Everything to Know About Mini Perms

Our mini-perm loans are often used to pay-off a rehab or construction loan, but can also be perfect for a renovated or completed property that is not quite ready for funding through a permanent or conventional lender. The loan term is 60 months (5 years) and can be paid off at any time before then without a prepay penalty. We look for similar borrower attributes as our other loans- primarily a credit score over 620 and proof of liquidity equal to 20% of the loan amount.

A mini-perm loan is a type of real estate loan that is often used for interim financing for such properties as single-family, multi-family, industrial, retail buildings, and raw land. Acting as a bridge loan prior to more permanent financing, developers sometimes rely on these types of loans because the property does not yet have a stabilization rate that would generate enough gross rental income to satisfy the requirements of a permanent loan. Ideally, this loan is utilized for investment projects based on the expectation that they will show future profitability before loan maturity occurs.

Mini-perm financing gives the investor the flexibility he or she needs at the moment the renovation or construction is complete to pay off the existing lender, while beginning to establish a payment history (“seasoning”) which could take several months or years. Once the rental income becomes stabilized, conventional lenders will want to refinance the loan with a product that has a lower interest rate and longer term.

Contact us today and find out if a mini-perm loan is right for you!

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