Brexit gives mortgage seekers the gift of low mortgage rates!

Brexit Lowers Mortgage Rates!Mortgage rates have dropped yet again in the wake of the Brexit (Britain voting to leave the European Union).  The world markets have been very volatile since the news broke early Friday morning. Financial instability brings lower mortgage rates. Now is the best time to buy a home or refinance your mortgage to a lower rates that we have seen in years.

At the start of 2016 average mortgage rates for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage hovered around 4.00%. Industry experts advised that rates would continue to climb as the Federal Reserve announced plans to increase their rates throughout 2016. The results have been quite the opposite with current mortgage rates hitting as low as 3.50% for prime borrowers.

June 2016 Mortgage Rates

What Do Low Mortgage Rates Mean for Home Buyers?

With mortgage rates near the lowest point in 3 years, home buyers are able to afford more house for the same payments. Here is an example from Riverbank’s Conventional Mortgage Calculator with a home buyer getting a loan of $250,000 to buy a home.

January 2016 with a 30 year fixed rate mortgage at 4.25% would give the home buyer a principal and interest payment of $1229.85.

June 2016 with a 30 year fixed rate mortgage at 3.5% would give the home buyer a principal and interest payment of $1122.61 which is a $107.24 per month savings.  For the same payment of $1229.85 a home buyer would be able to get a mortgage of $273,882. This increases their buying power by $23,882 for the same payment!

Why Refinance to a Lower Mortgage Rate?

There are several “rules of thumb” when it comes to refinancing your mortgage to a lower rate. Some say if you can drop your rate by ½ of a percent then it makes sense. Others say if you can do it with no costs then it makes sense. The true answer will be different for each individual circumstance.

The way to tell it if makes sense to refinance your mortgage is if you will save more money than the costs of getting a lower rate. For example if it costs $3000 in closing costs but you save $250 per month you will recover your costs in 12 months ($3000 / 12 = 12 months). In this example if you plan on keeping your home for at least 12 months, then anything after that would be money in your pocket.

Should I Refinance to a 15 Year Mortgage Term?

Many home owners are taking advantage of the low mortgage rates to pay off their mortgage faster without increasing their payment significantly. By refinancing to a 15 year mortgage you may save thousands of dollars in interest over the life of your loan. How is that for retiring early?

Here is an example of a home owner refinancing to a 15 year mortgage from a 30 year mortgage.

The homeowner has a $250,000 mortgage and is currently at 4.5% on a 30 year fixed rate. If he pays the minimum payment he will have paid $206,018.10 in mortgage interest. See Riverbank’s Mortgage Amortization Schedule Calculator for more information.

This home owner decides to refinance to a 15 year fixed rate mortgage at 2.875%. If he pays the minimum payments on his new loan his total interest will only be $58,063.75 which saves him $147,954.35!

With these low mortgage rates, now is a great time to start saving. Call a licensed loan officer today at 1-800-555-2098 and request your free rate quote.

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Documents You Need To Get A Mortgage

The first step in considering any home purchase or refinance should always be speaking to a licensed loan officer about getting pre-approved.  It is important to have all of your information ready so you do not delay the process. Once you get the good news, comes the fun part, finding out how much your refinance will save you each month or finding the dream home for you and your family.

One of the best ways you can prepare during this time is to get all the documentation together for your loan officer.  Many of these documents will be required before making the formal application, but getting these to your loan officer early can be extremely beneficial as well.  Not only will this save you the inconvenience of trying to gather everything last second, this will allow your loan officer to ensure that you are accurately qualified up front.

Here is a list of items you should gather to prepare for your next home loan:

Tax Returns

Federal Tax Returns for a Mortgage Application

What are Tax Returns?

Tax returns are the year end tax reports filed with the IRS. You will need to provide the most recent two years of complete federal tax returns for all borrowers applying for the loan. (IRS form 1040 and all attached schedules and business tax returns if applicable)

Where can I find my Tax Returns to apply for a mortgage?

While most clients keep these saved on their computer or their own personal files, if one is not immediately available, speak to your tax preparer about obtaining new copies. If this is not an option either, copies of tax transcripts can be obtained from the IRS (This may take several weeks).

W2 Statements and 1099 Statements

W2 statements are required to apply for a mortgage.

