Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t require income verification, tax returns or 4506 documentation. This keeps our process fast, simple and dependable. We do require:
Yes, we lend to LLCs, corporations, and limited partnerships provided ownership of the entity is not held by a trust. In addition to borrower requirements listed above, entities must provide corporate documentation. We do not lend to non-profits. We do not lend on properties held in trust. We do not lend to unregistered Series LLCs (SLLCs). All property/entity interest holders must sign a guarantee.
We close in weeks, not months. Once your appraisal is ordered, we typically close within 21 business days. Loans are generally funded within 24 hours of closing for purchases and within 48 hours of closing for refinances. Check out our tips to ensure your loan closes quickly.
Your rate is determined by your credit score, Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) and Loan-to-Value (LTV). For credit score, we use a tri-score merged report that we pull when you apply for a loan, taking the middle of the three scores. To identify the right loan for you and receive personalized rate information, call to speak to one of our Account Executives. Click here to see our loan products page.
The DSCR is calculated by dividing the monthly rent by the monthly principal, interest, property taxes, insurance and association dues, if any (PITIA).
Property taxes include all city, county, school, municipal or other taxes related to the property. Insurance includes liability, casualty, rent-loss and flood, if applicable. We require “replacement cost” casualty insurance and rent-loss insurance. Please note that your monthly insurance expense may be higher than anticipated either because of our insurance requirements or because your property appraises for a higher value than the value at the time your previously obtained insurance.
No, our loans are structured around the rental value and "as-is" condition of the property. We lend to landlords with rent ready properties with no deferred maintenance.
Unlike most lenders that require you to own your property for 3-12 months or more before offering refinance options (ownership seasoning), we offer cash-out refi loans with only 30-day ownership seasoning. Many of our customers use our cash-out refi loans to pull cash out of one property to fund the improvements of another property, or even to buy another property.
For most of our loans, the minimum property value is $75K, with the exception of our Portfolio+ loan which requires an $80K minimum property value for each property.
In Cook and Cuyahoga Counties, the minimum property value for a one unit single family property is $125K and $75K per unit for 2-4 unit multifamily properties.
Our minimum property value per unit in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. is $100K.
Our minimum property value for a condo is $75K.
We lend in 37 states and Washington, D.C., including: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV & WY. We do not lend in Detroit & Flint, MI. For properties located in Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia and New York, Visio only lends to entities (no non-profits).
We lend on rent ready residential properties, up to four units, with no deferred maintenance (other than normal wear and tear), including condos and townhomes. We do not lend on manufactured homes, mobile homes, log homes, commercial, multi-family (greater than four units) or vacant land.
No, we only make loans to investors purchasing or refinancing investment properties. Under no circumstances do we lend to owner-occupiers. We also do not lend on second homes or to investors if the intended use of the property or proceeds is primarily for personal, family or household purposes.
We use a tri-merged credit report and either use the middle score of three scores, or the lower score of two scores. Our minimum credit score is 640. Some of our other credit requirements, include:
We allow borrowers to use up to 30% of proceeds on a cash-out refinance to pay off property taxes and judgments. Mortgages can be paid with up to 100% of proceeds.
We do not lend to foreign nationals. However, foreign nationals may be permitted as non-primary borrower guarantors if the necessary OFAC documentation is provided.
Our Rental360 Portfolio+ allows you to close on 3-7 properties with just one closing and one monthly payment. It is available as a 30-year fixed, a 5-year ARM and a 7-year ARM. Click here to see our loan programs.
We require the property is free of liens, including subordinate financing, when our loan closes.
Yes, we require a personal guarantee to be signed on all loans we originate. All property/entity interest holders must sign a guarantee.
Any transaction that is not a purchase transaction is a refinance transaction. If the borrower receives cash back in an amount no more than the greater of $2,000 or 2% of the loan amount, then the transaction is a rate and term refinance; otherwise, the transaction is a cash-out refinance.
We only finance rent ready property. More specifically, the appraiser must rate the property in C4 condition or better and there cannot be any deferred maintenance visible in the appraisal photographs. To understand more about appraiser condition ratings, please see https://www.fanniemae.com/content/guide/selling/b4/1.3/06.html.
Credit reports and appraisals expire after 90 days.