Navigating Construction Loans

What is a Construction Loan?

A Construction Loan is a short-term loan used to finance the building of a home or another real estate project. Unlike traditional mortgages that provide a lump sum to purchase a pre-existing home, construction loans are disbursed in stages as the building progresses, aligning with key construction milestones.

Key Features of Construction Loans

1. Short-term Financing
Typically, construction loans have terms of 12 months to 18 months.

2. Interest-Only Payments
During the construction phase, borrowers usually make interest-only payments.

3. Staged Funding
Funds are released in increments, or “draws,” as construction reaches predetermined milestones.

4. Conversion to Permanent Mortgage
Many construction loans are designed to convert into a traditional mortgage upon completion of the construction.

Benefits of a Construction Loan

  • Custom Home Building: Enables the borrower to finance the construction of a custom home tailored to personal preferences.

  • Flexible Terms: Offers the flexibility to choose contractors, materials, and design, with the loan adapting to your project’s needs.

  • Interest-Only During Construction: Lower payments during the construction phase help manage cash flow.


  • Detailed Project Plan: A comprehensive plan including timelines, materials, and contractors must be approved by the lender.

  • Qualified Builder: The builder or contractor must be approved and often licensed and bonded.

  • Down Payment: Higher down payments are common, but we have some options that only require 5% down.

  • Credit and Financial Review: Strong credit and financial stability are required to qualify.

Expert Guidance on Construction Loans

Building your dream home requires a partner who understands both your vision and the complexities of construction financing. As a mortgage brokerage specializing in construction loans, we are here to guide you through each step, from securing your loan to transitioning to a permanent mortgage.  Contact us to start making your dream home a reality.

Is a Construction Loan Right for You?

Construction loans are ideal for individuals looking to build a custom home or undertake a significant renovation project. They offer the flexibility and financial structure to manage large-scale construction projects effectively.