The Perfect Property

Want To Build A House But Not Right Away? Get Ahead And Buy Your Property Now

by Zachary Thompson

If you want to build your own house in the next few years but you don't have the money to do it right now, you can save a lot of money and enjoy advantages if you start looking at property right away. If you are able to find lots for sale and purchase just the property, you can start making progress towards building the house.

A realtor can show you property in your area in your price range, and then you'll be able to start saving for the house you have always wanted. Here are a few benefits to those that sit on the property before they build.

Have Equity in the Property

When you take out a loan on the property, or when you go to build, all of the money that you have already paid on the property is going to be equity. This means that you aren't going into the mortgage without anything paid off, and instead you will be further ahead on the loan. You may need equity in the property to get the loan from the bank to build the house as well.

Lower the Monthly Payment

If the property is paid off or some of its paid off, you don't have to take out as much money to build the house. This is going to lower the cost of your loan, which makes your payments lower each month. This makes it easier to make the payments each month, and it will be easier to get ahead on the mortgage.

Try for a 15-Year Mortgage

If you have a lot of equity in the property already and you have money to put down on the loan, you may be able to apply for a 15-year mortgage. There are many benefits to a 15-year mortgage, like paying off the house sooner, paying far less interest, and avoiding private mortgage insurance just to name a few. Talk with the loan officer at the bank to see if a 15-year mortgage will be a possibility.

Start looking at lots for sale and talk with a local lender to see what type of lot you can afford. You will be able to spend more on the things you want for your house when you already have some of the property paid off, and when you don't have to put the entire cost for the property into the loan.

To purchase land, contact a company such as Adobe Homes Florida.