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To apply for a construction loan you will need all the documentation that you need for any other type of mortgage application;*Income- Most recent 30 days of pay stubs and last 2 years of W-2's. If you are self employed, write off any income, and/or own any other real estate, add your 2 most rece...
04/09/2018
Pole barn homes, container homes, geodesic domes, quonset hut homes, I've had calls about all kinds of odd building types. Unfortunately you can't use the FHA/VA Construction to Perm loan for any of these. The program exists to help build homes that are mainstream, not unique or special. Sorry, n...
04/06/2018
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As work is completed on your new home inspections will be done by the lender. These inspections are normally performed by the appraiser and are done to confirm that work was completed so funds can be disbursed to the builder (aka "draw").   Several times during the building process your home will...
04/05/2018
With the Great Depression not far behind us, I'm taking calls from a number of people that have experienced a bankruptcy. These potential borrowers are going to have to wait 2 years from the date of their discharge to qualify for a FHA or VA loan, 4 years for a conventional. So the first thing yo...
04/04/2018
There use to be a time, many years ago, that if you wanted to borrow money to build a home you had to get a construction only loan. Once the home was completed you had to refinance that construction loan into your end or permanent financing. You paid 2 sets of fees, fill out 2 applications, quali...
04/03/2018
Sooner or later almost every client I work with asks me, "How much am I pre-approved for?".Please keep in mind that borrowers are pre-approved for a payment, not a loan amount. You might be approved for a $200,000 purchase in a low tax area but get turned down for a $190,000 loan in a high tax ar...
04/02/2018
So you checked your credit scores online and you're good to go. You apply for your mortgage and are told that the scores your lender got are significantly different from the ones you got. How could that be?What you may not know is that there are many credit scoring "models". Think about this, you...
03/31/2018
There's no way around it, construction loan rates are a little higher than purchase loan rates. Construction loans are more work and more risk for the lender. Not to mention that the end loan rate has to be locked all the way to completion of the project. That can take 6 to 9 months or longer. Co...
03/30/2018
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A modular builder I know made a posting on Facebook about being asked "What's your cost per square foot?". There are just so many variables in this question, the answer is pretty useless. Does it include land costs? Site development? How large is the kitchen? I have a similar pet peeve, the cost ...
03/29/2018
Many of the clients I work with have been gifted their land or purchased it some time ago. But others are looking for the site for their new home. Here are some thoughts and steps you should take before putting an offer in on a lot. *Visit the local Building Department- Every city/township has a ...
03/28/2018
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