Construction Perm Loan definition

A construction perm loan is a long-term permanent loan that modifies a construction loan used to finance a building project. However the closing occurs prior to the beginning of construction. To understand why a construction perm loan is advantageous, you have to compare it to a construction-only loan. Construction loans are temporary. They drawn upon during the construction process. There is no principal paid on a construction loan during the draw stage, as it is used entirely to construct a project. A construction loan must be refinanced at completion of the project. With a construction perm loan, nothing else has to be done at the end of construction except to "modify" the construction loan into a permanent loan by signing the modification package. This is because the loan was closed prior to the beginning of construction. (eHow)