You will need to provide the most recent two years of W2 statements and 1099 statements for all borrowers applying for the mortgage. These are the income statements mailed to you by your employers at the end of the year.

While most clients keep these saved on their computer or their own personal files, if one is not immediately available, replacement copies can often be obtained from the employer’s HR director or Management Staff.

Paystubs

What are Paystubs?

Paystubs are the record receipt attached to a physical paycheck that summarizes your pay and withholdings. You will need to provide the most recent 30 days of paystubs (All current employers for all clients on the loan).

Ideally a paystub should include:

  • Employee Information
  • Employer Name and Address
  • Rate of Pay
  • Year-to-Date Income
  • Pay period (dates)
  • Tax and other Withholdings

Where can I get copies of my paystubs when applying for a mortgage?

Most companies provide these to their employees with each paycheck or direct deposit. Many employers will also provide their employees with online access to view printable copies of their paystubs. If one is not immediately available, replacement copies can often be obtained from the employer’s HR director or Management Staff.

Bank Statements

Bank statements may be required to buy a home.

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What are bank statements?

Bank statements are the monthly statements provided by your bank or credit union that summarizes all transactions during that period of time. Underwriting guidelines require that the source of all money used towards the purchase or refinance is verified. It is important that you provide documentation for any large deposits.

Often, only standard checking / savings statements are required. Sometimes, CDs, Stocks, Bonds, Retirement account, etc. may also be used to help qualify for the loan.

Where can I find my Bank Statements to apply for a home loan?

Bank statements are often most easily obtained directly from the bank’s website which can be downloaded as a PDF document (eStatement). Bank statements can also be requested directly from a local bank branch. Be sure that it covers the entire period and shows your identifying information.

Identification Documentation

To apply for a mortgage you will need to provide documentation to confirm your identity such as drivers licenses and social security cards. Alternate documentation may be accepted. For non-citizens you may need to provide your Visa or Green Card.

Other Required Items to Apply for a Mortgage

When applying for a mortgage there may be other required items that you will need to provide to your bank or lender. Also throughout the process of the loan, the underwriter may have additional questions which requires more information.

Here is a short list of other items that may be applicable to your situations and required to get a home loan:

  • Driver’s License and Social Security Card (Must be valid)
  • Most Recent Mortgage Statement (Refinances, or when clients own other properties)
  • Divorce Decree (If applicable / Requested)
  • Bankruptcy / Foreclosure Paperwork (If applicable / Requested)
  • Purchase Agreement (Must be fully executed by both the Buyer and Seller)
  • Student Loan Documentation
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Policy (Statement / Quote)

For more information on the required documentation to apply for a mortgage please speak with a loan officer by calling 1-800-555-2098 or request information below.

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Mortgage Rates have Dropped to Recent Lows

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Interest rate chart data from Freddie Mac mortgage rates based on US weekly average survey.

Mortgage rates have dropped again officially hitting the lowest levels in one year which is near historic lows. According to the Freddie Mac weekly mortgage survey, rates are as low as 3.72% for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage and as low as 3.01% for a 15 year fixed rate mortgage.

If you have been considering refinancing your mortgage now is the time to lock in a low rate. With falling oil prices, stock investors have been getting nervous and fleeing to more stable and safe investments such as government bonds and mortgage backed securities. This demand to buy bundled mortgages has driven mortgage rates to recent record lows.

Refinance to Drop Mortgage Insurance

In additional to low mortgage rates, home values have been setting records for appreciation. The rise in home values may make it possible to drop mortgage insurance (PMI) which is required on most loans with less than 20% equity.

Refinance to a 15 Year Mortgage

Other homeowners may choose to refinance from higher rate 30 mortgages to low 15 year fixed rates and keep their mortgage payment low. Paying a mortgage off 15 years sooner has the potential to save thousands in mortgage interest.

Refinance from a FHA loan to a Conventional loan

Government backed mortgages, such as FHA loans, are a popular mortgage option for those with smaller down payments. While government loan rates may be low, they typically have higher monthly PMI than conventional mortgages.  Higher property values may allow homeowners to refinance from a FHA mortgage to a conventional loan and save significantly on their monthly payments.

For more information on your refinance options call a loan officer today at 800-555-2098 or request information below.

