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Jumbo Construction-to-Permanent Loans

December 11th, 2018 11:55 AM by Devin Murray


With lot prices and construction costs steadily on the rise for the new year and beyond, many borrowers are finding it difficult to accomplish a new home build within the new conforming loan limits of $484,350.  For those who already own their land we have seen customers curb this problem by sacrificing finishes in kitchens and bathrooms, reducing square footage, or omitting other extras like pools and/or larger garages.  For those who don’t already own their land and are rolling a land purchase into the transaction, it is common to opt for a smaller or less desirable location as well as making similar cuts to the project just to make the numbers work.

 

There are and will continue to be many benefits you need to explore on the topic of borrowing within conventional loan limits regardless of what your plans are but when building a new home the single biggest challenge of exceeding this limit is when borrowers are forced to (or believe they must) use a construction loan versus a construction to permanent loan.  This can be unfortunate because a regular construction loans can cause the following common problems:

  1. A forced refinance out of your construction loan which requires two sets of closing costs
  2. Being subject to changing rate and economic market conditions until your house is complete 9-12+ months down the road
  3. Being required to put more down on a construction versus a jumbo construction-to-perm loan 
  4. Inability to use lot/land equity toward the required down payment even if you are a seasoned owner

The good news is that as of today you might not have to deal with these headaches, make these sacrifices and/or be subject to these potential risks with the help of our New Jumbo Construction-to-Permanent Loan!

While it is impossible to highlight all the ins and outs our Jumbo One Time Close product here, the good news is if you are building your primary residence you might be eligible to borrow up to $1,000,000 with a 760 credit score with just 15% down or 15% total equity, up to $1,500,000 with a 720 score and 20% down/total equity, and up to $3,000,000 with 30% down/total equity. 

Also new for this specific product is the ability to finance a second home with a construction-to-perm loan.  Under this program a second home requires a 720 score across the board and will allow up to $1,000,000 with 25% down/total equity, up to $1,500,000 with 30% down/total equity, and $2,000,000 with 35% down/total equity, and $2,500,000 with 40% down/total equity.

As with conventional construction-to-perm loans, you can lock in your permanent rate up front and have just one set of closing costs.  Likewise Jumbo Construction-to-Permanent interest rates will vary with the construction time period selected in addition to credit score, loan-to-value and other factors.  However the major Jumbo advantage is that build periods have been expanded to 12, 18, or up to 24 months for projects up to $1,000,000 and beyond so this limits completion date stress significantly.

To see if you qualify, to get more information or to discuss your construction-to-permanent scenario with one of our licensed professionals please feel free to email us 24 hours a day or call 866-269-8335 during our regular business hours.

Product guidelines and terms may be subject to change at any point without notice.

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