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What Is a Good DSCR Ratio?

Most lenders will require a 1.25 DSCR to qualify for a DSCR mortgage loan. However, Loan Trust allows real estate investors to qualify for a loan with a DSCR as low as 0.00 so that they can qualify with the cash flow of your property. Please note that interest rates are better on DSCR ratios of 1 or above and that a DSCR ratio of less than 1 requires 12 months of reserves.

When considering what a good DSCR ratio is, lenders need to ensure that a borrower is able to pay back the loan.

What is a DCSR Loan?

A DSCR Loan is a Debt Service Coverage Ratio Program.  Qualify for a home loan without using your tax returns. As a real estate investor, you can avoid high rates and high points of private loans, lengthy approval processes, and strict lending criteria with a debt service coverage ratio loan, which is a type of no-income loan. Qualify for a loan based on your property’s cash flow, not your income.  A DSCR loan is a type of Non-Qualified Mortgage loan for real estate investors. Lenders and Bankers use a DSCR to help qualify real estate investors for a loan because it can easily determine the borrower’s ability to repay without verifying income.

What Is the Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)?

The Debt Service Coverage Ratio is a ratio of a property’s annual net operating income and its annual mortgage debt, including principal and interest. Lenders use DSCR to analyze how much of a loan can be supported by the income coming from the property as well as to determine how much income coverage there will be at a specific loan amount.

What are the qualifying guidelines for the DSCR loan?

DSCR Loan Guidelines

  
  • Min. FICO 620
  • Up to 80% CLTV
  • Loan Amount up to $2.5 Million CLTV
  • Max Cash-on-Hand $1 Million CLTV, no limit for CLTV < 55%
  • 30 & 40 Year Fixed, 5/6 & 7/6 ARM
  • No Income, No Employment
  • DSCR as low as 0
  • Ownership of any Property within the past 24 Months
  • Eligible for Non-Permanent Residents
  • Available for Foreign National under FN DSCR program
  • Condotels allowed
dscr loan
Annual Gross Rental Income/Debt Obligations =
Debt Service Coverage Ratio
 
  • To find your Gross Rental Income we take your annual rental income based on your lease agreement and the appraiser’s comparable rent schedule (form 1007) and use the lesser of the two. In some cases, if you can prove a twelve month history of rental income you can qualify off of that rather than the appraiser’s market rent.
  • Next, you’ll need to find your annual debt. Your annual debt for loan qualification purposes equals the total annual principal, interest, taxes, insurance and HOA (if applicable) payments. Annual Debt = Total Annual PITI payments
  • Next, you’ll divide your annual gross rental income by your annual debt for your ratio. DSCR = Annual gross rental income/Annual Debt