Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage

Does the new home you are going to purchase need some renovations? We help home buyers pay for their renovations, with one manageable mortgage, and as little as 5% down!

Purchase Plus Improvements is for consumers looking to purchase a home that has great potential but needs a little TLC. This program allows you to make improvements immediately after taking possession of your new home and have the costs rolled into one easy-to-manage mortgage.

Acceptable Loan Purpose

  • Purchase transactions up to 95% or refinances up to 80% LTV

  • Available for up to 30 years

Eligible Properties

  • Maximum four units with at least one unit occupied as the principal residence

  • New construction or existing properties

The Process

  • Step 1: You must find a house and have a good idea of what renovations need to be done and rough idea of how much it will cost.

  • Step 2: True North Mortgage can get you an approval based on the house “as-is”.  You then go and get firm price quotes for the work that needs to be done. Make sure the quotes specifically state the work that is to be complete.

  • Step 3: True North Mortgage will then have your mortgage approval revised to include the price of renovations.

  • Step 4: You take possession of your new home and start the renovations.  In most cases, the work has to be done by licensed contractor.

  • Step 5: Once the work is completed we send out a bank representative to ensure the renovation was completed as required.

  • Step 6: You get the money. Your lawyer will be instructed by the lender to release the money for the renovations.


A couple notes:

1. Have a firm price quote for renovations prior to possession of the subject property.
2. You will not receive any funds for the renovations until after the work is completed.