Buy an Investment Property

Four things to know when you buy an investment property

Whether it's a single family home, townhome, condominium, or multi-family dwelling, here are some things to consider before you buy investment property.
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Different loan requirements

You'll need to cover the down payment and closing costs to buy investment property. Be aware that loans used for a second home or rental property may have different down payment and mortgage insurance requirements. You may be able to use rental income from investment property to qualify for a loan. Consult your home mortgage consultant for details.

Additional financial responsibilities

Investment property loans typically have higher interest rates, larger down payments, and different approval requirements. Also, you may have other expenses to consider before you buy investment property, such as homeowners association dues, cleaning services, flood insurance, and utilities.

Property eligibility

Certain properties may not be eligible for mortgage or home equity financing. If you’re considering an investment property, ask a home mortgage consultant for details.

Using equity in your current home

If your current home has enough equity, you may be able to use it to buy additional property. Keep in mind, though, that by using the equity in your current home, your home becomes the security for the new loan. Talk to your home mortgage consultant for details about a home equity line of credit.