Curious About DSCR Loans? (For Purchasing OR Refinancing Investment Properties)

Introduction to DSCR Loans

Welcome to our webinar! Today we’re diving into the world of DSCR loans, which are a type of loan for investment properties. We’ve mentioned them before in our talks about non-QM loan options, but today we have a special guest, Taylor, our DSCR specialist, to help explain everything in detail.

Meet Taylor, the DSCR Specialist

Taylor introduces himself and shares his background in the finance industry. He’s been working with different types of loans since 1996 and has a lot of experience with creative loan programs that solve real problems for people. Taylor highlights that DSCR loans are great because they focus on whether the property can support its payments, not on the personal income of the borrower.

Understanding DSCR Loans

DSCR stands for Debt Service Coverage Ratio. Taylor explains that this ratio is a simple way to see if a property’s income covers its expenses. The formula involves dividing the rent by the property’s principal, interest, taxes, insurance, and association dues. A ratio of one or better means the property is breaking even or generating profit. If it’s less than one, the property is not making enough to cover its costs.

Calculating the DSCR

Taylor goes into how to calculate the DSCR. He emphasizes that having a ratio above one offers more financing options and better rates. He also discusses different scenarios where a property might have a DSCR less than one but still could be considered for investment, like if there are plans for significant improvements or changes in rental strategy.

Qualifying for a DSCR Loan

We move on to what it takes to qualify for a DSCR loan. Taylor covers the essential factors like credit score, assets, and the specifics of the property itself. He explains that lenders usually look for a DSCR ratio above 1.25 for the best rates but they do offer loans for ratios less than one with different terms.

Document Requirements and Loan Process

Taylor details the documents needed to apply for a DSCR loan, such as bank statements, purchase agreements, and insurance quotes. He reassures listeners that the process is straightforward compared to other loan types, focusing mainly on the investment property’s financials rather than personal income details.

Strategies for Using DSCR Loans

We discuss practical strategies for real estate agents and investors to use DSCR loans effectively. Taylor suggests ways to identify potential investment properties that would qualify for DSCR financing and how to present these opportunities to potential clients.

Q&A Session

In the Q&A session, Taylor addresses specific questions from the audience about DSCR loans, offering deeper insights into how these loans can be tailored to different investment scenarios and the flexibility they offer in terms of credit scores and down payments.


We wrap up the webinar by summarizing the key points about DSCR loans and their benefits for investing in real estate. Taylor and Josh provide their contact information for further questions or personal consultations.

Call to Action

Interested in learning more about DSCR loans or ready to explore investment property financing options? Contact Taylor today to discuss your scenario or register for our next informative session to expand your real estate financing knowledge!

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