Rehab Loan: Only 10% Down For Real Estate Investors

Low Down Payment Rehab Loan

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We offer low down payment hard money loan program with as little as 10% of the purchase price as a down payment with 100% of rehab costs covered. Many Real Estate Investors prefer rehab loan financing programs with low down payments. This allows them to qualify without having to invest large sums of money whether they have it or not. There are many programs available with down payment as low as 10% of the purchase price. The problem for lenders is that type of loan is a much higher risk. That is why in order to reduce that risk private lenders have underwriting guidelines that are more restrictive when compared with programs requiring a larger cash investment.

There is a program that investors can qualify for as little as 10% down payment. This rehab loan is like other programs except the down payment is based on the as is value. This is a big advantage for real estate investors who purchase property below market value. This program requires a maximum loan amount of 70% to 80% of the as is value, but no more than 90% of the purchase price. For example:

  • Purchase price is $100,000
  • As is value is $120,000
  • 75% of $120,000 is $90,000
  • 90% of $100,000 is $90,000

In this example the borrower is purchasing the property well below as is value and 75% is equal 90% of the purchase price. In the case the 10% of the purchase price is the lowest number, that is the loan amount calculation to be is used. Ultimately, this is a 90% LTV based on purchase price. Conversely, if the A.I.V (as is value) is lower and the investor is not purchasing the property at a discount to the market value there will be a higher down payment.

Example Number 2:

  • Purchase Price is $90,000
  • As is Value is $100,000
  • 75% of 100,000 is $75,000
  • 90% of $90,000 is $81,000

In example number 2 the base loan amount will be $75,000. The rule is 75% of As Is Value (A.I.V. ) or 90% of the purchase price whichever is less. The risk to the lender is based off of the true value of the property, not the purchase price. The risk is always greater if the borrower has no skin in the game. Therefore the program requires at least 10% of the purchase price.

Rehab Loan Benefits

The other guidelines that are really benefits of this very good program are as follows:

  • Minimum Credit Score – 600
  • Maximum Rehab – 100% up to 70% of the after repaired value
  • Reserves Requirement –┬áNo minimum reserve requirements (will review reserves as part of total risk)
  • No seasoning of funds required
  • First time investors have a must have 10% more for down payment
  • Must close in entity name

The terms of this rehab loan is it is a twelve month interest only loan with no pre payment penalty (loan term up to 24 months available). Rates are from 9% to 12.5% depending on loan to value and the experience of the investor. Points are 3% to 4.5% depending on loan size. Minimum loan is $100,000 and the maximum loan is $2,000,000. Loans over $1,000,000 may require a larger down payment on the purchase price and up to 100% of rehab.

Whether you are a seasoned investor or a first time investor, this could be the best program for you.


  1. Jan Reier says

    Is there a minimum loan? I already own the property free and clear. Seems like every time I tey to get funding there is some kind of obstacle. Could you email me at or call or text me at 765-546-3474? Are you the lender or can I get a list of lenders?