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VA and FHA One-Time Close Construction Loans

Homebuyers can have a brand new home built specifically for their needs, rather than settling on an older home.

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One-Time Close Loan Benefits

Shopping for the right kind of mortgage is just as important as shopping for the right property. If you’re looking to build your home from scratch, the One-Time Close loan might be your best bet for a number of reasons.

No Additional Closing Costs

Regular construction loans require two separate closings—once for the construction itself, and again when converting into a permanent mortgage. This also means having to pay twice the amount of closing costs on both loans. The One-Time Close Loan eliminates that requirement by bundling the construction and permanent loan into one. One closing means one set of closing costs!

Can't Find a Home You Love?

Many times, buying a move-in ready home just isn't an option. There can be a number of reasons that you've been unable to find or settle on a pre-built house. The ones available in your desired area may be lacking important features, the ones you do like can be over your budget. Maybe the houses that you've seen on the market are all fixer-uppers, but you're not the handiest of people. In such cases, it might make sense to give up on finding the right house and start thinking about building the perfect home!

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"Since your interest rate is locked in prior to your single closing, you don't have the risk of rates rising during the interim construction phase of the loan."

Designing Your Dream Home

Beaver talks about OTC benefitsWe've all had ideas of what our dream home will look like. With a Single Close loan, those dreams can be made a reality. Instead of having to deal with the previous owner's choice in carpeting until you can afford a renovation, having your new home built from scratch gives you the opportunity to make all those decisions. That much freedom can be overwhelming for some buyers, since there is an influx of ideas and decisions to be made. That's why having a knowledgeable contractor is so important. An experienced builder can help guide you to make the best choices, while still keeping the vision you have for your new home!

Fixed Interest Rates, Locked In

Another thing that doesn't change once construction is complete, is your interest rate. With a Single Close Construction Loan the permanent mortgage is closed before construction begins and your fixed interest rate is locked in, which means it's not subject to increase during the construction phase or at any point. So even if there is a fluctuation in the market during the interim period, buyers will not have to worry about higher monthly payments.

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One-Time Close Loan Tips

One-time close construction loans through the VA and FHA programs are available to any financially qualified borrower, whether they are first-time home buyers or experienced homeowners. All VA loans have a military or uniformed service requirement, but FHA mortgages are for any financially qualified borrower. What do you need to know about these construction loans before saving for one?

Tips On Using Construction Loan Builders

If you would rather build your own new home than buy somebody else’s dream house, you have many options, including FHA One-Time Close mortgages and VA construction loans. No matter your loan type, the need for third parties, including builders, inspectors, and appraisers, is real. You likely won’t be allowed to act as your own builder, electrician, or plumber. Screening these third-party services is important.

How To Compare One-Time Close Lenders

When you decide to build your dream home, one important step is comparing participating One-Time Close lenders for VA and FHA options. When you are ready to start shopping around for a lender, it’s smart to list standard questions to ask each loan officer or financial institution. What questions should you ask when comparing OTC lenders?


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