There are some mortgage agencies, like Fannie Mae, that will not do a loan for an investment property buyer that already has what they consider to be excessive financed properties.
If you are buying a new primary residence, there is no limit to the number of financed properties that you already have.
However, if you are buying a second home/vacation home or rental property, you cannot have more than 10 financed properties already. Read the rest of this entry »
What makes a neighborhood “up and coming” in the DC area? You may have heard of the U-Street corridor and remember that it used to be abandoned buildings and vacant lots. Now it’s where professionals want to live, it’s trendy, and packed with diners and shoppers. Even though it took years of slow transformation, it would have been nice to own property before it got hot. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are looking to buy a new house, and want to keep your current home as a rental property, on a Conventional loan you need to show the lender who is making the loan on your new home some things that you would not if you were selling your current home instead of renting it. You need to show 6 months “cash reserves” after the down payment and closing costs on the new house, and you need a 70% loan-to-value (LTV) on your current home, as evidenced by an appraisal. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have this significant equity requirement they force banks to follow because they are trying to avoid people who aim to do a strategic default, now or in the future. Many people in the post 2008 collapse Read the rest of this entry »
Has anyone else noticed that buying new investment real estate does not cash flow? At today’s prices, which are likely lower than in the last several years, you still seem unable to find real estate that can turn a profit as a rental property. I wonder why that is? Read the rest of this entry »