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Construction loan Burlington, KY

My wife and I are looking to build I house in Burlington, KY. We have a lot on hold and are building with a local custom builder. We are trying to figure out the financing. The two options are us taking out a construction loan or our builder financing it and we buy it from him at the end. Obviously, the builder prefers for us to take out the construction loan because it's less risk to him. Him and our realtor also say that I will save money in closing costs if I do this. Here is the problem; the builder, myself, and our realtor have talked to several banks and mortgage companies in the Northern Kentucky area and are about out of resources. Very few offer construction loans to start with and the few that do require 20% down. I do not and will not have 20% to put down. Including house and lot, our goal is for a total cost of $200,000. I will have $20,000 to put down which is 10%. Does anyone know of a solution to this situation as the banks we have talked to cannot come down below 20%?
  • November 28 2012 - Burlington
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