Getting a Mortgage For Your Commercial Property
Commercial Mortgages are designed for businesses and investors who wish to purchase or refinance commercial, income producing properties and offer a flexible way to raise capital. Atlas Mortgage Group can assist you in arranging commercial loans for various assets including but not limited to, restaurants, raw land, and, income, office, or industrial properties.
A down payment is the amount of money you need to put down on your new property. The ideal down payment for purchasing a home is 20%, however you can purchase a property with as low as 5%. It is important to note that any potential buyer with less than a 20% down payment MUST purchase default insurance on the mortgage. If your down payment is coming from funds of your own, then a history on all funds must be submitted with your mortgage application. If your down payment, or a portion of your down payment is a gift from a family member, a signed gift letter is required.
One of the key factors lenders consider when assessing whether or not you are a good candidate for a mortgage loan, is your credit score. Your credit score is a measure of your financial health, and shows lenders their level of risk if they lend you money. Whether you qualify for a mortgage through a bank, credit union or other financial institution, you should be aiming for a credit score of 680 for at least one borrower, especially if you are putting under 20% down. If you are struggling with credit score issues, there is also the option of going with a B lender. If you're unsure of your credit score, reach out to Atlas Mortgage Group to discuss your options.
The affordability of your mortgage is dependent on two ratios: Gross Debt Service (GDS): Your GDS is the amount the home will cost you on a monthly basis. It includes your mortgage payment, heat, property taxes, and condo fees if applicable. The total GDS should not exceed 39% of your gross monthly income. Total Debt Service (TDS): Your TDS is the combination of both GDS and any other debts you have including: loans, lines of credit, credit cards etc. The total TDS should not exceed 44% of your gross monthly income.