St George Mortgage Information

Mortgage Funding Information in St George, Utah

The reason why most commercial mortgage deals don't get funded is not because you can't find a lender. More often than not, the reason can be traced back to the "presentation" of the loan request. For example, when completing a residential loan, you fill out a 1003 using Point, Genesis, or another FNMA 1003 program. For a commercial loan request, what do you fill out?

Since there is no uniform commercial mortgage application, most St George real estate brokers submit a 1003, an operating statement, and possibly a rent roll. However, this would be akin to submitting only the borrower's tax return and pay stubs, expecting a preliminary approval. In other words, it is clearly inadequate.

Packaging a commercial mortgage loan is significantly different than packaging a residential loan. The main difference is that you need to determine whether the St George home -- not the borrower -- is generating sufficient "rental" income to cover the mortgage payments on the proposed loan amount (e.g., DSCR), and whether there is commensurate value to meet the lenders' loan-to-value requirement (e.g., LTV).

To calculate the DSCR and LTV, the stabilized net cash flow (NCF) must be determined. In most cases, lenders must re-create the operating statements to conform to their respective underwriting models, which requires identifying certain St George home-specific expenses.