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Grand Rapids Home Sales Statistics for 2015

2015 Grand Rapids Home Sales StatisticsThe Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (GRAR), which administers the local West Michigan MLS, recently released the 2015 home sales year end statics. The numbers confirm that 2015 was a year for the record books for West Michigan homes sales.

Number of New Listings Submitted to the Grand Rapids MLS

Number of New Listings Submitted to the Grand Rapids MLS

Year-end numbers for 2015 show that 15,872 homes were listed for sale by real estate agents though the Grand Rapids MLS. This number is slightly higher than 2014 year end of 15,126 however it is significantly down from home listings 1997-2011, which topped out at 34,262 homes listed, equaling nearly half the housing inventory of previous years.

Average Number of Current Listings for Grand Rapids MLS

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2015 set a new record for Average Number of Current Listings on the Grand Rapids MLS. Down from 2014, which was 2,995, 2015 had only 2,636 homes listed for sale on average. This new record low of average listings confirms that the home inventory is very low. Based on monthly sales volumes, this is only 2.5 months of housing inventory for sale. This also sets another record low for available homes for sale in West Michigan.

Number of Homes Sold in Grand Rapids in 2015

Number of Homes Sold in Grand Rapids in 2015

13,114 homes were sold and reported to the Grand Rapids MLS. The number of homes sold is up from the 2014 number of 12,467 representing a 5.19% year-over-year increase in sold homes. This number may be partially restricted due to the record low inventory of homes for sale. 2015 numbers are approaching the current record of 13,593 homes sold back in 2004.

Grand Rapids Average Home Sales Price for 2015

Grand Rapids Average Home Sales Price for 2015

Price is determined by the economics of supply and demand. With the demand for homes remaining strong, the lower supply of homes has driven up the average home sales price to a record high of $175,562. This new all-time record shows Grand Rapids home values are at the highest point in history. While not all areas have recovered from the housing collapse in 2007-2008, Grand Rapids has catapulted past the 2006 record of $163,924 for average home sales prices. This increase represents a 7.6% increase in home sales prices from 2014 and a 63.2% increase from the lows of 2009.

2015 Grand Rapids Housing Summary

Based on all charts and statistics provided from the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, now is a great time to sell a home in West Michigan. The economic climate is that of a sellers market which means that sellers will not be required to submit to the demands of picky home buyers. As we enter into 2016 experts predict mortgage rates will hold steady and provide another potentially record year in real estate.

Reasons to sell a home in Grand Rapids:

  • Low supply of homes for sales means less competition.
  • Highest homes sales prices in history means extra profits.
  • Low home inventory means your home will sell quickly.

To request a recommended realtor to list your home for sale or to get pre-approved for your next purchase call Riverbank today at 1-800-555-2098 or request information below.

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Grand Rapids homes sales charts and data provided from the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (GRAR)

Fannie Mae HomeReady Mortgage Program

home ready97% mortgagePartnering with one of the nation’s largest conventional mortgage lenders, Riverbank Finance is now offering Fannie Mae’s new 3% down home loan program called the HomeReady Mortgage, which allows borrowers to obtain a mortgage with substantially lower payments that standard conventional home loans. For a home purchase or even a mortgage refinance, this new home loan option removes Fannie Mae price adjustments which keeps mortgage rates low.

Related: Michigan HomeReady Mortgage Financing

This program is targeted at low to medium income families to make homes more affordable and sustainable. Income limits are imposed based on AMI (Area Median Income) however there are no income limits in many census tracts such as underserved urban areas.

To be eligible for this program a home buyer must apply for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment and 680+ credit score. Qualified borrowers will be able to get some of the lowest overall mortgage payments compared to standard conventional loans and FHA loans (another popular low down payment mortgage).

What makes this program unique is that it will consider income from others that are planning on living in the home such as parents, siblings, working children or even roommates without them being a co-borrower on the mortgage. This feature will be especially helpful for families that choose to live with multiple generations for health reasons or for financial savings.

HomeReady Mortgage Program Highlights:

  • No Fannie Mae pricing adjustments on loans greater than 80% LTV (loan to value) with credit scores 680+
  • Not limited to first time home buyers
  • Available for non-Fannie Mae Refinancing loans up to 95% LTV
  • Non-Occupant Co-borrowers are permitted up to 95% LTV (parent co-signers)
  • No income limits in many census tracts
  • Gift funds are acceptable for the entire down payment

To request a free quote for a HomeReady purchase mortgage or HomeReady refinance mortgage call Riverbank today at 800-555-2098 or request information below.

