What is a Foreign National Loan?
A Foreign National mortgage loan is a loan done for a borrower that has one of the following visa: B-1, B-2,H-2,H-3, I, J-1, J-2, O-2, P-1, P-2 or resides in a Visa waiver country. Borrower must live and work in foreign country, cannot live or work in the US. The borrower qualifies under our ICF/DSCR program and qualifies just on how the property cash flows. The foreign national program includes non-owner occupied residences only. Purchase, refinance and cash out transactions.
So Foreign National mortgage loans have different requirements?
Yes, the Foreign National mortgage guidelines and requirements are different. A foreign national must live and work outside the U.S. and cannot reside in the U.S. A few additional requirements for the foreign national mortgage loan is that the maximum LTV IS 70%, 12 months reserves are required, 30-year fixed mortgage only, loan amounts up to $1,500,000 with a minimum of $75,000 offered and seller concessions are up to 3% only. ACH is required from a FDIC Bank for a monthly mortgage payment.
Do Foreign National loans require a higher down payment?
Yes, it is possible that a larger down payment is required for a Foreign National loan, but the percentage will vary depending on the borrower’s specific financial circumstances. Contact a mortgage advisor at Kessler Real Estate Financial Services to determine the LTV requirement.