• Construction

    Many people dream about building a new home to their exact specifications. If you've been thinking about building a new home, it could be one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you'll ever undertake. If you're currently a homeowner, an alternative to a construction loan is to use the equity in your home to finance building a house. We offer a number of construction loans designed to help you finance the building of your new home. For information on construction loans, including the benefits of closing before construction begins, talk with a mortgage loan originator.

    Find a Builder

    Once you settle on using your home equity or getting a home construction loan to build a new home, there are several ways to find a quality home builder in your area:

    • Contact your local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders.
    • Get referrals from friends, family and from real estate agents who specialize in new home construction.

    Check Credentials Before Hiring

    • Proven experience in building the type of residence you want.
    • Meets state licensing and insurance requirements.
    • A solid reputation in the community, including a good rating with the Better Business Bureau and excellent references from past clients, suppliers and local banks
    • Recipient of industry awards and involvement in professional associations.
    • A permanent business address.
    • Contact the state or county to verify there is no history of legal proceedings against the company and that no legal proceedings are pending.
  • Equal Housing Lender

    Loan approval is subject to credit approval and program guidelines. Not all loan programs are available in all states for all loan amounts. Interest rate and program terms are subject to change without notice.

    Any rates shown above are sample rates for the purchase of a single-family primary residence based on a 60-day lock period. These rates are not guaranteed and are subject to change. This is not a credit decision or a commitment to lend. Your guaranteed rate will depend on various factors including loan product, loan size, credit profile, property value, geographic location, occupancy and other factors.

    To guarantee a rate, you must submit an application to Austin First Mortgage and receive written confirmation from a mortgage loan originator that your rate is locked. Application can be made online.