The collateral for this loan consists of 24 acres of land in Cave Creek, AZ (approximately 40 miles north of Phoenix, AZ). These 24 acres are planned to be part of a larger 800+ acres on the side of “Gold Mountain”. With amazing views of Phoenix to the south and mountains to the north and east, the project is what the Phoenix, Scottsdale market has been missing. In the Northern Scottsdale area near the location of this property, estate sized lots with multi-million-dollar homes are very common. The difference between what will be developed on this site compared to what already exists in the area is “hillside living”. The borrower, Shaded Horizons, is an expert in the field and it is something that is not prevalent in the area. Over the next six months, the borrower intends to work with the city to get four lots approved on the acreage. It is also the borrower’s intent to acquire the surrounding 800+ acres to ultimately develop a whole master planned community. Right now, there is a partially paved road going through the property that will cost approximately $500,000 more to improve. With entitlement costs and other development costs, the borrower could be into the lots for under $500,000 per lot while the current market value of such a lot is nearly $1,000,000 per lot.
Loan Amount: $1,110,000
Yield: 10.5% (Principal Balance ≥ $100,000); 10.0% (Principal Balance < $100,000) Interest is paid monthly in arrears with payments due on the 1st of each month with a 10- day grace period.
Term: Nine months with an optional nine-month extension at maturity. Final maturity date is 2/28/23.