About Commercial Construction Loan Rates
By Terry Painter, Mortgage Banker
Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council
Commercial Construction Loan Rates vary from around 4.00% to 12.00% based on the lender's cost of funds. Also the experience, credit and financial strength of the developer and key principals on the project are a factor. Many commercial banks borrow the funds from other banking institutions over night on the Federal Funds Rate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_funds_rate or from their own deposits. Of course, their cost of funds vary daily so they cannot fix the rate on a commercial construction loan for more than 30 days. These institutions tie their rates to the 30 day libor rate: https://www.bankrate.com/rates/interest-rates/1-month-libor.aspx or to prime rate: https://www.bankrate.com/rates/interest-rates/wall-street-prime-rate.aspx
FHA Commercial Construction Loan Rates for Multifamily are partially regulated by HUD and are some of the lowest commercial construction loan rates in the country. HUD guarantees the loan which makes it possible for the lender to sell the loan on Wall Street as a Gennie Mae Bond. It is actually the bond trading firms on Wall Street that will determine the final rate which can be locked at final HUD loan approval. These rates are not only locked at loan approval for the entire term of the construction loan but for an additional 40 year on the Permanent Loan. Call one of our friendly loan specialists to get prequalified for this program.
Life companies have a lot of money to invest and have some of the lowest commercial construction loan rates available in America. However these programs are more difficult to qualify for, take a very experienced development team, and require financially strong sponsors.
The best private lenders have their money in a fund ready and have the lowest rates. Private lenders that borrower their funds from a warehouse line and sell the funds at a profit will have much higher rates. Private Institutional Commercial Construction Loans are easier to qualify for and require less experience and financial strength from the developer and investors. .
Finally, we have hard money construction loans with rates from 9.00% to 12.00% and many points. These loan exist for developers that do not have good credit, or verifiable income on tax returns. These loans still require experience with similar size projects from the developer, general contractor and often the investors.
At Apartment Loan Store, and Business Loan Store, we have specialized in commercial construction loans since 1997. Please call one of our friendly loan specialists to get prequalified for your project.
By: Terry Painter/President Apartment Loan Store and Business Loan Store