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Buying vacant commercial land and possible development

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:08 am
by homeowner
Hi, I'm thinking of using the equity in my house to help me invest in a vacant commercial land. I would appreciate it if a broker or an expert could explain to me what the lending requirements / how much I'm allowed to borrow for a vacant commercial loan loan are and also whether or not I can get a development loan. Thanks.

Re: Buying vacant commercial land and possible development

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:47 am
by Otto Dargan
Hi homeowner,

With a vacant commercial land loan, you may be able to borrow up:
  • 50% to 70% of the land value depending on the lender and the size and nature of the property. This general rule is applicable to land over 50 hectares in size.
  • 80% up to 95% if the land value if the land is between 2.2 hectares and 60 hectares and is zoned residential..
  • 95% if the property value for up to 50 hectares with a house on the block.
  • 60% of the land value for vacant farmland. If you have a strong situation then this can go up to 70%.
If you have enough equity in your residential property then you may be able to borrow up to 100% of the land value and also qualify for a longer loan term of 25 years rather than the standard commercial loan term of 10 to 15 years.

If you're thinking about developing the land then we can help you qualify for a:
  • Commercial development loan - You may be able to borrow up to 75% of the land and construction costs (hard costs) if you're building a block with more than 4 units or a standard commercial property.
  • Residential development loan - You may be able to borrow up to 95% of the hard costs for blocks of units less than 4.
You can go through our website to learn more. You can also speak with one of our mortgage brokers directly by calling 1300 889 743 or enquiring online.

Cheers,
Otto

Re: Buying vacant commercial land and possible development

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:18 pm
by homeowner
I didn't expect to get a reply this soon, and that too this informative! Thanks. Will have a look at your website to learn a bit more of the details and requirements before calling to discuss my situation. Cheers.