How to Finance an Investment Property

How to Finance an Investment Property

There are a lot of benefits related to investment property ownership and real estate can be a hedge against the volatility as the stocks fall. In order to maintain a steady income, one could be landlord but it would take a great amount to start with. Though, the easiest way is decide to take a loan. There are several forms in financing your investment property and choosing the right choice could determine the success of your investment. Before approaching a lender, make sure to study how different choices work.  

Option #1: Conventional Bank Loans
Using conventional financing, you can anticipate for a 20% down payment for the price of purchasing your home and about 30% with an investment property. In order to get loan approval and to determine your interest rate, lenders see your personal credit score, credit history and review assets. Lenders also expect borrowers to have a minimum of cash for six months intended to cover mortgage obligations.

Option #2: Fix-and-Flip Loans
A fix-and-flip loan is a short-term loan that enables the borrower to complete their renovations in order to put back the property in the market as soon as possible. Fix-and-flip loans are secured by the property known as hard money loans. Compared to conventional loan, using hard money loan could finance a house slip much easier to qualify and the lenders are more focus on the profitability of the market. However the interest rate for this loan may up to 18% and the paying period can be short.

Option #3: Tapping Home Equity
Drawing your home equity comes in different ways and using it to finance a real estate investment has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, using HELOC will allow you to borrow against the equity and usually paying monthly is interest-only.


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