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I am looking to purchase a four-plex and use the rented units as income...

I don't have much of a down payment, I make $65k, no debt, 730 credit score. i heard of programs that could help me. Is this true? by lauren.snolt281 from Los Angeles, California. Jul 26th 2018 Reply


William J Acres (William_Acres)
#1 ranked lender in Arizona - 8,486 contributions

Much more info needed to your question.. Are you looking for an investment type property or do you plan on living in one of the units? The short answer is, Possibly.. There are grant programs out there to help with the down payment, but they typically are only available on single family homes or condo purchases.. not on a 4plex. However, FHA will do them with 3.5% down.. (again, you have to live in one of the units).. and you will need funds for closing costs.. Also, when it comes to calculating the qualifying rental income, we have to have the appraiser give us rental comparable's for the area, and then we take that number by 75%. Example: 4 units, you live in one, rent the other 3 out. Appraiser says the rent for the area is $1000 x 3 units = $3000 per month rental income X 75% = $2,250 income added for qualifying purposes. Assuming the rental income is high enough, it's possible you can make enough income off the projected rent to fully pay for the mortgage payment. I've been a R/E investor for 30 years,, I'd be happy to assist you in the financing part and could be a good resource for you when evaluating different properties.. Let me know.. I'm a preferred Lender with California and Arizona being my primary markets. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com NMLS# 226347 / LendUS, NMLS 1938/ AZMB0121893

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