How Lenders Make Multi Family Deals Work at Higher Rates

How Lenders Make Multi Family Deals Work at Higher Rates

Investors are just coming out of their state of shock over the recent jump in rates, so lets take a look at how the new reality affects multi family investments.

Just a couple months ago (before rates jumped up) I did a video about your lender’s perspective on risk in multi family investments and another where I go into detail on your lender’s view of LTC & LTV.

Here are links for these:
https://youtu.be/Tmr6l4acJmA
https://youtu.be/lap9Jy0-KCY

The way for investors to control risk is through using less leverage which means a lower LTC/LTV.
Now that rates have gone up considerably, we see this playing out in the market in 2 ways.

First, the good news (for landlords, not for tenants):
Rents are at all time highs and all indications are that they will continue to rise.
So with rents at highs and going higher, it’s still a great time to invest in multi-family, but here’s where we run into trouble.

With higher rates, debt service (mortgage payments) will be higher and this will reduce (or even wipe out) cash flow.
Given a fixed amount of rent income and expenses, the only variable that can reduce mortgage payments is a lower loan amount.
There are only two ways to achieve a lower loan amount. One would be a lower purchase price and the other is a lower LTC/LTV which means the investor needs to put more equity into the deal.
Demand for multifamily properties has been very strong which has kept prices high and pushed cap rates to historically low levels.
We are starting to see some pressure in certain markets, but overall, sale prices have remained strong.
In order to make cash flow and risk profile numbers work, lenders are beginning to offer smaller loans (Lower LTC/LTV). Some lenders who were lending 75% LTC or 70% LTC may now be willing to lend only 65% or 60%.
This means that Investors need to put up more equity and use a bit less leverage in their investments.
Because many smaller investors are a bit less flush with cash now that their stock market positions have dropped, they will naturally be less willing and able to do that, which we’d expect would mean less buyers in the market and eventually lower prices for multifamily properties. But with rents at all time highs and pushing higher demand is still very strong, so a drop in prices may never materialize.
The bottom line is that if you are in a position to invest, it’s a great time to do it.
Using a little less leverage may lower your returns slightly, but returns are still very attractive and you have less risk!
Commercial mortgages are always adjustable anyway, so it makes less difference in the long term than with a 30 year fixed residential mortgage.
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Paying Cash for a House? Dave Ramsey Says Time to Build New (Like he is)!

Paying Cash for a House? Dave Ramsey Says Time to Build New (Like he is)!

About 4 months ago, I did a video questioning the wisdom of paying cash for your house purchase.

https://youtu.be/46Kgn48KMc4
At the time, there were very few homes on the market and with multiple offer situations, many people were buying homes with cash.
If you instead took out a big mortgage at a sub 4% rate, congratulations!
But if you’re still thinking of paying cash, now is the best time to build your own new home.
With builder’s now pulling back, you can save a ton of money by having a builder build for you.
Yesterday, I shared Dave Ramsey’s advice to a caller on his show where he not only advised the caller to go ahead and build their new home, but he said he’s about to do the same!
My Book “Don’t Buy a New House! BUILD IT” shows you how you can too,
You can see some of the numbers in my prior video Here:
https://youtu.be/46Kgn48KMc4

But better yet read my book, there is a link below!

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09PRTVBMH/
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How Higher Rates Affect Multi-Family Deals

How Higher Rates Affect Multi-Family Deals

Several months ago before rates jumped higher, I did a video (link below) talking about controlling risk where I discuss the concepts of “Loan to Cost” vs “Loan to Value”.

https://youtu.be/Tmr6l4acJmA
https://youtu.be/lap9Jy0-KCY

With today’s higher rates and prices not really dropping (yet), lenders are improving the risk profile and viability of their deals by reducing loan amounts.
For example, if a lender was willing to lend 75% of value on a multi family acquisition loan before, they may now only be willing to lend say 65%.
This makes sense since rates have gone up substantially, the smaller loan amount may have a payment similar to the payment for larger loan amount at lower rates.
Assuming the same rental income numbers, if the mortgage payments and expenses are still the same, the cash flow from the deal would be the same.
The only other way to keep cash flow in an ecceptable range would be to lower the loan amount by lowering the sale price of the property.
In most markets, there has been so much demand that we just haven’t seen prices dropping.
So higher rates may mean that multifamily investors will need to put more equity into their deals to make the numbers work. This means less leverage and a bit lower returns. But It also means less risk for you in your deal, which is why I was recommending this in my prior video several months ago even though rates were much lower at that time.
With a lower loan amount and a bit more equity in your deal, returns are reduced a bit, but still attractive (especially compared to the stock market right now), so with rents at all time highs and with all indications still pushing higher, these deals still are in big demand!

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Does Your Home Needs More than Just Staging!

Does Your Home Needs More than Just Staging!

Recently I noticed that a home that we built in Old Town in 1997 or 1998 sold for just over $1M.

The reason I was struck by this was that the person who sold it had purchased the house 2004 for just over $1.5M!

Now when he bought it in 2004, the house was then only a few years old and the finishes were all stylish and new.
But when he sold it 15+ years later, the finishes were old and dated. The level of finishes was just not on par with new houses that had gone up in the neighborhood which were now selling for well over $2M.
With the new construction homes nearby priced higher, his house was being presented as a “fixer upper”.
His house has great “bones” (it’s a full masonry house, 3 story + basement).
If he would have put maybe $150-$200k into some updates and to address some deferred maintenance, the house would have compared favorably to the new houses in the neighborhood and would have easily sold for $1.8 – 1.9M.
Instead of losing money, he would have been able to easily put another $500-700k in his pocket.
Most homeowners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about updating and improving the condition of their home on a year by year basis, so it’s not unusual for a home 10 or 20 years old to be in need of some updating before hitting the market.
If like this gentleman, you suddenly find that it’s time for you to move, you may not be prepared. Still, even if he wanted to move right away, the house could have easily been updated and put on the market after he left town.
I felt bad that he didn’t get out of his house what he should have. I wish he had talked to me before he put his house on the market, but unfortunately he did not.
The good news is that the people who bought the house got a great bargain. They did an extensive rehab and the house is now beautiful and compares favorably with new $2M+ homes nearby.
The new owners will do really well on it when they sell!
Bottom line is: Before you think of putting your home on the market, Make sure go through it’s condition and marketability with a professional who can help you to maximize your return on investment!
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Dave Ramsey Says Build Your Own New House Now!

Dave Ramsey Says Build Your Own New House Now!

Yesterday, I shared Dave Ramsey’s advice to a caller on his show where he not only advised the caller to go ahead and build their new home, but he said he’s about to do the same!

My Book: “Don’t Buy a New House! BUILD IT” shows you how you can too,
You can see some of the numbers in my prior video Here: https://youtu.be/46Kgn48KMc4
But better yet read my book, there is a link below!
✅ Get Print Book on Amazon: Don’t Buy a New House! BUILD IT https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09PRTVBMH/
✅ Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/rogerluri
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Dave Ramsey: https://youtu.be/Vgbny3M6VOo