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Hi, my name is Jumel I reside in San Jose ca, Im interested in investing in real estate. I have no experience in real estate or investing. I am here to learn.

@Jumel Mendaros welcome to BP! There are tons of great resources and helpful people on the site. As a local of the Bay Area, feel free to reach out to any of us - we have a good following on the site and everyone I have touched base with is always willing to help if they can.

@Jumel Mendaros

Welcome! This is a great site as @Ryan Landis has stated. I am always glad to answer financing questions. If you have equity in your primary residence you can cash out on your primary to help out with a down payment. I will post some info on cash out financing and conventional financing below to give you some basic info.

  • The typical cash out financing is done after 6 months of owning the property, based on ARV and available for mortgages #1-4. Please see delayed financing for less than 6 months after closing.
  • On a primary residence you can pull out up to 80% LTV on a SFR and up to 75% LTV on 2-4 unit multi-families.
  • On an investment property; A SFR if you have #1-4 mortgages you can pull out up to 75% of the equity and a duplex is up to 70% equity, 3-4 units is 65% equity.
  • On an investment property; If you have #5-10 mortgages you can only pull out money in the first 6 months (delayed financing) that you own the property, if you didn't originally get a mortgage on the property. As long as the value is there (on a SFR 70% LTV and duplex 65% LTV) You can take out up to the purchase price plus closing costs on the property.
  • If you are willing to pay the fees and go through two closings.... You can take out private or hard money on free and clear properties #5-10 and do a rate and term refinance with conventional to pull money out on them.
  • PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE
    For a rate and term refinance transaction, the borrower must evidence that the listing has been cancelled, and must not have been listed for sale as of the date of the application.
    For a cash-out transaction, the borrower must provide evidence that the listing was cancelled at least six months prior to the date of application.
  • Cash Reserves Required For Other Properties Owned by Investor;
    • If the borrower has 1-4 mortgages, an additional two (2) months for every other SFR investment property and second home is required and additional six (6) months for every other 2-4 unit investment property and second home
    • If the borrower has 5-10 mortgages, An additional six (6) months for every other investment property and second home.

You can borrow for up to 10 conventional mortgages, down to a price of 10k! You have the option of a 15, 20 or 30 year term.

For A Fixed Rate Purchase, Investment properties, Mortgages 1-4;

  • A SFR requires a LTV of 85%
  • A MFR requires a LTV of 75%
  • A minimum credit score of 620

For A Fixed Rate Purchase, Investment properties, Mortgages 5-10;

  • A SFR requires a LTV of 75%
  • A MFR requires a LTV of 70%
  • Minimum credit score of 720

Here are some answers to FAQ as well;

1. For all 1- to 4-unit investment property transactions, cash reserves equal to six (6) months PITI for the subject property are required.

Cash Reserves Required For Other Properties Owned by Investor;

  • If the borrower has 1-4 mortgages, an additional two (2) months for every other SFR investment property and second home is required and additional six (6) months for every other 2-4 unit investment property and second home
  • If the borrower has 5-10 mortgages, An additional six (6) months for every other investment property and second home.

2. Gift funds are not allowed on Investment property transactions.

3. Escrows for taxes and insurance are required unless otherwise approved by the underwriter.

4. Loans for investment properties are not eligible if the transaction includes non-arm’s length and/or at-interest characteristics

5. Investment property transactions cannot close in trust.

6. Maximum 2% sellers concessions is allowed!!

Maximum loan amounts for areas that are not considered high cost are; (high cost area financing applies to primary residence only)

1 unit - $417,000

2 unit - $533,850

3 unit - $645,300

4 unit - $801,950

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