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Buy a Home Now, Get a Lower Rate Later

Buy a Home Now, Get a Lower Rate Later

With our no-refi rate drop, you can buy now, and if rates drop later, you could lower your rate then.1

VA Loans

Interest as low as 5.500%

APR as low as 6.196%

Conventional Fixed Rate

Interest as low as 5.625%

APR as low as 5.820%

Why Choose Navy Federal for Your Mortgage?

We have a loan option for you and special features to make sure you get a great deal. 

  • Preapprovals in seconds
  • No-refi rate drop—buy now, and you could get a lower rate later1
  • Special Freedom Lock—your rate is protected3
  • VA Loan expertise—we're a top lender!4
  • Loan options with no down payment5
  • No PMI required
  • Rate match guarantee6

See What Our Members Have to Say 

"Our experience was phenomenal. The customer satisfaction was off the charts. We were so happy dealing with Navy Federal."7

-Navy Federal Member Richard

Use Our Mortgage Calculators to Crunch the Numbers

From estimating closing costs to deciding how much home you can afford, our calculators can help you make decisions about your mortgage.

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Get Up to $9,000 Cash Back With RealtyPlus® 8

Use RealtyPlus to choose a top-performing real estate agent in your area, and you could earn up to $9,000 cash back

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Visit Our Home Buying Center

Our Home Buying Center has everything you need to de-stress your next address. Learn about your loan options, the benefits of a Verified Preapproval letter and different ways you could save money.

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Expect Our Dedicated Service

Our best-in-class service doesn't end at closing. We'll be with you as long as you have your loan with us, providing the same first-class assistance you've come to expect. See how we performed in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study!

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Where Are You in Your Home-Buying Journey?

Whether you’re gathering information, estimating costs or preparing to fill out your application, we have the tools and resources you need.

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Mortgage Learning Center

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Homeowner Resources

Ready to Apply or Have a Question?

Stateside member reps are here for you 24/7. Reach us online, over the phone or at a branch. Contact us.

If you're ready to apply for a mortgage or want to check the status of your loan, please call us at 1-877-573-2324.

Mortgage FAQs

Yes, you must be a Navy Federal member before you apply for a mortgage. Learn about becoming a member.

After you submit your loan application, you may be instantly preapproved subject to further confirmation of details, if you meet the initial requirements. If that's the case, you'll be able to access your preapproval letter in the Documents section of HomeSquad. Keep in mind that we often need additional information after you submit your application. In that case, a home loan advisor will contact you in 1 to 2 business days to discuss next steps. Get more information about mortgage preapprovals here.

To estimate your monthly mortgage principal and interest payment amount, use our Mortgage Calculator. The payment estimate will be based on your home’s purchase price and the terms of your loan.

Yes, you could buy a home even if you have less-than-perfect credit. We can help you find the best available option for your situation. For more information, call us at 1-888-842-6328.

It typically takes 30 days to close on your mortgage once you’ve submitted all required paperwork and documents. However, closing times vary based on many factors, so check with your home loan advisor early in the process to better understand when you can expect to close.

If you're planning to refinance your home, closing times are estimated to take 30-45 days.

Yes, membership must be obtained by at least 1 borrower for initial loan approval. Any additional non-member borrower(s) must become a member as a condition of loan approval.

To understand the steps to obtaining a mortgage successfully, visit our Mortgage Loan Process page.

You can also check out all our Mortgage learning resources and articles.

We're always here to assist you on the phone, too, by calling 1-888-842-6328.



(a) To be eligible to exercise the no-refi rate drop (Rate Reduction) option and receive a reduction to the interest rate on your loan, you must meet all of the following criteria:

(1) Your loan is one of the following fixed-rate mortgage loan products: Homebuyers Choice, Military Choice, or 15- and 30-year Jumbo Fixed loans (collectively, “Covered Loan Products”) with Navy Federal Credit Union. Cash-out refinance transactions, however, are not eligible for the no-refi rate drop option.

