Fairport Mortgage, a division of Fairport Savings Bank, recently launched a new home mortgage financing program.
The “STAR” program — created for service members, teachers, and first responders — provides a competitive $500 off closing costs on home loans. Eligibility requirements are active service members; emergency medical responders; full-time teachers employed with a public or private school; volunteer firefighters, police officers and firefighters employed full-time with the city, county or state; and [roperty must be a one-unit, owner-occupied home
“We believe in community involvement and support; it’s one of our core values,” said Fairport Mortgage Vice President and Sales Manager Patrick Marks. “Getting a mortgage is one of the biggest financial decisions people can make, which is why we wanted to provide something tangible like the STAR program to give special recognition and reward those who serve.”
Webster resident and teacher of the deaf Kristy Duncan was new to banking with Fairport Savings Bank.
“I was attracted to the STAR program because, unlike other mortgage lenders we considered, Fairport Savings Bank rewarded me for being a teacher in the community,” said Duncan.
Duncan also noted that she and her husband had already received a mortgage approval through another lender. Before making their final decision, they decided to meet with Fairport Mortgage Senior Loan Officer Debbie Valerino at the Penfield branch.
“After just one conversation with Debbie, we applied for a mortgage. It was quick, easy, and her whole team was highly professional. In a matter of days, we were approved and ready for closing. I cannot recommend Fairport Mortgage highly enough,” said Duncan.
What started as a one-location community savings bank in 1888 is now a company with five full-service branch locations, three mortgage offices, an ATM network, broad offerings of online and mobile banking e-services and two divisions — Fairport Wealth Management and FSB Insurance Agency for investments and insurance.