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Unimproved Property and Construction Loans

Land Loans

Whether you're interested in purchasing land as a long-term investment or you intend to build your new home there, EFCU can help provide the funds to get you there.

Construction Loans

Building your home has several advantages such as modern features, energy-efficiency and a layout that fits your needs.

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Unimproved Property Loan Payment Calculator

Use our unimproved property loan payment calculator to determine how much you can afford.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Unimproved Property Loan FAQs

How soon will someone contact me after I have submitted my mortgage application?

Once you submit your mortgage loan application for review, EFCU will contact you within 24-48 hours, unless it is a weekend application.

How long does the loan process typically take?

EFCU strives to close all of our loans within 30-45 days.

What is the largest piece of land I can buy with a land loan?

EFCU has a limit on the amount of acreage that can be financed. That limit is 20 acres.

Will I need an appraisal?

There are some cases where we can use 100% of the tax assessment. Please call our office to see if this could be an option for your current situation.

Will I need a survey?

A survey is always required on our land loans. We will use an existing survey on the property if you have one. If you do not have one, a new survey will be ordered by EFCU during the loan process.

The property I am interested in purchasing with my land loan is within a flood zone. What does this mean?

Flood insurance is not required by EFCU on a land loan. However, additional insurance coverage could be required by your lender when you choose to build on the property.

Construction Loan FAQs

Do I have to own my own land to get a construction loan?

Yes, EFCU construction loans are for new construction on property you own, not for construction being completed by a builder (in a new subdivision, etc.). If you are interested in purchasing a piece of property, EFCU does have an option where we can do a construction loan and purchase the lot at the same time.

How long does the loan process typically take?

EFCU strives to close all of our loans within 30-45 days.

How does the interest rate work on a construction loan?

During the construction phase, you will be required to make construction interest-only payments every month with an interest rate of 5.50% APR. Once your home is 45 days away from completion, you will have the option to lock in your new interest rate based on the current rates of that day for your permanent financing.

Does Eglin Federal Credit Union require a builder?

No, EFCU does not require a builder to be involved in the process.

How long do I have to build the home after the loan is closed?

After the loan is closed, you will have 9 months to complete the construction of the home. In some cases, EFCU will approve a 90 day extension if more time is needed.

Will my construction loan be handled in one transaction, or two?

The construction loan is handled as two separate transactions. The first closing will handle the construction phase. The second closing will modify your mortgage into permanent financing once your home is completely built.