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Mar 23 2020

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Land loans

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Land Loans

Finance the perfect spot for your dream home

A land loan allows you to purchase a lot and stake your claim before you ever begin to think about construction, alleviating a few of the unknowns that can come along with a new home build.

Let us walk you through the mortgage loan process

1. Get prepared

Buying a home is a big commitment and you’ll want your finances to be in good condition before you start the process to ensure the best possible outcome. Gather your financial information, like recent tax returns, financial statements and pay stubs; your loan application will let you know what financial information is necessary. You should also review your credit score, take a look at your debt-to-income ratio and take other important steps to position yourself for receiving the best possible loan terms.

Click the button below to read our document on “Maintaining Your Financial Status and Credit Score” for tips to help guide you through the process.

2. Decide what you can afford

Before you begin shopping for a home, take a look at your budget and current expenses to determine what you can afford. You’ll want to evaluate your monthly incoming and outgoing funds to see where a down payment, closing costs and your new mortgage payment might fit in.

3. Get preapproved

Once you know how much home you can afford, complete the application for a preapproval letter. The preapproval will let sellers know that you are a qualified buyer who is prepared to make a home purchase.

4. Find your home

Now’s the time to determine all the traits that make up your perfect home. Research areas and neighborhoods of interest. Also, connect with an RBFCU preferred real estate agent, who can help you search smarter.

5. Complete paperwork

You’ll complete the application process you started with your preapproval request by submitting your documents and continuing through the loan process. This may sound simple, but it can be a big undertaking, depending on your employment status, residency, etc.

6. Finalize your loan

Our mortgage team will help you through each step of the loan process and make sure you know everything you need to know to close your loan with confidence.

Ready to apply for a loan? Here’s what you’ll need to complete the application:

For a list of all the documents often required to complete your purchase, download our Mortgage Application Checklist.

Why might a land loan be a good choice for me?

If you are interested in owning a piece of property for a home, but are not quite yet ready to build, a land loan can give you the opportunity to secure the land you want without tying you down to specific building deadlines.

Other land loan benefits and features include:

Calculators

  • How much home can I afford?

FAQs

RBFCU does not have a limit on the acreage or size of the property. However, other factors (use of property, loan to value, etc. ) will determine if a land loan is possible.

Your down payment will be dependent on a variety of factors, but our land loans typically require a 10 to 20 percent down payment.

Flood insurance is not required by RBFCU if you are purchasing land only. However, additional insurance coverage could be required by your lender when you choose to build on the property.

Once you submit your mortgage loan application for review, RBFCU will contact you within 24 hours, unless it’s a weekend application.

Still have mortgage questions?

Loans subject to credit approval. Rates and terms subject to change without notice. RBFCU mortgage loans are available only on property in Texas. Origination fee program not available for short term loans, FHA or VA loans. NMLS# 583215

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SOURCE: http://www.rbfcu.org/home-loans-realty/mortgages/land-loans

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