If you’re building a new home or business, you’ll be looking for Arizona Construction Loans rather than mortgages. Get to know the basics beforehand, so you can move forward without delays.
Contrary to popular belief, getting approved for Arizona Construction Loans isn’t necessarily difficult, but the process is different than going to get a traditional mortgage. People use them all the time when they’re building new structures or doing major renovations, and you don’t need to have perfect credit or be a builder to get one.
Before you attempt to get approved, though, you’ll want to make sure you have three key things in place; the plans, a comprehensive budget, and permits. In other words, if you aren’t a builder or a contractor, you’ll need to have one on your team before you get started. All aspects of the build will need to be outlined with estimates from the contractors or subcontractors who will be handling each task. The plans will also be necessary to get permits, and the permitting process usually takes a few weeks by itself. Having an experienced contractor pays off here because someone who routinely works in your area will know exactly what the review process entails and what inspectors are looking for, so permits are issued promptly. However, the permitting process can stretch out longer if there are questions or if the project is especially complex.
You’ll also want to take some time to get your finances in order beforehand. Depending on how you go about getting financing, you’ll need to address how you’ll make a down payment, check your credit score, prove financial strength, and demonstrate that the build will be a financial success.
It’s difficult to get Arizona Construction Loans through banks because they don’t make a whole lot of profit off them, and so they heavily restrict who they’re willing to lend to. You have to be an incredibly low-risk borrower in order to get approved, and even then, the terms might not be great. That doesn’t mean a bank won’t help you, only that it’s worthwhile to explore multiple funding options before your start paying for plans and permits out-of-pocket.
One alternative to bank Arizona Construction Loans is hard money. With this method, you’ll still need to have some of your own cash in hand to get started, but you can get up to 90% LTV. Best of all, you can make interest-only payments on the loan during construction, and then either sell the property or approach a bank for a conventional mortgage after the build is complete, when they’re much more likely to help you out. You’ll still need to have plans, a budget, and permits to qualify, but things like your personal credit are less of a concern with hard money, so it’s much easier to qualify and get your project moving forward fast.
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About: 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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