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Qualifying for a Mortgage with Student Loan Debt

qualifying for a mortgage with student loansIf you are in the market for buying a house it is important to understand the implications of qualifying for a mortgage with student loans. Each year, at least 60% of college attendees take out some form of student loans to help with the ever growing costs of higher education.  While this can be an invaluable investment into one’s future, these loans can pose a challenge when it comes to buying a home.  Recently, new guideline changes have gone into effect that can substantially impact how someone qualifies for a mortgage.

FHA home loans are a great choice for first time home buyers with flexible work history and credit requirements!

The main way student loans impact an individual’s qualification is through their impact on an applicant’s Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI).  This ratio gives a lender an idea of an applicant’s ability to reliably make monthly payments.  Simply put, this figure is calculated by dividing all monthly debt obligations (ex. Car Loans, Credit Cards, Mortgages, Student Loans, etc.) by gross monthly income.

Each mortgage program has different guidelines that are key to qualifying for a home loan with open student loan debts.  Calculating the monthly costs for student loans is especially tricky if the loans are deferred, in forbearance or not yet in repayment.

Regardless of program type, one of the most important actions a prospective home buyer much can take is to gather the payment documentation for the student loans.  This will allow your mortgage professional to ensure the most accurate qualification and best deal possible. The buyer’s credit report may not always accurately reflect the buyer’s minimum student loan payments which may affect underwriting approval.

Below are a few indicators of how student loan payments will affect a buyer’s debt to income ratio when qualifying for a home loan:

  • Conventional Mortgage with Student Loans
    • Regardless of deferment or forbearance, a payment must be counted against DTI
    • This payment will be calculated by either 1% of the remaining balance or the actual monthly payment, whichever is higher.
    • Example: $24,000 in total student loans would add a minimum of $240 per month for qualifying purposes.
  • FHA Mortgage with Student Loans
    • Regardless of deferment or forbearance, a payment must be counted against DTI
    • The actual monthly payment from the credit report or account statement will be used. If no payment is listed, or the payment is listed as zero, 2% of the remaining balance will be used to calculate a payment.
    • Income based repayment plans are acceptable without a minimum.
    • Example: $24,000 in total student loans would add $480 per month for qualifying purposes if no payment is reporting on credit otherwise the underwriter will accept documentation showing the minimum student loan payments.
  • USDA Mortgage with Student Loans
    • Regardless of deferment or forbearance, a payment must be counted against DTI
    • This payment will be calculated by either 1% of the remaining balance or the actual fixed monthly payment, whichever is higher.
    • Income Based Repayment plans are not acceptable if they are less than 1% of the balance.
    • Example: $24,000 in total student loan payment would add a minimum of $240 per month for qualifying purposes.
  • VA Mortgage with Student Loans
    • The actual payment listed on the credit report or account statement will be counted against a borrower’s DTI.
    • Student loan debt may be excluded from DTI if the payment is not scheduled to begin for 12 months after the closing date (Documentation is crucial).

Get Pre-Approved to buy a home when you have student loans

We work with several first time home buyers and even repeat buyers have student loan debt.  It is crucial that you work with an experienced loan officer that knows the guidelines to assist you in qualifying for a mortgage when you have student loans.  With each mortgage program having different loan requirements it is important to understand how your debt to income is affected with each home loan option.

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5 Reasons to be Thankful in Real Estate

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2015 has has given many reasons to be thankful in the real estate industry for this Thanksgiving season. Here are the top 5 reasons to be thankful.

1) Low Mortgage Rates

Low mortgage rates mean higher purchasing power. With the low inventory for real estate in Michigan, low mortgage rates have increased buyer’s purchasing power allowing them to have a larger price range to search for homes.

2) New 3% Down Payment Mortgage Programs

Low down payment mortgage programs have expanded including the 97% mortgage. 2015 has granted new low down payment programs for first time home buyers. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have both released 3% down mortgage options for first time homebuyers allowing more young professionals and families to buy homes.

