Vacation homes can be a way for your family to get away from their busy lives and get closer to nature or a way to take a break from the usual routine. Since they are considered second properties the requirements for a vacation home mortgage may be stricter. The mortgage rate will also generally be higher than the mortgage for your primary residence. The type of property, whether is a Type A second home or a Type B vacation home, will also determine the eligibility requirements for your vacation home mortgage. Trust the experienced team at Mortgage Squad Agents to find a vacation home mortgage solution that is right for you.
As with other properties there are certain rules or requirements that must be met for a vacation home mortgage. Most of the standard requirements for income and employment verification will apply for both Type A and Type B properties. Credit score assessments will also be similar with a score of 600 generally being the lowest accepted amount for Type A properties, although Type B properties will generally have a higher requirement. Bankruptcies, judgements, and recent missed payments may make you ineligible for a vacation home mortgage.
The down payment requirements for a mortgage are a minimum of 5% for Type A properties and 10% for Type B properties, although Type A properties worth over $500,000 will require 10% for the amount valued above $500,000. Lenders may prohibit the use of non-repayable gifts from family members for the down payment of a vacation home mortgage.