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FHA One Time Close Construction Loan Option

The FHA One-Time Close Mortgage Option

Borrowers looking at their FHA home loan options don’t have to feel limited to purchasing an existing construction property; there is a way to apply for an FHA mortgage that lets you have a home built to suit from the ground up. These FHA new construction home loans are referred to as Construction-To-Permanent mortgages or, more recently, FHA One-Time Close construction loans. One-Time Close construction loans are good for borrowers who want a home that is just right, and are not in a hurry to get into their new home. The trade-off for having just the right property built for you is the time it will take from planning to move-in. The process will take more time, but it is definitely worth it to those who choose this type of | more...

 
FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgage Advice For First Time Home Buyers

FHA One-Time Close Construction Loans: Advice For First-Time Home Buyers

First-time home buyers aren’t always looking for a pre-existing home. Some want to have a house built to suit according to design plans they have personally approved. The FHA One-Time Close construction loan is an excellent option for those who want to build a home instead of having to scour the housing market for just the right property. It’s good to explore FHA mortgage loan options in this area by asking a participating lender about the FHA One-Time Close (OTC) construction loan which allows a single loan application and a single closing date instead of the more traditional construction loan which features two loan applications and closing dates. One closing date is for the construction phase and there is also a second loan and closing date for the mortgage itself. | more...

 
FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgage Basics

Higher FHA Loan Limits For One-Time Close Construction Loans In 2019

The FHA and HUD have announced higher FHA loan limits in most counties for 2019. A small handful (under 200) counties in the entire country will not see higher loan limits, but the rest of the nation will see a higher FHA loan guaranty limit for single family, owner-occupied homes with between one and four units. What does this mean for borrowers interested in an FHA One-Time Close Construction loan in 2019? If you need a home built for you from the ground up instead of buying an existing construction home, the FHA One-One Time Close program is for you. FHA One-Time Close Mortgages Are Different Than Other FHA Mortgages Lender requirements for FHA One-Time Close loans can be more strict than for existing construction loans. Higher FICO scores may | more...

 
FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgage Basics

FHA One-Time Close Construction Loan Rules

What do borrowers need to know about FHA One-Time Close construction loans? There are two very important areas to keep in mind. One involves the lender’s specific requirements to qualify for this single-close construction loan, and the other involves FHA loan rules. The two are not always identical and this is something to be aware of when going into the loan application process. FHA One-Time Close mortgages are different than existing construction loans because the home must be designed, built, and paid for from the ground up and there are varying time frames under which this will be done. Purchasing an existing construction home means getting to move in much more quickly, but the trade-off is that you are purchasing someone else’s home rather than having one built especially for | more...

 
FHA Home Loans For Millennials

One-Time Close Mortgages: VA, FHA, And USDA Part Two

In our last blog post, we discussed how VA, USDA, and FHA One-Time Close mortgage loans differ. USDA One-Time Close construction loans have income limits and restrictions on certain property types, VA loans are similar to the FHA version except they are restriction to military members who have served a minimum amount of time in uniform (and certain qualifying military spouses). But what does the FHA One-Time Close construction loan have to offer? For starters, the FHA One-Time Close (OTC) loan is available to any financially qualified borrower who wants to build and buy a primary residence in an approved configuration. FHA loan rules require the home to be owner/occupied, not used as an investment property, and the home must conform to both FHA minimum standards once completed and the | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loans For Non-FHA Mortgages

One-Time Close Mortgages: The Differences Between VA, FHA, And USDA

There are several different kinds of loan options you can explore if you want a home built for you instead of purchasing an existing-construction house. The type of home loan known as an FHA One-Time Close construction loan is available to provide a single loan application and closing date for your mortgage. The VA One-Time Close loan and USDA One-Time Close construction loan have similar features but these three types of construction loan do not have identical features and they are not appropriate for all borrowers. Of the three, FHA One-Time Close loans (known as FHA OTC loans) offers construction loan options to a wider range of applicants. Why? USDA One-Time Close Construction Loans USDA One-Time Close loans allow financially qualified borrowers to apply for a single loan to build | more...

 
Plan Ahead For Your First Home FHA Loan

FHA Home Loans And Occupancy: What You Can And Cannot Do

If you are buying an existing construction home with an FHA mortgage, or having one built for you using an FHA One-Time Close construction loan, you will notice some common requirements for these mortgages; one such requirement involves the borrower’s use of the property once the loan has closed. FHA new purchase mortgages, also known as forward mortgages, are intended for those who wish to occupy the home as their main address, or “primary residence”. Some borrowers may be confused by this requirement because they assume you can buy and rent out a home using an FHA mortgage without intending to occupy it. But the reality is that FHA mortgages actually require occupancy by at least one person obligated on the home loan, so how is it possible to purchase | more...

 
FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgage Advice For First Time Home Buyers

One-Time Close FHA VA USDA Construction to Permanent Financing

There is a type of home loan borrowers can apply for when they want a house built for them from the ground up. These mortgages are known as One-Time Close loans and are offered by the VA, USDA, and FHA programs via a participating lender. Do you prefer to have a home built just for you rather than purchasing someone else’s property? What Are FHA Construction Loans? The FHA construction loan known as a One-Time Close (OTC) mortgage, like its’ USDA and VA counterparts, offers qualified borrowers a single mortgage for the construction project; traditionally home construction loans featured two applications, two closing dates, and two chances to have a loan application approved or denied. There is one loan for the construction itself (which must be paid for along with | more...

 
FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgage Advice For First Time Home Buyers

FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgages For Dream Homes Part Two

Why choose to build a home instead of buying an existing construction property with an FHA mortgage? Some borrowers simply don’t want the hassle of house hunting or can’t find the right existing property. In cases where an FHA borrower wants a home built for them, the FHA One-Time Close construction loan (OTC) can be a major help. In a previous blog post, we started discussing why borrowers should choose an FHA construction loan over a conventional one. There are plenty of reasons including these: Lower Down Payments As with interest rates, FICO scores and other credit qualifications will play an important role in the down payment requirement you are given with FHA OTC mortgages. In general borrowers should expect to make a minimum down payment of 3.5%, but borrowers | more...

 
Build Your Dream Home: FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgages

Build Your Dream Home: FHA One-Time Close Construction Mortgages

FHA One-Time Close construction loans, also known as construction-to-permanent mortgages, are a way that borrowers who need a lower down payment and more flexible loan approval guidelines can apply for a home loan that allows the property to be built from scratch. One-Time Close loans, which are sometimes referred to as FHA OTC mortgages, require the borrower to qualify only once for both the construction portion and the mortgage loan. This type of FHA mortgage may vary more among participating lenders because of certain features of the loan including the type of property that can be built, and the loan approval process as it relates to getting construction permits for the project. Some Options Are Available With Some Lenders But Not Others: Shop Around! Your participating lender may not offer | more...