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Land

Smart-risk lending solutions for land owners and developers.

Land is a valuable commodity and First National is there to finance it.

For decades, we have provided financing to owners and developers of land and consequently have the specialized expertise to do so with confidence. 

Throughout our history of lending across Canada, we have amassed significant experience in financing both land categories: held for future development and purchased for immediate development. 

Bridge financing

First National’s bridge loans are short-term in nature and used until construction financing is secured. Some borrowers choose bridge financing when they need the flexibility to plot the future of their assets.

Learn More: Bridge financing

Construction financing

A First National construction loan provides funds to cover the cost of building or rehabilitating a property with terms typically of three years or less.

Learn More: Construction financing

Smart risk solutions in action for land

See how we’ve applied our financing products innovatively to help land borrowers achieve their goals with performance and value.

To replace the existing land financing

  • $3.5 Million
  • 25,619 sq. ft.
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Conventional Mortgage
  • 1 year term, amortization Interest only
  • LTV: 43.00%

Loan to redevelop the site with two mixed used buildings

  • $18.4 Million
  • 98,010 sq. ft.
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Loan financing
  • 3 years term, interest only amortization

To provide land financing while the borrower completes the required financial zoning

  • $9.5 Million
  • 152,890 sq. ft.
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • First mortgage loan
  • 18 months term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 67%

Bridge loan to provide capital

  • $5 million
  • 155,945 sq. ft.
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • Conventional purchase
  • 1 year term, Interest only
  • LTV: 63%

Bridge loan to provide capital for land purchase

  • $6 million
  • 36,590 sq. ft.
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Conventional purchase
  • 1 year term, Interest only
  • LTV: 63%

Loan used to purchase already zoned land for a proposed mixed use development

  • $3 million
  • 442 units
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Conventional First Mortgage
  • 12 months term, Interest only
  • LTV: 60%

Land loan used to fully repay an existing loan and fund an 18 month debt servicing reserve

  • $29 million
  • 189,595 sq. ft.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Land loan financing
  • 18 months term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 55%

Funds to assist with the purchase of land and pre-development costs

  • $5 million
  • 119,001 Sq. ft.
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Pre-development first mortgage
  • 36 months term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 54%

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