I currently have a 1.3-acre parcel with a 2 bed 1.5 bath home that I built. Sweat equity paid off nicely, we owe $100K on it and it appraised in 2015 for $211K, not sure where its gone since then. We would like to maximize the value of the land by building a second home. The plan is to build a 3 bed 2 bath with a basement studio apartment. Once construction is complete we would move into the basement apartment and put the rest up for rent. The 2 bed should rent for $1200 and the 3 bed for $1600. Looking for input on the best way to finance this type of deal. One caveat that several banks have mentioned is that we would have to subdivide the parcel before we could refinance the second home and get out of the HELOC. I am certainly not opposed to this, but it does add some extra costs and challenges with the first mortgage holder.
If you have that much equity, getting a partial release for the part you need to subdivide off shouldn’t be an issue.
Good to know, thanks for the input Wayne!
We're at the point now where we have to pay around $1200 for application and attorney fees to find out how much of a principal paydown we'd be required to bring to the table. We have a BPO that puts the raw land at about $7000 and the existing house with a smaller parcel at $240,000. So we'd be paying at least $8200 to carve out this parcel that we can then use as a down payment on a construction loan. Does this seem like the most efficient approach? Just want to make sure I'm not missing a piece of this puzzle.
I've spoken with a local mortgage broker and he's going to make some phone calls to see if there is a better option to achieve this.