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HOW TO UNDERSTAND ARIZONA CONSTRUCTION LOANS






4page_img5-bigBenefits of Arizona construction loans and how to understand them.

Home development is a pretty complex process. Taking out a loan can be a very complicated part of the process. What exactly is a construction loan? In essence a construction loan is short-term, interim loan for the construction of a house. The terms of a construction loan are usually a maximum repayment period of one year; and the rates on these loans are higher than traditional mortgage loans. They also have variable rates. A variable rate means the monthly payment will slide up and down with the prime lending rate.

There are two types of Arizona construction loans. The first is a construction-only loan. In this scenario the borrower takes out two separate loans. The first is exclusively for the construction of the loan. After you move into the completed home, you will take out a mortgage loan. A construction-only loan will not require a large down payment. If the borrower has limited cash flow, but knows their financial situation will improve after the sale of the home, this is a good choice.

The second type of construction loan is a construction-to-permanent loan. With this type of construction loan you borrow the funds for the construction of the home. Then, once the construction is complete, that loan is turned into a traditional permanent mortgage. When the borrower is approved they will follow a schedule of the construction of the home. During the construction of the home the borrower will typically make interest-only payments.

How to qualify for a Arizona construction loan

Gaining approval for a construction loan can be more difficult that qualifying for a traditional mortgage. When you have a traditional montage your home acts as an asset. In case of default, the bank can take your home for collateral. With a construction loan, the bank has nothing to seize because nothing has been built. So, what will you need to qualify for this type of loan? You will need to be prepared for a down payment up to 20%, a history of stable employment (income), have a low debt-to-income ration and impeccable credit. You will also need to gather pertinent information concerning your building plan. (This will be everything from the house size to what contractors will be employed to build the home). Lenders will want to know everything about the home there is to know. Very often, the lender will send an employee to check on the construction’s progress.

Are you eager to build a new home?

Be aware that Arizona construction loans can be more convoluted than traditional mortgages. It is necessary to look at many lenders to find out their expectations of the borrower; learn their rates and terms. There will be many lenders that do not want to work with this type of loan. Typically, credit unions and smaller banks will be more wiling to work with you. Be sure that before you shop around for a contractor you are pre-approved for a loan. Once you work with a contractor you will pay for blueprints and the design of the home. Wait until you know where your funds are coming from before diving into this project.



Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701 

About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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Arizona Construction Loans: How to Risk Less by Avoiding Extension Fees





Brandon-Abney-Arizona-Home-Mortgage-FHA-Specialists-150x150If you are in the middle of building a house for yourself or you are in the middle of a renovation project, you need to know that with Arizona construction loans, there is an ugly little thing called extension fees. Learn why you want to avoid extension fees and some strategies to keep your project on track.

With construction projects, loans are distributed through a pay-as-you-go approach. You get a specific amount to pay for each step of the project, but you rarely get the full loan amount up-front. Most loans for residential construction projects last 12 months, but if your project stalls then extension fees come into play.

Extension fees are unfair in principle. You’re basically paying extra money to get access to money that is already yours in the first place. Yes, this practice may seem unjust, but these fees exist nonetheless, and it is in your best interest to learn how to avoid them.

The first way to avoid these fees is to scrutinize the terms of your loan and see if extension fees apply in your case. If they do apply, you need to plan your project carefully.

With Arizona Construction Loan, Extension Fees are a Danger you want to avoid.

Extension fees can eat away at your project’s budget.

If you can’t finish a project on time most often your lender is more than willing to extend the term of your loan. But they will likely charge you X amount of dollars each month until your project is finished. These fees are usually drawn from your remaining loan balance.

Slowly but surely these fees can eat away at your projects remaining budget. Month by month the money you have on hand to actually finish your project slowly withers away. In the worst-case scenario, you might not even have enough money to finish your project. So what are some tips to avoid this nightmare?

With an Arizona Construction Loan plan ahead to avoid the danger of extension fees.

First, you need to plan for the most common reasons any project gets delayed:

  • Permitting problems: Ponderous bureaucrats with clipboards can stall your project for several weeks. Do your best to ensure your property is up to code to avoid this situation.

  • Weather problems: Rain, mud and generally miserable weather can keep any work from getting down on your construction site. There is really no way to avoid this, except for ensuring that work is carried out during a generally favorable season.

  • Contractor issues: grumbling or lazy contractors may not finish the work you asked them to perform on time.  Only work with the most reputable contractors to ensure your project stays on schedule

  • Plan Revisions:  the other issues listed are generally beyond your control. But you can develop a clear plan and stick to it!

No doubt every project will have its delays, so you may want to have little extra money on hand to cover unforeseen costs. But above all, have a clear plan, swear by whatever you hold sacred not to divert from that plan and you can avoid extension fees.


Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701 

About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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