3) Fast USDA home loans

USDA home loans, the zero down mortgage program is quicker and easier to close. Michigan’s USDA has stayed up to date with their mortgage reviews allowing home buyers to close quickly on their no down payment mortgages. With Michigan being the #1 USDA mortgage state, the underwriting offices stay busy but have been able to quickly approve loans without weeks of delays as in previous years.

4) Low Gas Prices

Low gas prices have made driving to home showing appointments much cheaper. It isn’t just how much you make but how much you keep. Lower expenses equal more money in your pocket!

5) Low Unemployment Rates

Michigan’s booming job market has fueled home purchasing. Michigan’s economy has the lowest unemployment rate in years which helps allow families to have the stability to save and buy homes. With fewer people being laid off the chance that a buyer will lose their job a week before close is slim.

Did I miss any reasons to be thankful? Feel free to share reasons why you are thankful this year in real estate!

Mortgage Calculator Toolkit

Use our new suite of mortgage calculators with taxes, insurance and PMI to calculate mortgage payments for the most popular mortgage programs including FHA loans, VA loans, USDA loans and Conventional mortgages. Click here for our Mortgage Calculator Tools.

FHA Mortgage Calculator with Escrows

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FHA Mortgage calculator with taxes and insurance and PMI for computing your exact FHA mortgage payment. Enter your desired loan amount, down payment, interest rate and term and you will be given the FHA loan payment including escrows. Our FHA loan calculator will calculate the total loan amount and monthly PMI which changes based on down payment and loan term.

VA Mortgage Calculator with Escrows

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VA Mortgage calculator with taxes and insurance and VA guarantee fee for computing your exact VA mortgage payment. Enter your desired Loan amount, down payment, interest rate and term and you will be given the VA loan payment including escrows. The VA loan calculator will determine the total loan amount and VA fees for regular military veterans, Coast Guard, Reserves and Disabled Veterans.

USDA Rural Development Mortgage Calculator with Escrows

 

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USDA Mortgage calculator with taxes and insurance and guarantee fee for computing your USDA Rural Development mortgage payments. Enter your desired Loan amount, interest rate and term and you will be given the USDA loan payment including escrows. The USDA zero down mortgage is a perfect low payment option for first time home buyers.

Conventional Mortgage Calculator with Escrows

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Conventional mortgage calculator with taxes and insurance and PMI for calculating your total Conventional Mortgage Payment. Enter your desired loan amount, down payment, interest rate, and term and you will be given your total Conventional mortgage payment including escrows. This Conventional mortgage calculator tool calculates PMI based off from MGIC’s mortgage insurance charts. The PMI is adjusted based on your down payment and loan term.

Mortgage Amortization Calculator with Extra Payments

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Mortgage Amortization Calculator with Extra Payments is a simple tool that allows you to calculate early payoffs and interest savings by paying extra monthly payments. The extra payments are applied directly towards mortgage principal which allows borrowers to save interest and pay off loans more quickly. Use this tool to print simple mortgage amortization schedules with extra payments.

Riverbank Finance LLC is not part of any government entity. The information provided by our mortgage calculator tools are for illustrative purposes only. The default values are hypothetical and may not be applicable to your individual situation. The calculated results are estimates only and accuracy is not guaranteed. Speak with a licensed loan officer to review rate and terms that may be available for you.

TRID has Arrived for Home Loans on October 3rd 2015

TRID has arrived for October 3rd 2015What is TRID for Home Loans?

The CFPB (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) issued the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID) which will go into effect on 10/3/15.  The purpose of TRID is to help home loan clients understand mortgage transactions by simplifying important forms and disclosures. TRID will be followed by all banks and mortgage lenders nationwide and will affect all residential real estate transactions secured with a mortgage loan excluding HELOC’s, reverse mortgages, and mobile home loans not on real property.

Related Article: New Loan Estimate Form and Closing Form for 2015

How Does TRID work?

TRID will replace the current mortgage process, timelines, and forms under RESPA and TILA regulations. While clients may not notice a change in the home buying or refinance process, mortgage loans officers, real estate agents and title agents will be required to be familiar and operate under new TRID rules.

The Loan Estimate Form (LE)

The Loan Estimate Form (LE) will replace the forms currently known as the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and Truth in Lending statement (TIL). The LE must be given to the applicant at least three business days from application and again seven business days before loan consummation (final loan closing).

