The pros and cons of a portfolio loan


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The pros and cons of a portfolio loan

Today we are going to discuss the pros and cons of a portfolio loan. Nowadays real estate investors enter into this community with the goal of creating generational wealth. Generational wealth can often be achieved by creating a portfolio of homes, as opposed to just acquiring just a few properties. Let’s take a closer look to see if a portfolio loan will be the right product for you to create generational wealth.

Changes in lending options. 

Investors who expand from a few properties to a portfolio of properties will need to open the door to other loan products. Those who invest in single family homes or have 1 to 2 units are using traditional loans, conforming loans, bank loans, or single DSCR loans. If you are transitioning to a portfolio loan it is important to take everything into consideration before diving in. 

Is a portfolio loan right for you?

Pros to using a portfolio loan: Work smarter not harder! 

  1. All mixed properties are under one blanket
  2. One monthly payment
  3. Some have nonrecourse (Nonrecourse does not require a personal guarantee)
  4. Commercial based
  5. The loan is bases on the income from the properties
  6. Don’t have to pay for underwriting on each property
  7. Typically there is a better rate on a larger loan
  8. Can clear up some slots for you.
  9. Can use another person’s credit score if they are under your LLC 

Cons to using a portfolio loan:

  1. Lower LTV
  2. Individual appraisals are needed for each property
  3. Pulling a property out is a hurdle (You won’t be able to sell properties to generate money)

Flexibility of a commercial loan.

A portfolio loan can provide the flexibility you need to create generational wealth. One of the biggest benefits is that it provides the opportunity for you to use another person’s credit score as long as they are under your LLC. In doing so, a higher score can not only keep the transaction going, but it can open more doors. Another thing to keep in mind is that commercial loans are primarily based on the cash flow and the property value. This allows you to lock them in when rates are good so that you can use the slots to build up some additional properties on the side.

Create generational wealth.

By using a portfolio loan you are creating a bigger asset. More importantly commercial loans, unlike traditional loans, will not show up on your credit. Another thing to keep in mind is that banks often restrict your growth either by the number of properties or the loan amount. Those who are aggressive and use a portfolio loan will not only have the flexibility they need to be sucessful, but they will also create the generational wealth they want.

Is a portfolio loan right for you?

Real estate investors who have 20 properties or more need to start searching for other lending options. A portfolio loan is an excellent way to put all of your properties under one blanket loan. Is this the right loan for you? Contact us today to find out more about portfolio loans and other ways you can create generational wealth. 

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