Last update: February 7, 2024
Most DSCR lenders require a period of 6 months before allowing a cash out refinance of a newly acquired rental property. This policy, called "seasoning", is at odds with your best interest as a rental property investor because you want to be able to recycle your cash into your next deal. How many more deals can you do if you don't need to wait months for your cash out refi?
Stop wasting time and money waiting for your lender's seasoning requirements to cash out refi into a DSCR loan.
|None or 90 days
|Time to close
|15 - 25 days
|30 - 60 days
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|Current DSCR loan Rates
A cash out refi is when you implement a new loan on a property that you already own, and you receive cash proceeds at closing. Regardless of whether the property is owned free and clear (no existing debt), or has an existing loan in place, your DSCR lender may require you to wait until you've owned the property for 6 months in order to complete your refinance.
Seasoning is frustrating for real estate investors because it slows you down by trapping cash in your property that you could otherwise be using to buy more properties. During periods of market volatility, seasoning can be even more stressful because DSCR loan interest rates may rise and home values may decline while you're waiting for "title to season" so you can complete your cash out refi.
|No Seasoning Terms
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|Minimum loan amount
|Minimum As Is value
|1 to 4
|1st month's rent
|C4 or better
|Rental ownership/management experience
|Minimum credit score
|75% (best rate at 70%)
|100% (less than 90 days seasoning), 140% (90 to 179 days seasoning)
|Minimum verified rehab
|20% of purchase price (less than 90 days seasoning), n/a (90+ days seasoning)
|1 to 2 points (depends on loan amount)
|AMC market price
|Time to close
|20 - 25 days
|Credit Score (Trimerge)
|680 - 699
DSCR lenders require seasoning for a handful of reasons:
Lenders with no seasoning requirements are few and far between. Rest assured, we have you covered. Working closely with experienced rental property investors, specifically those that use the BRRR method, we've come to the conclusion that a no seasoning option needs to exist. Take advantage of our DSCR loan program to cash out refi up to 75% LTV with no seasoning!
In order to qualify, you need to have a minimum credit score of 680, and we will want to see before and after photos as proof that you have added value to the property. Technically you don't need to have a lease in place, but if you want the most competitive rate you will want to have a signed lease agreement and proof of security deposit.
If you're refinancing a rental property owned free and clear (with no existing debt, bought with cash), no and low seasoning guidelines from the most competitive institutional investors that buy DSCR loans from OfferMarket changed in January 2024 as follows:
|No seasoning throttle
|Max LTC: 100%
|Max cash to borrower on settlement statement: original purchase price
Buying rental property with cash can be an important advantage, especially in a competitive market. Sellers prefer to sell to a cash buyer because they can close faster without any risk of lender financing falling through. But what do you do once you've purchased the property? Most rental property investors that buy in cash want to cash out refi as soon as possible. When working with lenders that have seasoning requirements, the lender's timeline becomes your timeline, and we think that's not acceptable.
Buy in cash, rehab the property, tenant the property, and get your cash out at the best possible terms as quickly as possible so you can have your cash for your next deal. If the BRRR method works to plan, you'll have more cash out than what you invested.
With our no seasoning DSCR loan guidelines, we can fund your cash out refi as soon as you're ready.
If you currently have a fix and flip loan and you're ready to refi into a DSCR loan, you may have thought that seasoning was required. While many clients who use our fix and flip loan take 6 - 12 months to refi into a DSCR loan, we also work with an elite group of clients that move fast. They're able to complete their rehabs significantly faster than the average BRRR investor, and they want to work with a lender who can cash them out without delay.
Your cash out refinance doesn't need to be delayed by frustrating seasoning requirements. BRRR investors should not be penalized for efficiently rehabbing and renting properties. If you buy a property today, complete your rehab by week 2 and leased by week 3, that's quite impressive and we want to be your lender.
|Verified rehab amount
|20%+ of original purchase price
A cash out refinance typically takes 30 days, unless you're working with OfferMarket. We streamline your cash out refi by making it easy to complete processing items in your Loan File, and making sure your appraisal and title order are completed in days instead of weeks. We've closed no seasoning cash out refis in under 3 weeks and our target for every cash out refi is to close in 15 - 25 days.
Most DSCR lenders require 6 months. OfferMarket does not have a seasoning requirement as long as the property has been improved through verifiable rehab.
If you're a BRRR investor, a no seasoning refinance is the way to go. Accelerate the turnover of your capital, recycle it into your next deal faster, build your portfolio faster. Let's take a look at a scenario where you have Rental Investor A and Rental Investor B, both incredibly consistent BRRR method investors.
Rental Investor A works with a lender that has no seasoning requirement. Rental Investor B works with an lender that requires 6 months of seasoning. Both investors cash out 100% of their invested capital, utilize 100% of their capital on each deal, have their next deal ready to close as soon as they cash out. Like clockwork, Rental Investor A completes and starts new projects every 3 months. Rental Investor B completes and starts projects every 6 months.
Starting from 0 properties, after 5 years, Rental Investor A will have a portfolio of 20 properties, while Rental Investor B will have a portfolio of 10 properties. Seasoning is costing Rental Investor B millions of dollars of equity and a lot of rental income!
|6 Month Seasoning
Most rental property investors use 30 year fixed rate DSCR loans because they are based on the cash flow of the rental property and therefore do not require extensive underwriting, income verification or tax returns. Compared to conventional loans and bank loans, DSCR loans are significantly faster, with interest rates and fees that are generally competitive. We make it easy to get a DSCR loan, and we would love to be your lender. Submit your loan today and get your cash out refi done!