Homebuying Journey


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A Better Way to Start Your
Homebuying Journey

When you are buying a new home and looking for a mortgage loan, make Credit Union 1 your first stop. CU1 has partnered with Orchard Realty, a real estate brokerage that offers a rewards program with valuable resources to help you buy your home1.

The Orchard Realty Concierge Team consists of licensed real estate professionals who provide quality guidance and white glove service ushering you through your home buying journey2. When you work with Orchard Realty, you may be eligible for a rebate of up to 0.5% of the purchase price of the home, one of the best buyer rewards in the industry3.

Orchard Realty is fully integrated with your digital mortgage application experience. If you indicate that you are not currently working with a real estate agent, Orchard Realty’s Concierge Team will  surface 3 real estate agents with experience in the type of home you’re looking for, serving your particular area, after you submit the application. This is a free, no-obligation service — you are free to choose to work with any other agent of your choice.


Let your loan officer know or call the Blend Realty Concierge at 844.515.9880.


Start with a free mortgage loan pre-approval4 | Understanding how much home you can afford before you start shopping will give you the best shopping experience.

  • One tap pre-approval in about 3 minutes
  • Enjoy a guided, personalized step-by-step process
  • Stay on track with a personalized checklist
  • Track loan status 24/7
  • Receive notices when key milestones are achieved
  • Link to key financial accounts
  • Easily upload tax returns, pay stubs and other key documents

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1Blend Brokerage, Inc. dba Blend Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage (CA DRE #02101769; additional licenses) and will receive compensation in connection with the purchase and sale of real estate. See the Terms of Use for additional information regarding Blend Realty. Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

2The agent matching service is provided by Blend Realty, a real estate brokerage specializing in home-buying services. Blend Realty and its agents are not affiliated with Credit Union 1.

3The rebate offer is not available where prohibited by state law or in states where this program is not available. Transactions in Alaska and Oklahoma are not eligible for a cashback rebate through this program. In Kansas and Tennessee, you may only receive a gift card. In Mississippi, New Jersey, and Oregon, you may receive a commission credit or seller credit at closing. This program is not available in Iowa or outside the United States.

4Rates, terms and conditions are subject to change and may vary based on creditworthiness, qualifications, and collateral conditions. All loans subject to approval.

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