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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a veteran house hunter, our local mortgage lenders will help you find your way home.

Key Features

  • Competitive Rates
  • Quick Decisions
  • Local Processing
  • Competitive rates for home purchase, refinance, or construction
  • Available for primary residence, second homes, vacation homes, or investment properties
  • A variety of financing programs available:
    • First-time homebuyer specials
    • Fixed-rate mortgages
    • Construction Loans
  • Expert Mortgage Loan Officers available to assist with your home financing needs
  • Free pre-qualification for extra confidence when buying your home
  • Refinance your current home to potentially lower your rate, access your equity, and much more
  • Accommodating repayment terms that fit your budget
  • Quick, local decision-making and processing right here in Central New York
  • Attentive, friendly service from start to finish

Find a Mortgage Officer 

Solvay Bank Mortgage Center

There’s a lot involved with buying a home. We’ll help you make sense of it all. Visit our mortgage center to locate a loan officer, review unfamiliar terms, and access additional mortgage resources.

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A mortgage pre-qualification is the first step in the homebuying process. Use a mortgage pre-qualification to understand exactly what kind mortgage you’ll be able to afford — before you begin your house hunt.

Solvay Bank offers online mortgage pre-qualification that takes minutes to complete. Click the “Apply Now” button to get started.

Homebuyer Dream Program 

Earn a Grant to help with the purchase of your home

At Solvay Bank, we want to help make buying a home an attainable goal for everyone. For many, saving for a down payment and closing costs is the main challenge. With the Solvay Bank Homebuyer Dream Program, you can receive a grant up to $10,000 for your home’s down payment, closing costs, and homeownership counseling costs! Funds are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Requirements for the Solvay Bank Homebuyer Dream Program

  • The Solvay Bank Homebuyer Dream Program is available if you: 
  • Are a first-time homebuyer or have not owned a home in the last three years (single parents and displaced homemakers are eligible to apply at any time)
  • Reside and purchase a home in FHLBNY’s district which includes New York State
  • Meet income eligibility requirements, including a household income at or below 80% of the median income in the county where you are purchasing a home
  • Provide at least $1,000 down payment towards the purchase of the home
  • Complete a homeownership counseling program
  • Qualify for and obtain a mortgage at Solvay Bank

Get Started Today

  1. Make an appointment with a Mortgage Loan Officer. At your appointment, if qualified, you’ll sign the Enrollment Terms & Conditions which outlines the program requirements. You will also need to bring:
    • Most recent 30 days of pay verification (paystubs, Sch. C, SSI, etc.)
    • Last 2 years’ FEDERAL tax returns
    • Last 2 years’ W-2s for all employment
    • Most recent Bank Statements/Asset Accounts (two months for each account)
  2. Complete an approved Solvay Bank Homebuyer Dream Program homebuyer counseling course. The course can answer questions about the home buying process and prepare you for purchasing a home.
  3. Qualify for a Solvay Bank mortgage. Your Mortgage Loan Officer will guide you through this process. At closing, you will also sign a subordinate mortgage for the Solvay Bank Homebuyer Dream Program grant. Your grant term is forgiven after five years; however, if your home is sold prior to five years, under certain circumstances, you may have to repay all or a portion of the grant.

Easy: We provide assistance to help you obtain a generous grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of NY (FHLBNY) to use toward your home’s down payment and closing costs.

Smart: A great way for qualifying first-time homebuyers to realize their homeownership dream.

To learn more about the Solvay Bank Homebuyer Dream Program contact a Solvay Bank Mortgage Loan Officer today at 315-484-2205 or [email protected]

Homebuyer’s Assistance Program

Eligible individuals can receive a Buyer’s Credit of up to $1,250 toward closing costs when purchasing a home in Onondaga County and obtaining mortgage financing at Solvay Bank.


In order to qualify for the Solvay Bank Homebuyer’s Assistance Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a total household income of 80% or less of median area income for Onondaga County
  • Purchase and maintain a home as a primary residence in Onondaga County
  • Qualify for and obtain mortgage financing through Solvay Bank
  • Agree to sign a three-year Recapture Clause at the time of closing

There are a limited number of Buyer’s Credits available.

HomeReady™ Mortgage Program

This low down payment mortgage is designed to help serve today’s creditworthy low-income borrowers.

To find out if you qualify, please contact one of our Mortgage Loan Officers at 315-484-2205.

Onondaga County Homeownership Program

The Onondaga County Homeownership Program purchases, rehabilitates, and sells single-family homes at a subsidized price to qualifying homebuyers. As a partner lender in in this Program, we offer mortgage financing options to qualified applicants. Onondaga County determines the eligibility for the grant.