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The Lowdown on Rental Property Loans...

The Lowdown on Rental Property Loans...

What is a Rental Property Loan

A rental property loan is financing that allows investors to purchase rental real estate as an income-generating investment property. There are two main types of rental property loans to consider:

Conventional Loans

Conventional rental loans follow standard guidelines set by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, or banks and lending institutions. To qualify for a conventional loan for a rental property, borrowers typically need:

  • A down payment of 15% for a single family residence and 25% for a 2 to 4 unit multi-family
  • A good credit score of 620 or higher
  • Sufficient income to cover both personal living expenses and the mortgage
  • Prior experience managing rental properties can help with approval

The benefit of conventional loans is that they often come with lower interest rates since they are less risky for lenders compared to other rental financing options. The downside is that eligibility criteria is stricter, requiring good credit, income, and cash savings to cover down payments.

Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) Loans

A DSCR rental property loan looks primarily at the property's projected net operating income to determine eligibility rather than borrower qualifications like income.

To qualify for a DSCR loan, the rental property must have:

  • A DSCR of at least 1.0 or higher. This means the projected net operating income divided by the total loan payments should be 1.0 or greater.
  • Down Payments as Low as 15%
  • Minimum Credit Score of 640

The major advantage of DSCR loans is that are easier to qualify for and they open up rental financing to more buyers since they do not look at income and tax returns so they can be less paperwork heavy. However, they come with higher interest rates compared to conventional loan.

Which type of loan is best depends on an investor's unique financial situation and goals. Speaking to a mortgage specialist can help buyers understand all their rental financing options.

The Rental Property Loan Process

Here's how our home loan process works:

  • Complete our simple Rental Property Loan Qualifier
  • Receive options based on your unique criteria and scenario
  • Compare mortgage interest rates and terms
  • Choose the offer that best fits your needs

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Why a Rental Property Loan?

Your Home Loan Could Be Fully Funded 30 Days From Now

  • Fixed Rates

    Fixed Rates

  • Adjustable Rates Mortgage (ARM)

    Adjustable Rates
    Mortgage (ARM)

  • Conforming Loans


  • Jumbo & Super Jumbo Loans

    Jumbo & Super
    Jumbo Loans

  • FHA, VA, & USDA Loans

    FHA, VA, & USDA

  • Terms from 5 to 30 Years

    Terms from 5 to
    30 Years

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