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Articles, Updates, and Guidelines

The One-Time Close Construction-to-Permanent Loan is a secure, government-backed mortgage program available for one-unit stick-built primary residences, new manufactured housing for primary residences (no singlewides), and modular homes. Our articles and updates are presented to keep you informed on loan guidelines, program changes, and topics to help you build and get financing for your own home.

What You Need to Know About VA Construction Loans

Comparatively speaking, buying an existing home is a faster process than building on your own land. But a VA construction mortgage gives you the ability to approve the design for your home, which makes the wait worth it for many borrowers. What do you need to know about this process?

VA One-Time Close Construction Loans for Military Officers

The biggest hurdle for some home buyers is the down payment. VA construction loans allow zero down, and borrowers who receive or are eligible to receive VA compensation for service-connected disabilities are allowed to apply for an exemption to the VA loan funding fee.

The Base Home Sales Price for One-Time Close Loans

What is the base home sale price? If you are interested in building a home on your own lot using a One-Time Close construction loan, this is a term you should be familiar with; construction loans are different from purchase loans for a variety of reasons but one big one is how the cost of the mortgage is calculated.

One-Time Close Facts for First-Time Buyers

Sometimes half the battle in deciding what type of home loan to apply for is knowing what you really want out of your home. As in, do you need a home designed and built from the ground up on your own lot instead of purchasing someone else’s house?

Construction Loans for New Borrowers

Did you know that even as a first time borrower, you may be eligible for a One-Time Close construction loan that allows the borrower to build a home on their own lot rather than buying an existing house?

How One-Time Close Loans Differ From Existing Construction Loans

The FHA One-Time Close construction loan, the VA equivalent of it, USDA construction loans, and even conventional construction mortgages all have features that make them different than existing construction loans.

Build a House on Your Own Land

FHA home loan rules in HUD 4000.1 include a section titled “Building on Own Land”.  Are you interested in having a house built for you on your own lot instead of having to choose from existing construction housing?

Are There Loan Limits for One-Time Close Loans?

Is there really a construction loan that lets you build a house on your own lot with no loan limit? Believe it or not, such a loan DOES exist. It’s the VA Construction Loan, which can be offered as an OTC mortgage featuring only one mortgage application and loan closing date.

Start Early, Save More, and Prepare for Your Construction Loan

There are VA, FHA, and even USDA One-Time Close loans, and whichever type you choose, you have the advantage of a government-backed mortgage with a lower down payment requirement (3.5% minimum) than non-government-backed mortgages.

How FICO Scores Affect One-Time Close Loan Approvals

One-Time Close loans are offered to qualified home buyers (first-time buyers or experienced home owners) who want to build a home on their own land. One-Time Close (OTC) mortgages allow you to build from the ground up instead of buying an existing home.

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