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Construction loan-in-process course overview

This Construction Loan-in-Process course focuses on construction lending, primarily from a bank’s point of view. It is the third and final course in the three-part series, and should be taken after Construction Finance Fundamentals and Structuring a Construction Loan. In this course, we discuss the payment cycle, how holdback or retainage clauses are applied, and various legal tools related to construction payments.

Later on in the course, we will discuss the loan monitor’s role, change order and contingencies, what to do when the project begins to fail, and briefly describe title insurance.

Construction loan-in-process learning objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the construction payment cycle and process
  • Explain how holdbacks or retainage are applied and why
  • Grasp legal tools related to construction payments such as liens, statutory declarations, and prompt payment legislation
  • Appreciate the loan monitor’s role in payment processing and loan disbursements
  • Address strategies and processes for non-performing loans
  • Understand title insurance and why it’s important

Construction loan-in-process is an elective course of CFI’s CBCA® program

CFI’s Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills including credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.

Who should take this CBCA® course?

This Construction Loan-in-Process course was created for any current and aspiring professionals working in commercial banking roles, with a focus on the real estate development industry. It is also useful for anyone looking to explore the intricacies of construction lending. Taught from the perspective of the lender, this course provides a solid foundation of the lending process for construction development loans, and would also provide key takeaways for mortgage brokers and related industry advisors.

Construction Loan-in-Process

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Approx 1.5h to complete

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Informative and well presented.


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Example of what this course was... Presentation Document: today we will learn about - cats, dogs, and fish Exam Question: what are we learning today? My answer: cats, dogs, and fish CFIs answer: WRONG. The correct answer is cats and dogs even though we put fish in our pdf document. 0 points, no partial credit for getting 2/3 correct, this is all wrong. So beat. Thankful to be done with this one

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