Obtain a construction loan to build your home.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Maximum LTVs Construction loan:
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 are needed to get an appraisal of the future construction and land value.
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.
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.
Please enter the cost of the construction project you are planning.
Enter the expected appraised value of the home built and land when your construction is complete.
This is the calculated required down payment to receive the loan.
This is the calculated loan amount for your project.
enter the expected interest rate for your loan and calculate your total interest.
Number of months you expect your construction project to take to complete.
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.
The final interest-only payment during construction is calculated as an interest-only payment for the maximum loan amount.
The principal and interest monthly payment for the remainder of the 30-year term of the loan.