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Who finances new construction log homes?

Most often it is the local hometown bank or credit union. Call our sales department (1-800-270-5025 toll free) first to learn some tips on talking to lenders.

When should I speak to a lender?

For most people, they should speak to a lender before they invest in having their home professionally drawn on paper. What you are looking for is a pre-qualification based on a review of your income and expenses, which determines your debt-to-income ratio. This pre-qualification will give you an idea of what you may be able to borrow before the formal mortgage application begins.

What key questions should you ask your local lender?

  • Make sure they are providing new construction loans. Have they made any construction loans in the last 3 months? Some lenders have become pretenders since the banking crisis of 2008.
  • Ask them if they are accepting of the Golden Eagle payment terms regarding the material package. We can provide you a copy of this information so that the lender has all of the questions answered. If they wonít pay for the materials per our contract terms, then you should look elsewhere.
  • Ask them about appraisal fees, rates, terms and if there are any other financing fees associated with getting financing through their company.
  • Ask them how long it would take to get financing put together once you begin the process.

How do I get a rough idea regarding cost and what my home will cost to build?

As you are getting your thoughts together regarding size, shape, and amenities, ask Golden Eagle where youíre headed on price. Keep in mind without actual plans, this price is simply an educated guess. Educated guesses can be a great tool for you to help assess the status of your budget. We donít want you to have any surprises.

How much does it cost to have custom or customized study plans drawn?

Custom study plans are $1.00 per square foot, based on finished living area. Unless youíre finishing off your attached garage or basement, those areas are drawn for free. As a bonus, when you order your Golden Eagle package, you will receive a complete refund on your plans.