Union Plus Mortgage Company Proves Perfect Equation for Math-Loving Postal Worker
Kristen Branca earned a bachelor’s degree in math and decided to teach. She soon realized it was not the right career path for her. Then, a family member in the United States Postal Service (USPS) recommended she try letter carrying.
“I love it,” said Branca. “It’s independent, I’m outside and I can be really goal oriented with myself.”
Branca is a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Branch 2572, in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia. She has a solid relationship with her union.
“I know my union reps well, and it’s a good community of postal workers,” said Branca. “They’ve been great to me, and they look out for all of their employees.”
As she began walking her mail route from house to house, and knew the USPS was going to be the stable, fun job she envisioned, she accelerated her goal to purchase her own home. It’s a moment she’d been working toward since adolescence.
Branca also knew where to turn first for such a major, life-changing purchase.
“After I found the house I wanted, I went straight to Union Plus,” said Branca. “It was literally a five-minute conversation. The Union Plus Mortgage Company representative took my information, I told him what I was willing to pay for the house, and I was pre-approved on the spot.”
Branca didn’t stop there. She went ahead and shopped for other loans. No one could touch Union Plus Mortgage Company.
“No one could come close to Union Plus,” she said. “And because I had a big enough down payment, they shared closing costs, and it all happened so fast.”
For qualifying members, special benefits for first-time homebuyers as well as:
- A $500 gift card after closing for purchasing or refinancing a home
- Special hardship mortgage assistance from Union Plus in the event of income loss due to disability, unemployment or strike/lockout.
For more information, visit unionplusmortgage.com.
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.
Only union members of participating unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, their parents and children who receive a mortgage from the Union Plus Mortgage Company are eligible for the mortgage assistance program.
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