Are you considering buying a San Antonio property as a second home or investment? Perhaps you are looking for a small casa or condo where you can escape for vacation, or maybe you want to have another home closer to family. Maybe you want to rent out your second property and make a steady income from your investment. Whatever the reason, a second piece of real estate can be a fantastic investment. However, sometimes getting a mortgage on your second home can be a challenge.
Generally, a mortgage lender will have tougher standards for second home loans than primary home loans. This is because usually when you are buying a second home your finances will be stretched thinner and you will have less money to spare because you are already paying a mortgage on your primary home. This will mean that your second home mortgage can be harder to get and might have a higher interest rate.
Here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you to get the best mortgage on your second property: Build up a decent amount of savings. Your mortgage lender will want to be able to see that you have a large amount of savings so that you will have enough to pay for the mortgage even if you were to lose your job.
Pay off any credit card debt. Many lenders will be hesitant to approve your second home mortgage if they see that you have a lot of debt on your credit card. They will want to see that you have a low debt to income ratio so that you will be able to pay back the loan.
These are just a few tips to keep in mind in order to make getting a mortgage for your second property as easy as possible. To find out more about investing in San Antonio property, contact me at 210-465-5275 or Traci@AllSAHomes.com.
Author:Traci Lewis Phone: 210-846-4434 Dated: February 6th 2016 Views: 183 About Traci: Consumer NoticeInformation About Brokerage Services
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