Upstate NY BRRRR - Looking for suggestions.

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Good Afternoon Bigger Pockets Community,

Happy holidays to you and yours! Earlier this year a partner of mine and I paid for a house in cash, $75,000. At closing the house appraised for $80,000. The house was bought through an LLC and is considered a commercial property, however is only a duplex. After several attempts with two major banks and several portfolio lenders I have had no success trying to refinance this property. Several reasons:

1. Big banks will not refinance $56,250 (75% of $75,000) because the property is not 5 units or more.  From my understanding anything five units or more is considered commercial real estate.

2. The portfolio lenders would lend to me, however my LLC is in the state of PA and not NY. NY being the state the property was bought.

The reason I invest in upstate NY is because this is where I grew up, I'm very familiar with the area, and understand the market. A friend of mine from home and I just filed for an LLC three weeks ago and have just put 2 duplexes under contract. I'm looking for suggestions on how to refinance all three properties, given two different scenarios. The two duplexes are very similar in price at around $75,000-$90,000.

Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to networking with anyone who is interested.

@Sean Bayliss

Where are you investing? If you're in my area, I can share some names of creative lenders. I would avoid big banks. I've never worked with one that had any flexibility. Plenty of smaller lenders offer 75% LTV on both commercial and residential properties.

Feel free to message me.

Originally posted by @Jamie Brayton :

@Sean Bayliss

Where are you investing? If you're in my area, I can share some names of creative lenders. I would avoid big banks. I've never worked with one that had any flexibility. Plenty of smaller lenders offer 75% LTV on both commercial and residential properties.

Feel free to message me. 

What Banks are offering 75% LTV? Highest I've seen on non oo is 70%.

 

Thanks for the responses.  I'm currently investing in the Albany, NY and Guilderland, NY areas.  I've set up a meeting in a week with Trust Co Bank which is a local portfolio lender.  Any other recommendations on portfolio lenders in the Albany, Johnstown, and Saratoga areas?

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