Construction Loan Calculator

Obtain a construction loan to build your home.

Construction Loan Calculator Estimated Construction Loan Payments

Construction loans can be confusing and vary quite a bit so it’s important you experiment with loan calculators to see various closing costs and total interest paid forecasts.

Construction Loan Calculator Construction Loan terms

We have a lot of experience with construction loans and more than one loan calculator to help you. We also have loan officers ready to assist you and a credit decision can be fast! the loan term you choose will be the loan term right for you and your family!

Do You Own The Land?

Please let us know if you already own the property. If you’ve owned your property for more than a year then you can likely use that new equity that you’ve established. If you’ve owned for less than a year then likely your equity is determined by the loan balance – the sales price.

Are you under contract to buy land?

If so you have 2 options. If you don’t have a builder and plans and won’t by your land closing date then you better make sure you can pay cash for the land or have a land loan already lined up. If you’re just reading this and in this situation then see if the seller is flexible in the closing date so that maybe you can get a builder and plans and use the VA construction loan one time close to buy the land and build.

Land Loan Calculator

First, determine if you can combine your land and construction loan. If you can’t you’re probably looking for the most common term for land loans in the US which is 3 to 5 years. The land is considered to be a riskier investment than a home, so lenders are more likely to require a shorter repayment period. Further, land loans often have higher interest rates than home mortgages. Security America Mortgage doesn’t do land loans unless they are wrapped into a one-time close construction loan.

There are some lenders that offer land loans with longer terms, up to 10 or 15 years. However, these loans are typically more difficult to qualify for and may have higher interest rates.

The specific term of a land loan will depend on a number of factors, including the borrower’s credit score, the amount of the loan, and the location of the land. It is important to shop around and compare rates from different lenders before choosing a land loan.

Here are some other factors that can affect the term of a land loan:

  • The purpose of the loan. If the land is being purchased for investment purposes, the lender may require a shorter term than for residential purposes.
  • The location of the land matters. Land in more desirable areas may be eligible for longer terms. A land loan in a rural area lacking comparables might create more risk so take that in mind when using a land loan calculator.
  • The borrower’s credit score can affect the monthly payment. A borrower with a good credit score may be able to qualify for a longer-term loan with a lower interest rate.

If you are considering a land loan, it is important to understand the terms and conditions of the loan before you sign docs. You should also be prepared to provide the lender with documentation of your income, assets, and debt just like on a home loan with us.

Price Of Property/Land

If you don’t own the property (or land) please enter the price you will pay to purchase it. Remember with one-time close construction loans that if you want to close on land and construction at the same time then you need to make sure you have a builder and plans within your land loan closing date.

LTV – Loan to Value for Construction loans

Maximum LTVs Construction loan:

  • FHA construction loan: 96.5%
  • VA construction loan: 100% not including VA funding fee
  • USDA construction loan: 100% of market value 
  • Conventional: Up to 97% when combined with Home Possible® or HomeOne®

Choosing a builder

If you’re looking for a VA one-time close construction loan then you need a registered VA builder that is approved by us/your lender. Check out our builder map to see VA-approved and registered Builders.

Final Plans

Final plans are needed to get an appraisal of the future construction and land value.

Land Payment calculator

First determine if you want to buy land separately and then build later or if you are buying your land and constructing on it with a VA one-time close construction loan, USDA construction loan, FHA construction loan, or conventional construction loan.

VA Land Loan

You can get a land loan through VLB/Texas Veterans Land Board if you’re in Texas and qualify. Or you can use a local bank or combine your land with your construction loan for a permanent VA One time close construction loan. Texas VA loans are our specialty but if you aren’t ready to buy a home or build a home and just want the land now then we highly recommend talking to the VLB.

Cost Of Construction Project for your Dream home

Please enter the cost of the construction project you are planning.

Value Of The Home Built And Land When Completed

Enter the expected appraised value of the home built and land when your construction is complete.

Down Payment

This is the calculated required down payment to receive the loan.

Loan Amount

This is the calculated loan amount for your project.

Interest Rate

enter the expected interest rate for your loan and calculate your total interest.

Length Of Project (Months)

Number of months you expect your construction project to take to complete.

Initial Interest-Only Payment on Construction to permanent loans

The initial interest-only payment is calculated as an interest-only payment of the maximum loan minus the cost of construction. Interest-only payments are for temp to perm loans and they aren’t a va one-time close construction loan. In this case, you will have 2 closings, 2 sets of closing costs, and interest rate volatility based on market conditions and after the home is built you can choose permanent financing like the VA loan, Conventional loan, FHA loan, etc.

Final Interest-Only Payment

The final interest-only payment during construction is calculated as an interest-only payment for the maximum loan amount.

Principal And Interest Payment

The principal and interest monthly payment for the remainder of the 30-year term of the loan.

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