In a Nutshell
- Apply and submit forms directly online
- No SSN needed to get pre-approved rates
- Wide range of loan options
- No rates without filling out a quote request
- No loans above $1.5m
- Not licensed in New York State
AmeriSave at a Glance
Direct lender or marketplace?
|Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA mortgages|
|10-30 years; 5/1, 7/1, or 10/1 ARM|
Minimum Down Payment:
|3% for conventional|
|Minimum Credit Score:||620+ for most loans|
|When you need a straightforward loan application|
AmeriSave is a major lender, with a variety of loan options for purchasing and refinancing. These include conventional loans, jumbo loans, and government-backed loans such as FHA, VA, and USDA loans. With each loan, you get a choice between fixed or variable rate and flexible repayment terms of 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years. Interest rates are competitive, and AmeriSave offers a range of calculators and tools to help you make an informed borrowing choice.
This lender is great for straightforward applications. If you have all your paperwork in order and know where you’re buying/refinancing, then AmeriSave can help you get this done quickly. However, if you have any doubts over your purchase/refinance, there is a risk, because of the $500 cancellation fee reported by some applicants.
Types of Loans/Products
AmeriSave offers a selection of loans for purchase and refinance. While its menu isn’t quite as extensive as the biggest lenders, it does offer all the most common types of loans – most of them with competitive starting APRs.
Here’s the full breakdown of purchase options:
- Conforming loans with minimum 20% down payment
- Jumbo loan, with loan amounts as high as $1.5 million
- FHA, VA, and USDA loans, according to the usual rules
And here are the refinance options:
- Conventional rate-and-term refinance
- Cash-out refinance
The Application Process
Potential borrowers can start the application via AmeriSave’s website, or over the phone or live chat with a licensed loan originator. The great thing about the AmeriSave service is it serves prospective home buyers too. You can apply based on what you’re looking for; you don’t have to have found a home yet to apply.
To begin the process online, you’ll need to fill out a short application form that takes about 3-5 minutes to complete. This includes details about yourself, where you live, what type of home you are purchasing/refinancing, type of property, and identifying details such as social security number.
If you apply online AmeriSave will run a hard credit query before pre-approval. However, you always have the option of speaking directly with a licensed loan originator and having them run a soft credit query to determine your eligibility.
After receiving your pre-approved rate, you can go ahead and complete the rest of the process online. AmeriSave offers the option of securely uploading your documents to the portal and even e-signing them to expedite the process.
Rates and Terms
With AmeriSave you get to choose between five different repayment terms: 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years. You can take a fixed-rate mortgage or an ARM with 5/1, 7/1, or 10/1 options. One downside to AmeriSave’s service is that it doesn’t advertise rates. To see your rate, you’ll need to go through the whole pre-approval process described above. Generally speaking, AmeriSave’s interest rates are higher than average. However, it charges less on origination and other closing costs, so its APRs are competitive overall.
Help & Support
To get in touch with AmeriSave, simply call or start a live chat online with a licensed loan originator. The company’s call centers are available toll-free Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET. The company can handle the whole application and approval process by phone, and many customers do prefer this option. The support staff are well trained and able to answer our questions promptly and effectively. However, email responses can take between one and two business days. Customers can also find answers directly on AmeriSave’s website, which features an informative FAQ section.
Thanks to a fully in-house process and a variety of loan options, AmeriSave is a good choice for customers seeking a mortgage. The company offers both traditional mortgages and several government-backed loan options. More importantly, its variety of loan repayment terms give borrowers the flexibility to find the right choice for their impending home purchase or home refinance. A straightforward application process also helps customers close on their homes more quickly.
What is AmeriSave Advantage? In 2016, AmeriSave launched its real estate assistance and rewards program, AmeriSave Advantage. This program helps customers access a network of local real estate agents. After the transaction is complete, the customer may receive cashback of up to around 0.5% on the sale price, e.g. $1,300 off a $300,000 home purchase.
Does AmeriSave offer local expertise? According to AmeriSave, it employs 500+ mortgage professionals around the country. It has a presence in every state except New York, where it isn’t licensed to do business.
Does AmeriSave really not charge loan origination fees? Correct. However, its interest rates are slightly above average, so the end result is that its APRs are competitive but not world-beating. Note that it does charge other common closing fees, including those mandated by law for government-backed loans.
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
3525 Piedmont Rd NE
8 Piedmont Center, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30305