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