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CONSTRUCTION FINANCING

For Your Next Renovation or New Custom Home

SENSUS FINANCIAL

We offer you practical, flexible, and efficient financing solutions to make your desired home renovation or construction project a reality. As your one-stop-shop for architectural design, interior design, and construction we are adept at understanding the risk profile of each project to a further extent than the typical bank of B lender would.

Many projects are able to be funded as a result of equity that has accumulated as a result of market increases and paying down your mortgage. As part of your custom home or renovation project plan our firm will be able to offer financing at competitive rates to ensure the financial feasibility of your project. The best part? A renovation, addition, or new custom home project completed by Sensus Design and Build will add even more value.

UNDERWRITING PROCESS - CONSTRUCTION LOANS

When considering a construction project, Sensus Financial bases its approval on a variety of factors including:

  • • Property’s location
  • • Construction costs
  • • Project’s end value
  • • Borrower’s experience and expertise
  • • Exit strategy

As part of the approval process, we require the following documents:

  • • Application and net worth statement of the borrower and guarantors
  • • Builder’s / developer’s resume, which lists construction history, experience and previously-completed projects
  • • Construction budget
  • • Marketability of the completed project
  • • Appraisal
  • • Environmental report (if applicable)
  • • Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum amount Sensus will lend?
While we have no specific maximum, the maximum loan amount has generally been $12 million per project.

What are the geographic market boundaries for Sensus’s loans?
Our target lending zone is the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Burlington to Bowmanville, and north to Barrie.

As a borrower, do I have to guarantee my loan personally?
Typically, yes. However, we may consider advancing a mortgage loan without a personal guarantee on an exception basis, with restricted loan-to-value (LTV).

What is Sensus’s typical lender’s fee?
Our lender’s fee is normally 1% to 2% of the loan amount.
In general, how quickly can Sensus arrange a mortgage loan? We can usually commit to a mortgage, in principle, within 24 hours of receiving a project proposal, and can fund the loan as soon as due diligence is completed. The due diligence normally takes a week.

What is Sensus’s maximum loan term?
Our maximum loan term is generally 2 years.

Can I pay out my mortgage with Sensus before the end of the term?
Construction loans are generally open to pre-payment, and term loans are open on payment of a 1-2 month interest “bonus”.

How does Sensus advance funds on the loan during construction?
Construction loans are advanced as work is completed on the project. Advances are usually processed within 2 business days of an inspection that verifies the work in place.

Project Feasibility Study

Visit our office for a project feasibility review. Made possible by our in-house service offerings, this in depth review provides insight into the major components of your project from a 30,000 foot view, and provides clear steps forward to determining the feasibility of your requirements, and achieving them. You will receive the following:

  • Zoning Feasibility
  • Architectural Design Costs
  • Interior Design Costs
  • Detailed Construction Scope Of Work
  • Construction Budget