Vacation Home Mortgage
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- Office located in Los Angeles
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Getting a Mortgage for a Vacation Home
Have you ever dreamt about having perfect holidays but don’t have money for a vacation or summer home somewhere in California? Nowadays Californian’s favorites vacation rental destinations are Santa Barara, Big Bear Lake, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes and Oceanside (near San Diego).
Having a place of your own where you can escape whenever you feel like it sounds like a dream! A dream can easily become a reality if you apply for a vacation property loan.
Avoid the hassle with booking hotels and have 100% control over your spot! We can help you with purchasing or refinancing your vacation home loan in Los Angeles and California.
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Investment Property or Vacation Home?
Before buying a vacation home, there are some points to consider:
- The property must be occupied by its owner for at least some part of the year.
- The house cannot be rented full time, and it must belong solely to the buyer.
- This must be a one-unit home.
- The house must be some distance away from your primary residence.
- You may not use the income from renting a house to qualify for this type of loan.
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The Benefits of Owning a Vacation Home
If you think that a vacation home is just for summer and is a useless investment, hear us out. This can be a considerable investment in the future of your entire family. Consider the advantages of purchasing a second property in California:
A place for a get-away
Most vacation properties are located in popular areas, and thus they are more likely to retain their value. However, research price trends in the place where you are planning to buy a house, access to highways, restaurants, etc.
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Vacation Home Loan Process
Four easy steps to your second home:
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How to Qualify for a Vacation Home Loan? Requirements
The credit score of 720-740 is perfect, but you need to have at least 600 to qualify for a financing program.
Income to support both properties
Ideally, your monthly payments should not be higher than 43-45% of your income. This includes paying for both of your properties and any other payments such as car payments or student loans. For example, if your income is $10,000 before taxes than all your loan payments summed up shouldn’t be more than $4,500.
A proof that it is a vacation home
The lender will want to know whether the house will indeed be used for vacations only and not rented out. Because financing requirements of a vacation home are more lenient than for investment property some borrowers want to trick the lenders. To prove this your should live at least 50 miles from the vacation home.
More money for a down payment
The down payment is higher than for the primary property. While you can purchase a primary property with as little as 5% down payment, you will need to put down at least 10% for a vacation home. Also, if you put down 20%, you will get access to the best possible rates. If you don’t have reserves on hand, you can borrow your down payment.
Additional finances on hand
If you want to get your loan approved you need reserves for at least two months’ worth of expenses. Moreover, if you are self-employed, you might need money for at least six months.
Apply for a Vacation Home Loan
Applying for a vacation home loan is for those who are wary of spending time in vacation rentals and hotels and want to have their own place. If you plan to live in the home, then you are eligible for an owner-occupied home loan, which is preferable for mortgage lenders.
In addition, we can help you with refinancing your second home and reducing mortgage monthly payments. A vacation home is a wise investment, especially in Los Angeles and California.