Ground-Up Construction Loans

MMTC has a long history in construction financing for both single-family and multi-unit construction projects.  Typical neighborhoods for this type of loan are strong infill areas in established geographies.  After meeting qualifications, MMTC will consider funding these ground up construction loans up to 85% of cost.  In many cases, the projects are built on a spec-basis and no pre-sale contract is required for funding.

We finance a variety of ground up construction loans scenarios

Ground up construction loans when the lot is already owned.

If you have already purchased the lot and own it free and clear with no mortgage against it, MMTC will typically be able to lend you 100% of the hard construction costs and some soft costs such as plans, architect fees, and permits.

Quick acquisition to purchase lot, then opportunity to refinance into a construction loan once plans are in place.

If you are buying a lot with a house that will be scraped and need a quick close, but don’t yet have your construction plans a budget in place, MMTC is able to provide interim financing for the initial acquisition. In this case, you would put 20% – 25% down on the lot acquisition price. When you have your plans and are close to having permits, we will refinance the acquisition loan into the construction loan up to 85% of the cost of construction.

Refinance existing property loan into a ground up construction loan.

If you have already purchased the lot, but have a loan against it, MMTC can refinance the lot loan into our ground up construction loan; applicable loan-to-cost and loan-to-value ratios will apply.

General Ground Up Construction Loan Terms

All terms are subject to underwriting of the Borrower and subject property/lot. 

Loan Amounts

We offer ground up construction loans from $100,000 to $5,000,000

Competitive Rates & Fees

Rates start as low as 10.5% and are dependent on borrower experience, down payment, liquidity, credit, and project scope. 

Monthly payments are interest only. Interest is only charged on the construction fund as funds are disbursed through our construction draw process. 

Origination fees as low as 1.5%.

Loan Term

9 months – 24 months.

To apply for a ground up construction loan:

Visit our loan application link for the application and personal financial document requirements. Additionally, if you have these documents available, we will want to see:

  • A signed construction contract, including start dates and estimated completion date
  • Contractor’s License and Resume
  • Drawings/Plans for the build 
  • Detailed Construction Budget
  • Contract between Borrower and Contractor outlining clear specifications of each party’s duties/responsibilities
  • Settlement Statement from the Original Lot Purchase, if applicable
  • Lot details inclusive of a deed or offer to purchase

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