(2) (A) You must contact us and request to exercise the no-refi rate drop option; (B) the reduced interest rate for your loan must be at least 0.25% lower than your existing rate when you request to exercise the no-refi rate drop option; (C) your loan must be current with no more than one monthly payment, which includes principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, that has been 30 days late or more within the last 6 months of your request; (D) you have made at least 6 consecutive monthly payments, which includes principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, on your loan since closing or the last time you exercised your no-refi rate drop option; (E) you do not have an active bankruptcy case pending or you have not filed for bankruptcy protection within 6 months prior to your request; (F) your loan is not in an active loss mitigation option, process, or consideration; and (G) you continue to own the property, notwithstanding successor-in-interest exceptions.

(b) You must pay a $250.00 fee each time that the no-refi rate drop option is exercised. There is no limit on the number of times the no-refi rate drop option can be exercised if all applicable criteria are met each time.

(c) Exercising the no-refi rate drop option will permanently reduce your interest rate, as well as the remaining principal and interest payments on your loan but will not modify any other terms contained in your loan documents, including the principal balance, maturity date, and additional amounts due for escrows as part of your monthly Periodic Payment under your Security Instrument.

(d) RATES AND TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. To exercise the no-refi rate drop option, you must contact Navy Federal. You are solely responsible for monitoring Navy Federal’s available rates and determining when to exercise the no-refi rate drop option, subject to the eligibility criteria identified above. Contact Navy Federal at 1-703-255-8665, Option 1, to check your eligibility and current rates. Navy Federal will only reduce the interest rate of a Covered Loan Product under the no-refi rate drop option if all applicable criteria are satisfied at time of your request to exercise the option. These terms and conditions do not constitute a commitment to lend, nor a guarantee that you will be approved for a mortgage loan from Navy Federal Credit Union.

(e) Choice loan products require a 1.00% origination fee, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in the interest rate; are subject to a funding fee of 1.75% of the loan amount; and the funding fee can be financed into the loan up to a maximum of 101.75% LTV, or the fee can be waived for a 0.375% increase in the interest rate. Purchase loans require no down payment. LTV restrictions apply to refinance loans. To be eligible for a Military Choice loan, at least one borrower must be Active Duty, reservist, or a Veteran.

(f) Payment examples:

A Military Choice loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 6.875% interest and 7.203% APR will have a monthly payment of $1,970. A Jumbo Military Choice loan of $800,000 for 30 years at 7.250% interest and 7.586% APR will have a monthly payment of $5,457. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval. Jumbo Military Choice loans are loan amounts above $766,550 up to $1,000,000. 

A Homebuyers Choice loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 7.000% interest and 7.331% APR will have a monthly payment of $1,995. A Jumbo Homebuyers Choice loan of $800,000 for 30 years at 7.375% interest and 7.713% APR will have a monthly payment of $5,525. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval. Jumbo Homebuyers Choice loans are loan amounts above $766,550 up to $1,000,000. 

A Jumbo Fixed loan of $800,000 for 30 years at 6.625% interest and 6.772% APR will have a monthly payment of $5,122. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval. Loans over a certain amount are called jumbo loans. In most states, mortgage loans greater than $766,550 are jumbo loans. In AK and HI, any loan over $1,149,825 is considered a jumbo loan.


$300,000 fixed-rate conventional mortgage for 30 years at 5.625% (5.820% APR) will result in a monthly payment of $1,726. 
$300,000 VA mortgage for 30 years at 5.500% (6.196% APR) will result in a monthly payment of $1,703.

Taxes and insurance not included; therefore the actual payment obligation will be greater. Includes a 1.00% loan origination fee, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in the interest rate. Discount points are included. Occupancy restriction applies. All loans subject to credit approval. Rate offer is "as low as" and effective 06/19/2024. Rates are subject to change. Conventional loan rates based on creditworthiness, so your rate may differ. For VA loans, all VA program requirements will apply. Navy Federal has no affiliation with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency.


