With the tightening of the credit market, it has become more difficult to qualify for an investment-property loan, but not impossible.
Important information includes:
- You will need to have at least a 20% down payment for a traditional loan.
- Your credit score is very important and will greatly influence the terms of your loan.
- It is very important to have enough reserves to cover both your personal and investment-related expenses for at least six months. If you have more than one rental property, you will need enough reserves to cover each one.