A blanket loan is a loan or mortgage used to fund the purchase of 2 or more pieces of real estate (Wikipedia, Investopedia). The real estate is held as collateral for the mortgage, but the individual pieces of property may be sold without retiring the entire mortgage. Builders and developers, investors in multiple apartment communities, or investors in more than on single family rental property use blanket loans to buy a large tract of land to subdivide or multiple properties to manage as a business. The rental investor may sell one property without redoing the mortgage on the other properties. The developer can create many individual parcels to be sold one at a time without securing a new mortgage each time the sale of a parcel is made.
The blanket loan has a release clause that allows the owner to sell a portion of the secured property and make a corresponding payment on the loan. The outstanding balance on the loan is adjusted accordingly without being completely redone or retired. Most single-house traditional mortgages contain a “due-on-sale clause,” which means the entire outstanding debt is due when the securing property is sold. If this is the type of mortgage a developer or an investor with multiple rental properties has, then each time they sell a property they have to redo all the paperwork to remake the mortgage.
The financial benefits for an investor include
Only have to pay the fees and costs of one loan rather than applying for and closing multiple mortgages.
Negotiated terms, such as the monthly payment may be better under the blanket mortgage, freeing up capital for further investment.
Acquiring more than one house to fix-n-flip under one loan when several come on the market at the same time would allow a flipper to take advantage of the opportunity to buy multiple properties all at once (saving time and fees) while still being able to sell them one at a time after they are refurbished.
The danger to the owner is that if he or she defaults on the mortgage, the lender may seek control of all the properties secured by the loan.
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Cash out refinancing rests on your credit score and two important ratios: the Loan to Value (LTV) ratio and the Debt to Income (DTI) ratio.
First, cash-out refinancing means you want to take out part of the equity of your home or rental property as cash and make a new loan with a higher balance on your home. Equity is the difference between the amount owed on the loan and the current purchase price of the home or property. An appraisal will give you the current fair market price of your home, how much you could sell it for. There has to be a positive difference between the value of your home and the amount you own on it. You have to have equity in order to have any cash to take out and then you can take out only part of the amount, depending on the type of loan you have.
The LTV is the ratio between the principal amount of the mortgage balance, at origination or thereafter, to the current value of the underlying real estate collateral. The ratio is commonly expressed to a potential borrower as the percentage of value a lending institution is willing to finance. The ratio is dynamic, and varies by lending institution, property type, geographic location, property size, etc.
Current loan ÷ approximate value = LTV
The DTI is one of several financial calculations performed by your lender to determine if you can afford a particular monthly payment. The debt ratio (also known as the obligations ratio) is the sum of all your monthly debt payments including your total monthly mortgage payment divided by your total monthly income. Typical acceptable debt ratios for conventional loans are 36 – 38%, FHA loans are 41 – 43%, and VA loans are 41%.
Total Debt Payments per month ÷ monthly income = DTI
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