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    Mortgage Officer

    NMLS #: 1466211

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    Since 2013, with over a decade of banking experience at TEGFCU, Jeffrey “JJ” Shields has held several leadership roles. Quickly advancing into branch management-which enabled him to gain excellent skills in loan transactions, member relations, and team leadership. J.J. is known for outstanding service. You can count on him to look out for your specific interests and to keep you informed throughout the entire process from start to finish. He prides himself on his experience, honesty, and hands-on approach that shines through with each member he serves by over-communicating and taking extreme ownership. As a Mortgage Officer, his ability to make borrowers feel at ease makes homeownership a breeze.

    J.J. is a born and raised Dutchess and Orange County resident currently residing in Fishkill with his wife Rachel and their pug Zeke.

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    Why Choose TEGFCU for Your Mortgage?

    There’s no place like home. There’s no place like the Hudson Valley. And there’s no place like TEGFCU for your mortgage. We know that everyone’s needs are different when it comes to home financing. So, whether you are looking to purchase a primary residence, second home, or investment property or refinance to a lower rate, we will go the extra mile to find the best possible financing solution that is right for you.

    Great Competitive Rates

    Low Closing Costs

    Local, In-House Processing & Underwriting

    FREE Pre-Approvals

    We’re proud to be local, member-owned, and not-for-profit. When you buy your dream home, you can feel confident you’re getting a competitive interest rate from us. We believe that making a mortgage affordable means not surprising you with extra closing costs like some other lenders. Compare our closing cost to theirs.

    Discover the TEG Difference – our friendly, knowledgeable people. Our Mortgage Officers are here to answer any questions and help you through every step of what can be an intimidating process. We want you to enjoy the experience of finding the perfect home. Buy with confidence today and have peace of mind knowing that your loan will close quickly and easily.

    Conventional Mortgage & Refinance Rates

    Mortgage TypeRateAPRPoints
    30 Year Fixed6.375%6.526%1.000%
    20 Year Fixed6.125%6.321%1.000%
    15 Year Fixed6.125%6.351%0.875%

    APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rates effective as of 07/19/2024. All loans are subject to approval. APR assumes a $300,000 loan amount with escrows a FICO score of 760 or higher for a loan for an owner-occupied (primary residence), single-family dwelling in New York State with a loan-to-value ratio of 75% or less, and no cash-out.

    For example, a 30-year, $300,000 conforming mortgage with a fixed APR of 6.375% has an approximate payment amount of $1,871.61. Real estate taxes, insurance, and private mortgage insurance (if applicable) are not included; therefore the actual payment obligation will be greater. Your rate may vary based on your creditworthiness, loan amount, purpose, property type, occupancy, LTV, lock period, and other credit characteristics.

    All rates and terms are subject to change without notice. No rate is guaranteed without a valid rate lock. A point is equal to 1% of the loan amount’s balance. Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required on mortgages that exceed 75% loan-to-value (LTV). When refinancing, the maximum loan-to-value is 80% if you take cash out. Contact a TEG Mortgage Officer for further details. Other terms and conditions may apply.

    Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) Rates

    Mortgage TypeRateAPRPointsFirst CapSubsequent CapLifetime Cap
    5/6 SOFR ARM5.625%6.969%1.000%+/- 2.00%+/- 1.00%+/- 5.00%
    10/6 SOFR ARM5.875%6.614%1.000%+/- 5.00%+/- 1.00%+/- 5.00%

    APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rates effective as of 07/19/2024. All loans are subject to approval. APR assumes a $300,000 loan amount with a FICO score of 760 or higher for a loan for an owner-occupied (primary residence), single-family dwelling in New York State with a loan-to-value ratio of 75% or less. Rates on 5/6 ARMs are fixed for the first five years and subsequently subject to change bi-annually. Rates on 10/6 ARMS are fixed for the first ten years and subsequently subject to change bi-annually.

    For example, a 5/6 ARM at a fixed initial interest APR of 6.969% would initially be $2,123.38 or a 10/6 ARM at a fixed initial interest APR of 6.614%, would initially be $1,774.61, with each loan adjusting every six months after the initial term based on an index and margin. Real estate taxes, insurance, and private mortgage insurance (if applicable) are not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. After the initial fixed term, rates will adjust based on the index, Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), and a margin. Your rate may vary based on your creditworthiness, loan amount, purpose, LTV, lock period, and other credit characteristics.

    All rates and terms are subject to change without notice. No rate is guaranteed without a valid rate lock. A point is equal to 1% of the loan amount’s balance. Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required on mortgages that exceed 80% loan-to-value (LTV). Contact a TEG Mortgage Officer for further details. Other terms and conditions may apply.

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    Jeff was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of our interaction. Whenever we had concerns, he was easily able to put our minds at ease. We recommend him to anyone looking for the best in the business. He truly was awesome.

    Joe F.

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    I started the refinance process with Jeffery in July, and I thought it would be an easy process, but my mortgage co. was a nightmare refusing to send needed letters, and documents or correct their misinformation. Jeffery stepped in to help me straighten out their mistakes. He never gave up when he was told that I couldn’t refinance for another three months. He was able to turn a no into a yes. If you want someone who will fight for you every step of the way, it’s Jeffery. If you want a knowledgeable person, it’s Jeffery. I closed in October with a much lower interest rate. Thank you.

    Lilly N.

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    When life brings you challenges, talk to Jeff! As a first-time home buyer going through a stressful process with a few bumps in the road, Jeff made it feel almost stress-free. Just when I thought things were going to go downhill, Jeff took me off that ledge and made it happen! I thank Jeff For all his hard work and perseverance, ambition, and the friendly service I received in getting this loan… Working with this loan officer helped me realize the American dream is possible, challenges can be overcome, and you can do anything you want! Many blessings to Jeff and his staff and thank you for making my dreams come true!

    Melissa M.

    First Wednesday of Every Month at 5:30 PM. Attend virtually and receive $500 OFF closing costs!

    Pre-approved by another lender? TEG would like the opportunity to provide you with our own pre-approval decision so that you can compare, and to thank you for taking a second look we will give you $100.

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    Apply for a TEGFCU Mortgage

    To apply for a mortgage, you must either be a current member or become a member before closing. Membership is open to anyone (and their immediate families) who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester County, NY with an initial $5 deposit, as well as Members of the Dutchess County SPCA or Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam Inc which are headquartered in our field of membership. Also, if you are purchasing a primary residence in one of these counties you are eligible for membership.

    Apply for a TEGFCU Mortgage

    To apply for a mortgage, you must either be a current member or become a member before closing. Membership is open to anyone (and their immediate families) who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester County, NY with an initial $5 deposit, as well as Members of the Dutchess County SPCA or Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam Inc which are headquartered in our field of membership. Also, if you are purchasing a primary residence in one of these counties you are eligible for membership.

    We Do Business in Accordance with Federal Fair Lending Laws – Fair Housing Poster.

    Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Notice – The HMDA data about our residential mortgage lending are available for review. The data show: Geographic distribution of loans and applications Ethnicity, race, sex, and income of applicants and borrowers Information about loan approvals and denials. HMDA data for many other financial institutions are also available online. For more information, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website.

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