22 episodes

We examine the challenging and complex topics lenders face with construction and renovation loan products. The Construction Lending Podcast will share strategies, insights, information, trends, and best practices around all things related to construction finance.

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We examine the challenging and complex topics lenders face with construction and renovation loan products. The Construction Lending Podcast will share strategies, insights, information, trends, and best practices around all things related to construction finance.

    Building the Future: ACUMA on Credit Unions, Tech, and Construction Lending

    Building the Future: ACUMA on Credit Unions, Tech, and Construction Lending

    Peter Benjamin, President of ACUMA, joins this episode's discussion on credit unions and their role in the mortgage industry, tackling hot topics like liquidity concerns, employee morale, and the ever-evolving landscape of purchase business. Peter shares insights into the challenges and opportunities facing credit unions, emphasizing the importance of modernization and staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. Also discussed are the opportunities in construction and renovation lending, exploring how these products can help credit unions remain competitive and better serve their members.

    • 41 min
    Protecting Property: Attorney Opinion Letters and Title Insurance

    Protecting Property: Attorney Opinion Letters and Title Insurance

    We’re shedding light on the nuances of title insurance and attorney opinion letters, including understanding when to choose each option to balance coverage and drive down closing costs for borrowers.

    • 50 min
    Managing Mortgage Insurance for Construction Loans

    Managing Mortgage Insurance for Construction Loans

    Join us as mortgage insurance expert Kevin Hearden from MGIC breaks down the intricacies of MI in construction loans. We delve into activating and canceling MI, special considerations for the construction phase, and strategies for managing MI throughout the loan lifecycle. This is an essential guide to understanding the world of mortgage insurance for construction loans.

    • 54 min
    Off-Site Construction: Tackling the Housing Attainability Crisis

    Off-Site Construction: Tackling the Housing Attainability Crisis

    With affordable housing out of reach for many Americans, off-site construction is helping many finally attain home ownership. Ramsey Cohen, Director of Industry and Community Affairs from Clayton Homes, joins this episode to discuss how off-site construction tackles the housing attainability crisis by offering faster completion times and financial advantages. We explore how these innovative homes blend seamlessly into existing neighborhoods, offering energy efficiency, faster build times, and significant cost savings. Ramsey highlights the special financing options from Fannie and Freddie, designed specifically for these homes.

    • 47 min
    Construction Lender’s Guide to Builder’s Risk Insurance

    Construction Lender’s Guide to Builder’s Risk Insurance

    This episode will guide construction lenders through the critical world of builder’s risk insurance with expert Daniel Gilman from Morris and Garritano Insurance. Our comprehensive discussion covers everything from the essential coverage builder’s risk insurance offers for materials and property during construction to the importance of having both property owners and general contractors named on the policy. Daniel brings his extensive experience in underwriting builder's risk policies for projects ranging up to $55 million, sharing insights on coverage essentials, cost implications, and policy management throughout the construction process.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Foundational Excellence | TVFCU’s Strategic Approach to Construction Lending

    Foundational Excellence | TVFCU’s Strategic Approach to Construction Lending

    In this conversation, we're joined by Andy Woodman, Director of Mortgage Lending at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU). TVFCU has recently made waves in the construction lending arena with the roll-out of its new program. Andy brings us inside the journey of implementing this service, targeting the inventory shortage in home sales and responding to the demand from their members in their extensive 17-county coverage area. As we unpack the inception and execution of this innovative program, Andy will share with us the operational essentials such as infrastructure support, specialist staff recruiting, builder vetting, and the importance of documentation. We discuss not just the technicalities of the construction lending program at TVFCU, but also the passion that's necessary to drive such a venture forward.

    • 57 min

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