Yes, the significant advantage of being an Owner Builder on your project:
Pay Suppliers, Manufactures, and Subcontractor Directly
Avoid Material and Labor Markups
Do I have to be a licensed general contractor to qualify for an owner-builder program?
No, you can hire a licensed project manager to supervise your project.
1. Major trade licenses such as a General A, B, B-2, or C-5 License
2. Projects Managed in the last 12 months
3. A similar Scale of projects managed
4. Subcontractors and Suppliers that would provide a positive review if inquired.
Unlike a line-of-credit you would first need to perform the work and then request a reimbursement of funds.
Step 1. Once a draw is requested, draw inspectors visit the worksite to evaluate current progress against what has been reported. They’re looking specifically to validate that all work items and materials included in a draw request are performed and issue a reimbursement in the form of a Draw directly to your checking account.
Step 2. The lender would then collect any lien waivers from General Contractor, Sub-Contractors and material suppliers paid to ensure that no liens have can be placed against the property at a later date.
This is a common occurrence with construction projects. Something outside your control or an upgrade you make along the way can cause the overage. Either way, if there are not sufficient funds in the loan to pay for the overage, then you must pay for it with your own cash.
Perhaps building a contingency fund into the loan amount is a better way to handle any overages. Ask your lender to explain their policy on the use of contingency dollars.
A Single-Close Construction to Permanent or SC CTP loan is a home mortgage that can be used by the borrower to close both the construction loan and permanent financing of a new home at the same time. They are sometimes referred to as “construction to perm”, “single close”, “one-time close construction loan”, “construction conversion”, “CTP”, or even “all in one” loans.
Traditionally, consumers obtain interim construction financing from a bank or credit union to fund the construction of their new home. Once the home is completed, the consumer then pays the construction loan off with a second loan that is their permanent 30-year financing (take-out), usually from a mortgage company. This process is referred to as a “Two-Time Close”.
Acquisition, Development and Construction (AD&C) Loan is a loan package which finances acquisition, development and construction of real estate.
• AD&C loans are usually taken by developers of large properties.
• AD&C loans allows a developer to buy land, install infrastructure and build improvements.
• AD&C loans are risky loans, as the value of the collateral depends on the development process adding significant value.
Off-the-grid is a characteristic of buildings and a lifestyle designed in an independent manner without reliance on one or more public utilities.
The term “off-the-grid” traditionally refers to not being connected to the electrical grid, but can also include other utilities like water, gas, and sewer systems, and can scale from residential homes to small communities. Off-the-grid living allows for buildings and people to be self-sufficient, which is advantageous in isolated locations where normal utilities cannot reach and is attractive to those who want to reduce environmental impact and cost of living.
Generally, an off-grid building must be able to supply energy and potable water for itself, as well as manage food, waste and wastewater.
A construction loan works like a line of credit. The payments are calculated based on the amount you have drawn from your available limit, multiplied by the interest rate, and divided by 12 months.
Example: $100,000 X 5% /12 = $417 for that month.
Down payment requirements are determined based on the Completed Value Appraisal.
An appraiser would look at your Plans and Specifications and compare your project against similar comparable sold with a similar size, location, age, design, and amenities.
In most cases, we can finance up to 110% of your construction project, including all your permits, land, pre-paid items, permits, architecture, and design, legal, closing costs fees, construction loan payments, and furniture assuming you have enough equity in the project to make payments during the construction. At the very least, we would like 20% equity in your project.