The Dirt on Land Loans
Not every financial institution provides land loans. Because of this, borrowers will find that it is harder to get the type of financing they need to build the home of their dreams. Whether you are considering a subdivision lot or land in the country … MTC Federal has the dirt on Land Loans.
Fixed rates available up to 15 Years.
15% down with the remaining 85% financed.
- Land must be unimproved. Raw land lacks sewers, streets, structures, etc.
- Land cannot be landlocked. It must have direct road access.
- Land must not be used for commercial purposes such as business farming or subdividing.
- Land will require a survey if not already on record.
Land Equity for New Construction Down Payment:
If you are planning to build a home, you may find the land before you are ready to start construction. When this is the case, a Land Loan is a great option. The advantage to buying the land before you build is that you can begin earning equity. The amount paid toward the land loan and increases in property value can be considered wealth. This value may be used for a down payment when the time comes to apply for a construction or end loan.
FOR EXAMPLE: Here is the equity you could earn if you purchase 4 acres of land for $40,000.
15% Down Payment: $6,000
Principal Payments for 2 Years: $3,000
Property Value Increases from $40,000-$45,000: $5,000
TOTAL EQUITY to Apply Toward Mortgage: $14,000
$14,000 can make a big difference, if you apply it toward the mortgage. It can eliminate the PMI requirement. It may earn you a better interest rate. It can allow you to qualify for more home.
If you’re ready to move dirt, get started below or give an MTC Federal Mortgage Expert a call at 800/442-7792.