TRID Loan Estimate Example Form:

Loan Estimate

Intent to Proceed Form

The intent to proceed is a form which confirms that the applicant has reviewed the Loan Estimate and intends to move forward with the mortgage application. The Intent to Proceed requires a signature from the borrower within ten business days from the LE disclosure date.  If it was not signed within ten business days a Changed Circumstance must be done and a Revised Loan Estimate (LE) must be provided to proceed. The Intent to Proceed Form must be signed before fees can be collected from the client.

The Closing Disclosure Form (CD)

The Closing Disclosure Form (CD) will replace the final Truth in Lending statement (TIL) and HUD-1 Settlement Statement (HUD). The CD must be given to the applicant at least three business days before loan consummation if given electronically or in person; if mailed, seven days before consummation.

TRID Closing Disclosure Example Form:

Closing Disclosure

What is considered a Business Day for TRID?

Disclosure waiting periods for TRID are by business days only which are defined by Monday through Saturday excluding legal public holidays. TRID business days may vary by institution if they are closed for business on additional days.

Will TRID hold up the appraisal ordering process?

According to CFPB guidance, companies may not impose any fee on a consumer in connection with their mortgage application until the consumer has received the Loan Estimate and signed their Intent to Proceed. This limitation includes imposing application fees or appraisal fees. If the appraisal fee is being charged to the client there may be a delay due to waiting periods. Collecting credit card information to charge after the form is signed is also prohibited under law.

Will TRID delay home loan closings?

With the new waiting periods for disclosure of the LE and the CD there is a potential for closing delays, however, if the lending institution plans ahead and provides these disclosures in advance, the loan process should not have any delays. Most lenders will be issuing the Closing Disclosure once all credit conditions are cleared before the underwriting clear to close. If the CD is provided at this time, the loan can close immediately after the loan is cleared for closing.

Closing delays due to TRID should not be an issue with most lenders.

Required re-disclosure of the Closing Disclosure would restart the waiting period. A new re-disclosed Closing Disclosure would be required only if the loan terms change from a fixed rate to an adjustable rate, if a pre-payment penalty is added or if the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) increases more than 1/8 of a percent for a fixed rate or 1/4 of a percent for an ARM. By the time the CD is issued, the fees should already be confirmed therefore re-disclosure requirements will not be a common problem.

Re-Disclosing the TRID Closing Disclosure will be required if:

  • The loan term changes from a fixed rate to an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)
  • A pre-payment penalty is added to the mortgage
  • The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) increases more than .125%

CFPB logo - New GFE Loan Estimate Changes for 2015For more information regarding the new TRID regulations starting October 3rd, 2015 visit the CFPB TRID guide, call a licensed loan officer at 800-555-2098 or request information below.

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One Time Close VA Construction Loan

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Riverbank Finance LLC now offers Construction to Permanent loans for new stick built homes, manufactured and modular homes. Our one time close home loan provides land purchase, construction finance and the permanent loan into one closing.

With a VA construction loan you are able to get your loan underwritten, approved and close before the construction begins. With a one-time close construction loan there is no chance of a low appraisal after the house is built. There is also no chance that you will no longer qualify for financing with a loan following the build; One-time means once you close you are fully approved and simply need to move in once it is built.

VA Construction Loan Benefits

  • 100% Financing – Zero Down Construction Loan
  • Reduction in total costs for only one closing versus the standard construction loan and end loan
  • Reduced Interest Rates for VA Loans vs Conventional
  • No Payments due from borrower during construction
  • Borrower’s first payment begins once construction is complete
  • No credit, document or appraisal expiration once the loan closes
  • No Re-Qualification of borrower once construction is complete
  • Builder/Retailer is allowed staged funding draws during construction based on line-item completion

Loan Requirements

  • 620 Minimum Credit Score
  • $417,000 Maximum Loan Amount (or per state max)
  • Owner Occupied Only
  • 1 unit properties only
  • No single wide mobile homes

Term Options

  • 15 Year Fixed Rate
  • 30 Year Fixed Rate
  • (No Adjustable Rate Mortgages)

If you are a US military veteran and you are interested in building a home then the One Time Close VA Construction loan is the loan for you. We will help to request your Certificate of Eligibility form the Veterans Administration on your behalf and pre-approval you for your next home.