Team 101 Construction & Land Loans
Northpointe Bank’s Residential Construction Loans are simple, fast, and have many unique and desirable features that other banks, credit unions and lenders can’t match.
- Low down payment options, as little as 5%*.
Loan amounts up to $2,000,000.
- Offers interest only payments during the construction period
- Eligible for primary residences and second homes
- One closing and one set of closing costs
- Flexible construction terms available
Easily combined with our vacant land loan program
Building your Utah dream home is possible with as little as 5%* down and loan amounts up to $2 million
Few Utah lenders and credit unions know how to work through the complexities and challenges of a construction loan quite like Team 101 at Northpointe Bank. Nor do they offer our streamlined process or flexible loan terms like low down payments and high loan amounts.
How Our Construction Loan Program Works
█ One Closing, One Set of Closing Costs
Northpointe’s convenient construction-to-permanent loan combines the best features of a construction loan and permanent loan. There is one closing, one set of closing costs and the interest rate terms are confirmed prior to closing. You avoid extra fees and more paperwork!
█ Interest Only During Construction
Only pay interest while your home is being built, and only pay on the draws that have been taken. No taxes, insurance, principal, or private mortgage insurance (PMI) during the construction phase, helping keep your cash flow healthy.
█ Easy Draw Process
Northpointe’s construction lending department is on top of it! Along with personalized service from your local loan officer, they will assign you a construction account specialist that oversees the draw process and coordinates construction milestones with you and your builder.
█ Use the Equity in Your Land
Already have land to build on? Roll the land’s value into your loan – it can often cover your entire down payment! Need to purchase a lot to build on? You can also combine your construction loan with a vacant land loan from Northpointe.
*Construction Loan 95% LTV: Interest rate: 7.375% and Annual Percentage Rate (APR): 7.422% as of November 30, 2022. APR and example payments are based on a purchase transaction of an owner-occupied single-family residence in Salt Lake City, UT with a loan amount of $450,000 credit score of 740, down payment of 5% with tax and insurance escrows. Base APR is quoted and may vary depending on individual credit history and transaction. Requires 360 monthly payments of $3,108.04 with 0 points. Payment does not include taxes and insurance premiums. The actual payment amount will be greater. All loans are subject to credit review and approval. Not all programs available in all states. This is not a commitment to lend. Contact your loan advisor for more information.
10 Simple Steps for Construction Loans
Are you considering building your dream home instead of purchasing existing but you’re worried about the process? Count on us to guide you through it. These 10 simple steps give you a basic idea of what to expect:
Choose your land
Select your loan product
Sign your construction contract
Apply for construction loan
30-45 days application to close
Construction 4-12 months
Certificate of occupancy
Construction loan modifies
Collect for Escrow
And the final step…
We take the health of our clients and employees seriously, which is why we are offering an entirely digital application and loan process experience.
Construction Loan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A minimum credit score of 700 is required for a Northpointe Bank construction loan, and loan amounts over $1 million require at least a 720 credit score.
A Northpointe Bank construction loan has a maximum debt-to-income ratio (DTI) requirement of 43%. Please consult with your Northpointe Bank Loan Advisor for help calculating your current DTI.
Northpointe Bank provides construction loans for 1 and 2 unit primary residences, as well as 1-unit second homes. Northpointe Bank does not provide construction loans for investment properties.
A Draw is a request to have funds disbursed from your construction loan. Your disbursements are intended to cover specific expenses incurred during your home’s construction. Sworn statements and lien wavers/or receipts must be submitted to the title company and the bank’s construction department. They use these as a basis for processing your request.
Homeowners normally obtain Hazard Insurance, which is required by lenders. However, in the case of a construction loan, an additional insurance policy is often required to protect the work and fixtures that have already been completed or installed for your new home. This policy is generally referred to as Builders Risk Insurance.
Yes you can. A common occurrence is that the Borrowers have now sold their previous residence, and they wish to use some of these funds to buy down the construction loan prior to the note being modified to longer term fixed rates.
The borrower is to make a request 21 days prior to construction maturity date to extend their loan. The borrower is responsible for all fees associated with the extension.
Disbursements on a construction loan are designed to reimburse the builder/contractor as the construction of the home progresses. We will disburse construction proceeds based on the amount of the work that has been completed on the project. For example, the budget is $100,000.00 and the project is 10% complete (based on the inspector’s view), Northpointe Bank’s Construction Lending Department will disburse up to $10,000.00 on the project. This disbursement would be in addition to any advances or deposits the borrower may be entitled to receive. Disbursements for soft or direct cost expenses must be verified by an inspection.
At each draw request, the borrower will sign a “Request for Advance” form to approve each draw prior to disbursement. When we receive the borrower’s Draw Request in the Construction Department, we immediately order an inspection to verify the status of construction on the Borrower’s home. The inspection is performed within 2 to 3 business days from the time we receive the Draw Request. When the inspector verifies the percentage of completion and we receive verification from the title company that the property is free of any mechanics liens, the Draw Request will be funded.
Draw funds are typically disbursed to the builder via wire or an overnight check. Disbursement options will depend upon what the draw/advance is for at the time of request.
By the time you make your final Draw Request, your home should be complete. You can then request your remaining loan funds (if additional funds remain), and “roll” your loan into the permanent loan phase, provided that the conditions out-lined in your Construction Loan Agreement are met.
Why Choose at Northpointe Bank?
The answer is clear:
More Options. Better Pricing. Period.
Join the many satisfied Utahns who’ve gotten their mortgage loan for their dream home through Team 101 at Northpointe Bank.
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