Anyone know of a lending institution that has experience in financing for log homes. My wife and I are ready to pull the trigger, but was recently turned down for a loan not because we weren't approved but my builder was not approved. I've never heard of such a thing. We actually submitted a second builder to the loan company and again was turned down because "he hadn't done any construction in the area." I had heard that obtaining financing for a log home was dificult but I had no idea I was going to have to go through this.
Do Not get discouraged. The Log Home Dream is worth the effort.
I'd be interested if you find a bank at the Branson show. That is where we met our Log Home manufacturer a couple years ago and we will also be building about 15 miles south of there. We won't be able to attend the show this year.
M&T Mortgage used to be really good with Log Homes. I don't know how they have adjusted to the recent housing criteria. But they may be worth a look.