Construction Loans for Your Next Home Purchase

Home under construction in Colorado thanks to a construction loan

You have searched the MLS and been to 100 open houses. You have seen every floor plan available in the neighborhoods you want. You even do the extensive research to make sure you are being offered the best price for the home. These are great and effective ways in going about your next home purchase, however none of these options are more rewarding then having the home built exactly the way you want it. Construction loans will be something you will want to explore.

A Construction loan will give you the funds you need to build your home, the way it was intended to be, exactly the way you want it. From initial builder plans, to purchasing the land lot, there are many steps in the Construction loan process that you need to pay attention to.

Here are some basic steps to give you an overview of how a construction loan works.

1. Buyer meets with architect to get plans to build for the home

2. Buyer acquires Land Lot usually through financing or cash.

3. Plans are given to General Contractor to build home

4. Loan is given to buyer based upon LTC, or Loan To Cost -Loan is Usually a 6, 9 or 1 year term in an effort to give the General Contractor enough time to build.

After the construction loan, you will get your permanent financing issued. This usually is a onetime close, where you do not have to go through the pre-qualification process again, and pay another set of closing costs.

The amount of money to build the home in relation to what it is worth. For example, an LTC of 80%, means that the home lender will lend 80 %.

A $500,000 appraised home that costs $400,000 to build will have an 80% LTC. In this scenario, the borrower is taking advantage of the low costs of wholesale construction, and can actually move into the home, if built correctly and on time, into an equity position.

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  1. FHA  – One time close that will utilize the land acquisition as an equity position to calculate loan to value. Normal minimum FHA rules apply with regards to a minimum 3.5% down payment and county loan limits will vary.
  2. VA – One time close with ZERO down with a valid Certificate of Eligibility from the VA. County loan amount limits will vary
  3. USDA – One time close with ZERO down. Will need to make sure address is USDA compliant by clicking here.
  4. CONVENTIONAL/JUMBO/COMMERCIAL – These will be looked at by a case by case basis.
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Hello, my name is Brian Quigley and I have been in the Denver mortgage industry since 2003. I have been fortunate enough to choose this very rewarding mortgage broker career and help thousands of borrowers over the years. Customer satisfaction is important to me most, and getting my clients to the closing table smoothly. Read More…


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Over the past 5 years I have been working with Brian Quigley and as far as loan officers/brokers go, Brian is one of the best in the business. He consistently is going above and beyond for each and every one of his clients. With a vast array of loan programs to choose from, his clients are given the most options. With the knowledge that he has in this industry, every client that walks through his door can feel confident that they will be given the best personalized advice that will enable them to help them reach their goals. Apart from advice his knowledge helps to ensure that the entire loan process is smooth as possible. He truly is someone who fights for his clients and is passionate about helping them. I would recommend Brain to anyone looking for a construction loan, mortgage, or refinance in Colorado!