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Home Savings Club

Get up to $3,000* toward the purchase of your first home!

Purchasing your first home is a major financial milestone. With Five Star Bank’s Home Savings Club program, we recognize the hard work it takes to save for a down payment. For every $1 you save in a Home Savings Club account, Five Star Bank will grant $3 to you – up to $3,000* in total.

Program highlights:

  • Open a dedicated savings account for the purchase of your first home
  • Develop savings discipline by making deposits over a 10-24 month period
  • Funds saved and funds granted can be used toward down payment and closing costs
  • Complete a homeownership course from an approved provider
Pair your Home Savings Club savings with one of our Five Star Bank Home Mortgage specialty programs to further your financial potential. NOTE: This savings account must be a dedicated savings account used for meeting your agreed-upon Home Savings Club goal.

To be eligible for the program, you must:
  • Be a first-time home buyer
  • Have a total qualifying income of 80% or below of the Area Median Income for your residence county
  • Reside in New York State

Please contact a Mortgage Originator to enroll in the Home Savings Club Program. Your Mortgage Originator will help you determine your savings goal for the program, complete an enrollment profile, and more. 

Once eligibility is confirmed, you will receive a Five Star Bank Home Savings Club approval letter through email from our program administrator. Take this letter to any Five Star Bank branch to open your dedicated Home Savings Club account. For more information, read our Steps to Savings document.

*Five Star Bank will provide up to a $3,000.00 lender credit at the time of closing that may be used towards down payment and closing costs. Total value of credit is determined by the total savings account balance at the time of mortgage closing. Five Star Bank will match $3.00 for every $1.00 saved up to $3,000.00 in total.

To qualify for the Five Star Bank Home Savings Club program, you must: 1) consult with a Five Star Bank Mortgage Loan Originator to verify eligibility into the program; 2) open a Home Savings Club Account at your local branch; and 3) satisfy all minimum monthly deposit requirements of the Home Savings Club program. Account must be opened at a Five Star Bank branch location. Other terms and restrictions apply.