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Using Your Current Residence as an Investment

Converting Your Primary Residence to a Rental Property

When purchasing a new or second home, many borrowers keep their current residence as a rental or investment property.

If you’re considering doing so, it’s important to consider the laws regulating property management. It may be beneficial to consider hiring a property management company. Ask yourself if you have the time and knowledge to treat your home as a business.

Typically, to use the rental income for qualifying purposes, you must have at least 75% loan-to-value (LTV) for FHA or 70% LTV for conventional loans in the new rental property as evidenced by an appraisal no older than 6 months. Many times you must have 6 months of house payments in savings.

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