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When it comes to mortgage loans for new construction, the construction-to-permanent loan is often the simplest option for a borrower. Whether you’ve already got a signed agreement with a builder, or you’re just exploring your options, it’s important to understand how these loans work. Every year, borrowers take advantage of construction-to-permanent mortgages to build the perfect home for their family. Here’s what you need to know before you apply.


What is a construction-to-permanent loan?

 Also called “single-close” loans, construction-to-permanent loans differ from other construction loans by automatically converting to a standard mortgage when the home is complete. Otherwise, they work the same as other construction loans do: funds will be disbursed to the builder as normal over the construction period. Other loans might require you to refinance once the project is finished, but with a single-close loan, you will begin making payments to the lender once the home is complete– just as you would if you had purchased an existing home.

Construction-to-permanent loans are often best for borrowers who want a simple path to building their own home. Building is complex enough – this way, there’s no need to juggle financing the lot and construction separately. Because they automatically convert to a fixed-term mortgage, single-close loans also bring peace of mind to borrowers when the home is complete. This means there’s no need to worry about applying for another mortgage – just figuring out your move-in date!


Options for new home builders

 If single-close construction mortgages aren’t the right option for you, take a look at our resources for new home construction loans. You might qualify for a stand-alone construction loan, for example, if you already own the lot you want to build on. A construction-to-permanent mortgage might also be an FHA construction loan or a VA new construction mortgage, both of which require a lower down payment than conventional mortgages.


Every borrower’s needs are different. Whether you’re building or shopping for your family’s next home, the team at The Federal Savings Bank is ready to help you navigate the process. Contact us at +1 877-788-3520 to learn more about your options for financing your next home.


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