AFSCME member Sherri Miller lucked out when she discovered the union-owned Union Plus Mortgage Company in the middle of her home search last year. As a first-time homebuyer, she felt she was in good hands with their thoughtful customer service and special union member benefits, including hardship mortgage assistance. "I've been telling everybody about Union Plus Mortgage Company," she says.
Chicago-area resident Sherri Miller has been an Illinois state employee and an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31, Local 1006 member for the last 20 years.
She says, "I really love my union!"
Last year, Miller got a Union Plus email about Union Plus Mortgage Company in the middle of her home search and ended up choosing them as her mortgage provider.
"It was great timing," Miller recalls. "It was like someone was reading my mind."
The Union Plus Mortgage Program, with financing available through Union Plus Mortgage Company, is available for all eligible union members. The Union Plus Mortgage Company is union-owned and staffed by knowledgeable loan officers.
For qualifying members, there are special benefits for first-time homebuyers as well as:
- A $500 gift card after closing for purchasing or refinancing a home
- Special mortgage payment assistance from Union Plus in the event of income loss due to unemployment, disability, strike, lockout or furlough.
"This was my first home purchase, and it was a great experience," Miller says. "The process was really, really easy. They were patient, they were helpful, and whenever I had questions, they were always available."
Miller was especially appreciative of the flexibility of communicating with her Union Plus Mortgage Company contacts.
"They were really considerate of my time," she says. "With my job, I have to be on the phones all day. If they needed me, they would text me or email me. It made it all a lot easier and took a lot of stress off this whole process."
Now that she's settled into her home and has even refinanced it once – again through Union Plus Mortgage Company – Miller is spreading the word.
"I've been telling everybody about Union Plus Mortgage Company," she says.
To learn more about Union Plus Mortgage Company, call 855 UNION 27 (855-864-6627) or visit unionplusmortgage.com.
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The AFL-CIO, Union Privilege and a group of unions own Union Plus Mortgage Company and will benefit if you get your loan through the company. However, you are not required to use Union Plus Mortgage for your loan and are free to shop. For your Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure Statement, please visit www.unionplusmortgage.com. Union Plus Mortgage Company has a services agreement with Union Privilege in which Union Privilege receives a financial benefit for providing agreed upon services. The NMLS Consumer Access Website is: http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org. NMLS Number 1561829