Special Freedom Lock is available for new applications on purchase and refinance loans at no additional fee for a 60-day lock. You must request the Special Freedom Lock option during the initial lock request. You may request a lower rate no more than two (2) times, with a maximum cumulative interest rate reduction of 0.50%. You must monitor rates to decide when to exercise the option to lower the rate. All requests for a lower rate must occur at least seven (7) calendar days before closing.


Navy Federal Credit Union was included in 9 Best VA Lenders in March 2024 by


Product features subject to approval. Occupancy restriction applies. Subject to funding fee, which may be financed up to the maximum allowed loan amount. Conventional loans: 100% financing available for purchase loans only. VA loans: 100% financing subject to all VA program requirements. Navy Federal has no affiliation with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency.


Guarantee to receive rate match only applicable if all conditions are met. Available for purchase and refinance first mortgages. Certain product exclusions may apply. Loans utilizing the Lock and Shop program are not eligible. You must lock your rate with Navy Federal prior to submitting rate match request to qualify. A Loan Estimate and the rate lock disclosure from the competing lender must be received within 3 calendar days of locking with Navy Federal. The rate must be locked with the competing lender. The date of the Loan Estimate and the lock effective date with the competing lender must be within 3 calendar days of the rate lock with Navy Federal. Please note that no other documentation may be used to show competitors' terms. The terms of the competing loan must be identical to Navy Federal's loan; for example, a 30-year, fixed-rate product with mortgage insurance is not identical to a Navy Federal 30-year, fixed-rate product that does not have mortgage insurance. If the loan does not close within the commitment period, the rate match may be voided. NOTE: The initial Loan Estimate from a wholesale lender/broker is not an acceptable document for a rate match submission unless the Lender Information section on the Loan Estimate is completed. To receive $1,000, you must provide a signed, executed copy of the final Closing Disclosure and a copy of the final mortgage note within 30 calendar days of your loan closing with the original competing lender. Not valid if original loan terms or conditions change prior to closing. Once approved, $1,000 will be automatically deposited into your Navy Federal account within 30 calendar days of receiving the necessary documentation. Recipient is solely responsible for any personal tax liability arising out of this incentive.


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The program is only available for individual home purchases/sales in the contiguous US, Alaska, and Hawaii, excluding Iowa and all employer-sponsored relocations. You are not required to receive financing through Navy Federal Credit Union in order to receive the benefits of this program. The cash back is only available with the purchase or sale of your home through the use of a program-referred and -approved real estate agent, and is offered in most states, with the exception of Iowa, Alaska, and Oklahoma, and is not available in certain transactions with restricted agent commissions (including many new constructions, For Sale by Owner, or For Sale by iBuyer transactions). Your assigned agent can help you identify any transactions where the cash back would not be available. The amount of your cash back depends on the value of the property you are buying or selling. Obtaining the full $9,000 cash back requires transacting in a property valued at $3 million or greater. To calculate your potential cash-back amount, please visit the RealtyPlus website: The cash-back offer is limited to one cash back per property with no limit on the number of times you may use the program. In some states, a gift card or commission credit at closing may be provided in lieu of the cash back. In Kansas and Tennessee, a Mastercard® MAX gift card will be issued with preloaded points that are ready for spending at specified retail establishments after closing. State regulations in Kansas limit the dollar amounts and the type of incentive. In Mississippi, New Jersey, and Oregon, a commission reduction may be available at closing in lieu of cash back. Please check with the program coordinator for details. All real estate commissions are negotiable. Contact RealtyPlus for terms and conditions. Seller listing fees apply. This program is offered, in part, by Anywhere Leads Inc., which may receive a co-operative brokerage fee as a result of a referral to any affiliated real estate companies, including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, Coldwell Banker®, Century 21®, ERA® Real Estate, and Corcoran. Program terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. This is an advertisement and not a solicitation for agent representation if your property is currently listed with an agent. Anywhere Leads Inc., 175 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. Licensed broker in the state of Texas. Broker license #9009191.