Personal line of credit options

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Hi, I am a RP starter in TX who is looking to secure a line of credit for their second rental property. I have bought the barren land already and am looking for around a $50,000 personal line of credit to use on the trailer home i plan to buy and put on the land and for any renovations or future properties as it would be revolving and resuable after I pay it off each time. My credit score is a 802 on FICO but I recently (2-3 weeks ago) had a hard pull on my credit to request a credit increase on my personal credit card. I've called up my local credit unions and have found revolving LOC, with simple interest, that are unsecured for 8-10% interest. I do not have an LLC. Property would bring in $1,200 in rent a month. Make about $48,000 a year in salary after taxes.

My question would be if I need to wait to apply for one of these PLOC? If so how long? Is that the best loan option to begin with? What do the credit unions look for to approve applicants? And any general guidance would be super appreciated. 

I don't see any reason why you need to wait to apply for a personal LOC. If you're happy with the options the local credit union's offer and their interest rate still allows you to make a profit, why wait?

Originally posted by @Nicole Heasley :

I don't see any reason why you need to wait to apply for a personal LOC. If you're happy with the options the local credit union's offer and their interest rate still allows you to make a profit, why wait?

That was more asking in terms of the hard inquiry on my credit recently and the time I should wait (if any) to make another hard inquiry on my credit at all or given my credit score?

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Originally posted by @Ciro Cuellar :
Originally posted by @Nicole Heasley:

I don't see any reason why you need to wait to apply for a personal LOC. If you're happy with the options the local credit union's offer and their interest rate still allows you to make a profit, why wait?

That was more asking in terms of the hard inquiry on my credit recently and the time I should wait (if any) to make another hard inquiry on my credit at all or given my credit score?

A hard inquiry isn't going to make a huge impact on your score. Go ahead and discuss with a lender now and if they tell you to wait, follow their advice. But I doubt it's going to make or break your eligibility. Good luck!