FHA 223(f) Loans Rates 4.5% due to the AAA rating of the GNMA securities Loan amount $2,500,000 and up
This program offers the best rate available for apartment loans and allows for refinancing of debt up to 83.33% and cash out loans up to 75% of value. The process takes about five or six months depending on FHA office and cost a little more than FNMA and Freddie Mac for the reports and FHA exam fee ($3 per $1,000).
The borrower must also hold excess cash flow in an account and only withdraw excess cash flow every 6 months. Annual Audits of income and expenses and balance sheets are also required.
The interest rates and term (35 years) are the main draw. With FNMA and Freddie Mac Multifamily operations under Government control and their parent company destined for closure, FHA GNMA MBS securities have become the highest rated mortgage backed securities with the lowest rates.
This program is not for everyone but for large apartment loans you currently save one or more percent over FNMA or Freddie Mac 10 year loans.