With the new lending rules, it is harder for investors to grab a loan opportunity on rental properties. If an investor wants to get a loan on more than three or more than ten it really becomes difficult. One the biggest problems investors run into is they need to qualify for two houses if they have a loan on their private residence. People should not buy the most expensive house they can qualify for because of this. You need to have a low debt to income ration to grab the eligibility for a new loan whether it is as an owner occupant or investor. If you reach the maximum of your qualification on your personal home, then surely it will be very hard to qualify for a debt on an investment property, because it raises your loan to the income ratio.
Almost every bank require a high credit score for investors looking to buy rental properties. After you get four mortgages conventional lenders will ask a very good credit score from investors. On the other hand, some owner occupied loans may accept a low credit score.
The rules about rental income depend on the bank and type of loan. Many lenders have less strict guidelines than a bank.Basically, lenders count more than the guidelines allow for as far a rental income. You may have to provide leases to show the rental income or may tax returns to show the income coming in. If you do not provide the tax return details, then they do not count the full fund of the rental income.
Many lenders do not care about the repairs a home will need when you want to buy the home. They only want to make sure it valued for the price you are buying it for. Many lenders are very flexible for any repairs needed. Conventional loan lenders are very strict with owner occupied and investor loans. A maximum number of conventional banks will want to be in a livable situation even an investor is buying it.
It is surely harder to get a loan as an investor than it is as an owner-occupied. Planning is very important for an investor, especially when they own a large personal mortgage. If you want to max out your personal qualification then it will be very difficult to qualify for an investor asset.