First-time Homebuyer Savings account disclosures, rates and fees

First-time Homebuyer Savings account
Effective Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019
AccountMinimum balance to earn dividends*Dividend rateAnnual Percentage Yield (APY)
First-time Homebuyer Savings account $100.00 0.20% 0.20%
Minimum balance to open a First-time Homebuyer Savings account is $5.00.

 

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First-time Homebuyer Savings account features

  • No monthly fees

  • NCUA insured up to $250,000

  • Offers State of Oregon tax advantages for qualified savers

  • Offers an easy way to save for a first-time home purchase in Oregon

  • Funds may be used for the following items:

    • Down Payment

    • Closing Costs

    • Realtor Fees

    • Appraisal Costs

    • Loan Origination fees

First-time Homebuyer Savings account disclosure

There is a limit of one First-time Homebuyer Savings account per member. A First-time Homebuyer Savings account can be opened anytime from now until December 31, 2026. Deposits can be made up to 10 years after the account is opened, or until the account holder(s) purchase a house, whatever comes first. If funds are not used to purchase a home, a five percent penalty may be imposed by the Oregon Department of Revenue, and other tax consequences would apply. The deductible contribution limits and penalties are set by the Oregon Department of Revenue and are subject to change by the Oregon Department of Revenue.

The Credit Union is not responsible or liable for:

  • Determining or ensuring that an account satisfies the requirement to be a First-time Homebuyer Savings account.

  • Determining or ensuring that the funds in a First-time Homebuyer Savings account are used for eligible costs.

  • Reporting or remitting taxes or penalties related to the use of a First-time Homebuyer Savings account. Please consult your tax advisor or the Oregon Department of Revenue for the complete rules governing this account and any potential tax benefits.

It is the member’s responsibility to know if he/she qualifies for tax advantages of a First-time Homebuyer Savings account. The member should refer to a tax professional for specific tax implications. For more information and detailed requirements, visit the Oregon Department of Revenue website at https://www.oregon.gov/dor/programs/individuals/pages/first-homebuyers.aspx.

On or before January 31st of each year, Oregon State Credit Union will provide the account holder a certificate containing the date the account was created, the name of the accountholder(s), the amount of funds contributed to the account during the tax year, the amount of the funds withdrawn from the account during the tax year and any other information required by the Oregon Department of Revenue.

First-time Homebuyer Savings account Truth in Savings disclosure

This disclosure includes Truth in Savings information and certain transaction information regarding your Oregon State Credit Union First-time Homebuyer Savings account. Terms and conditions set forth in the Oregon State Credit Union Membership and Account Agreement, Electronic Fund Transfer Agreement and Disclosure, and Account Rate and Fee Schedule also apply to the First-time Homebuyer Savings account.

Rate information

The Dividend Rate and Annual Percentage Yield may change monthly as determined by the Board of Directors. The Annual Percentage Yield is a percentage rate that reflects the total amount of dividends to be paid on an account based on the dividend rate and frequency of compounding for an annual period. Accounts closed prior to crediting dividends will not receive accrued dividends. The dividend rate and Annual Percentage Yield are set forth in the Rates and Fees page.

Nature of dividends

Dividends are paid from current income and available earnings after required transfers to reserves at the end of the dividend period. The Dividend Rate and Annual Percentage Yield set forth in the Account Rate and Fee Schedule are the prospective rates that the Credit Union anticipates paying for the dividend period. The dividend period begins on the first calendar day of the month and ends on the last calendar day of the month. Dividends begin to accrue on cash and noncash (e.g., checks) deposits on the business day you make the deposit to your account. If you close your account before accrued dividends are credited, accrued dividends will not be paid. Dividends are compounded and credited monthly.

Balance information

Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method, which applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day. The average daily balance is determined by adding the full amount of principal in the account for each day of the period and dividing that figure by the number of days in the period. There is a $5 minimum opening balance required on First-time Homebuyer Savings accounts.

Transaction limitations

It is the member’s responsibility to know if he/she qualifies for an Oregon First-time Homebuyer Saving account and to use the funds for qualified homeownership expenses. The member should refer to the Oregon Department of Revenue additional details or a tax professional for specific tax implications. Federal Regulation D limits pre-authorized, automatic telephone transfers and online transfers to another account of yours or to a third party in any amount to no more than six per calendar month. If you exceed these limitations, the transfer may be refused or returned and your account may be subject to a fee or be closed.

 

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