Our Lending Parameters

At Patch of Land, we look at every project proposal individually—each deal and borrower is unique. Whether you’re needing funds for a fix & flip, rental, or ground-up construction, we take the time to develop strong relationships with our customers to understand their particular needs and project goals.

How to Submit

How to Submit

Submitting is easy!

Go to www.patchofland.com/developer-information/ and fill out a loan application.

Submitting an application online takes as little as five minutes. After your application is submitted, a loan officer will promptly call to discuss your project in more detail and review next steps.

For questions, please email [email protected] or call 1-888-959-1465.

Submissions

Required Documentation

Typically, loans are initially submitted through our website and customers provide information regarding the project and their background.

Customers are emailed a copy of their application and a list of documents needed to complete the application process.

The list includes:

  • Credit Report (we look at all scores because we take a holistic approach)
  • Proof of Funds (for down payment, closing cost, et cetera)
  • Inspection Report of the property, if available
  • List of Comparable sales (CMA, BPO, MLS listings)
  • Purchase Contract, if a purchase
  • Property Management Questionnaire (rental only)
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  • Construction Estimate & Timeframe
  • Contractor Information
  • Payoff Statement, if a Refinance
  • Borrower’s Attorney information
  • Articles of Incorporation, if applicable Developer Biography (to be posted on the website)
  • Property Description/Plans (to be posted on the website)

We also complete an independent background check of the borrower and the corporation .

Once we review all the items, the developer is called to discuss details and answer any questions. If everything looks good, the loan is presented to our Executive team to determine the Interest Rate, Points & Structure of the loan.

It is important to note, that many factors go into the underwriting of a loan. We typically like the developer to put money into the deal (the more, the better). How “seasoned” is the developer? Are they buying under market value? What is the LTV? More importantly, what will the ARV (After Renovated Value) be? We typically look for an ARV to be around 60% of the loan. Is it in an appreciating market?

We then call the developer to present the Letter of Engagement and answer any questions they may have. Once the developer agrees to the Terms, an appraisal and legal work are ordered.

All of this usually takes about 24 hours at this point. Then the appraisal is ordered.

The appraisal will usually take 4-5 days to be completed and returned to the Underwriter for review. This is a crucial part of the underwriting process because we always use a licensed independent third appraiser to evaluate the property and give us two values: the “AS IS” value and the “SUBJECT TO” value. This can make or break a deal or at the very least, renegotiate the loan size. The appraiser is our eyes and ears at the property and helps ensure our due diligence to protect our investors’ capital.

Once everything is signed off by the Underwriter, it is scheduled to close.

In total, a loan can close as quickly as 5 days but on average it’s about 10 business days.