From Construction Phase to Move-In Day
You’ve closed on your One-Time Close Loan, and it’s time for construction on your new home to begin! Home Funding Corporation will start to disburse “draws” to your contractor over time as the building progresses.
With a Single Close loan, payments are made to the builder on a work-completed basis. Draw requests must be submitted by the builder, along with an itemized report of the progress made on the home. An additional assessment comes from an independent, third-party inspection service that determines the percentage of work completed. Once these reports are received by Home Funding Corporation and the draw amount determined, the disbursements are made to your builder. Home Funding Corporation may flow the funds through the closing/escrow agent, this is done on a case-by-case basis, and in conjunction with your builder.
It Begins With the Start-up Draw
A start-up draw might be paid to your contractor after closing is finalized. This includes the lot payoff amount, less any down payment. Your builder receives the final draw once the project is completed. We may require additional documentation before making this last payment, such as a final appraisal inspection, an endorsement from the Title Company, and proof of the homeowner’s insurance policy.
Whether it’s FHA, VA, or USDA, Home Funding Corporation doesn’t want to see the construction period on your new home exceed 9 months. Every home is different, which means that this timeframe can vary according to the location and type of home.
- Site-Built homes – 280 days average
- Modular homes – 240 days average
- Manufactured homes – 200 days average
During the interim construction period—however long it may be—you are typically not required to make payments on the loan or pay the construction interest. Your builder is responsible for the interest during the construction period, which is an incentive to finish building as quickly as possible. Payments are normally due once the project is complete, all required documents have been provided by your builder to the lender, and the construction portion of the loan converts to the permanent portion of the loan. Your permanent mortgage begins amortization no later than the first of the month following 60 days from the issuance of the certificate of occupancy by the local municipality or final compliance inspection, whichever comes later. No re-qualifying, no increase to your interest rate, and no additional closing costs!