In some urban markets a multifamily home is converted to condominiums. For example, a duplex is turned into two condominium units. Or a triplex is turned into three condominium units. Or a fourplex is turned into four condominium units.
The required condominium project review that needs to be done on most condominiums is waived on condos that don’t consist of more than four units.Read the rest of this entry »
The behavior of others can affect you. The delinquent payment of condo dues of other condo unit owners can affect you. How? I have client who wants a mortgage to buy a unit in a small condo. The condo has 8 units total. I just found out that 2 of the 8 unit owners are currently delinquent on their condo dues.
Fannie Mae only allows a 15% delinquency rate on condo dues, 2 of 8 units being delinquent is 25%! So the loan will be rejected until we can get 1 or 2 of these current units owners to pay their back dues. If only 1 of 8 is delinquent that is a 12.5% delinquency rate, which would fall under the 15% limit, and we could get the loan approved. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you looking at the right things when buying a condo? Most people look at location, view, amenities, square footage, and level of finish inside the condo unit. But why get excited over a condo and put in an offer if the building is not able to be financed by a mortgage lender? Below is a list of some of the most important things that a lender will be looking for when analyzing a condo to approve a loan for a mortgage borrower. Read the rest of this entry »