How long do banks require to wait between loans.

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I am refinancing my primary residence and closing is today. My original plan was to continue to occupy my home for minimum required time and then buy an new place and rent mine out. I was in a 15 year loan with a $2,200 payment and my new payment will be $850. The new low payment would have allowed me to rent the place out for a decent cash flow. While researching the topic of renting my place out I have decided instead of renting my place out I want to buy some out of state homes to rent out instead.

My question is how long will banks require me to wait to take out a mortgage for my first investment property? My debt to income ratio is less than 10% and credit score is above 800. I plan to put 20% down and would like to buy around 5 SFR's in the OKC and or Tampa areas over the next 2 years.

Also what interest rates could I expect to pay for properties in the $100,000-$150,000 range with 20% down?

Banks, mortgage companies, private, and hard money lenders all work off of different guidelines. I worked for different FDIC Insured Banks as well as Mortgage Companies throughout my career. Each had different underwriting guidelines. Provided that you qualify for the investment loan, banks normally wouldn't have a waiting period. Different mortgage companies might have a rule against it. I would simply call a lender or two and talk through the situation. Good Luck!

Originally posted by @Michael Judd :

I am refinancing my primary residence and closing is today. My original plan was to continue to occupy my home for minimum required time and then buy an new place and rent mine out. I was in a 15 year loan with a $2,200 payment and my new payment will be $850. The new low payment would have allowed me to rent the place out for a decent cash flow. While researching the topic of renting my place out I have decided instead of renting my place out I want to buy some out of state homes to rent out instead.

My question is how long will banks require me to wait to take out a mortgage for my first investment property? My debt to income ratio is less than 10% and credit score is above 800. I plan to put 20% down and would like to buy around 5 SFR's in the OKC and or Tampa areas over the next 2 years.

Also what interest rates could I expect to pay for properties in the $100,000-$150,000 range with 20% down?

 No Fannie or Freddie required wait. 

@Michael Judd   I have never heard of a lender imposing a waiting period to buy a second, third, fourth property.  As long as you qualify, you should be fine.  The only limits may be # of loans, or dollar amount of loans with one particular lender, as some have limits on that.

I’ve done multiple loans on multiple properties the same day. As long as they know about it they don’t care. It’s only an issue if you had a closing close enough together that your new payment on the first loan wasn’t known to them and you didn’t disclose it.