What is an alternative investment real estate versus vacation home…?

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Mortgages on vacation properties have harder terms—and more expensive to own than a primary residence.

Is your vacation home an investment property?  Homeowner would need to consider and calculate

  • Cost of the mortgage
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Maintenance & Repair

Lender’s requirement are higher down payment and at least 50 basis point on the second home comparing with your primary home.

In addition, lender would calculate your debt-to-income (“DTI”) against the borrower when they apply for another mortgage.  Under current federal laws, a borrower’s DTI must be 43% or lower to qualify for most mortgages.   This DTI percentage measures the borrower’s overall monthly debt payments relative to income—the lower the debt, the better.

In fact, many lender also calculate the vacancy rates, roughly from 25 to 30% of the year.

Borrower may have to research for lender who are non-traditional lenders for the investment-home market who would willing providing 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage specifically developed for landlords who cannot qualify for loans from traditional lenders.

In general these lenders term at higher interest rate and loan-to-value (“LTV”) is approximately 75% the property’s appraised value.  Please note the minimum credit score is 650.

The rental income covers mortgage payments and still enjoy the property for some personal use.

Here are some consideration for using a vacation home for rental:

Documentation & Paperwork. Borrowers hoping to qualify for an investment loan can expect lenders to ask for proof of ongoing occupancy, such as a copy of the lease and evidence that a security deposit was collected

Higher taxes. Non-primary residences aren’t eligible for homestead exemptions on local property taxes. Mortgage interest on investment homes isn’t deductible for federal income tax purposes.

States and local municipalities require vacation-property owners to collect and pay the same lodging taxes as hotels and charge stiff penalties to nonpayers.

Maintenance & Repair.  Maintenance and insurance costs will have higher rates than homeowner’s policies. Vacation rentals also require cleaning and marketing, which can be handled by a real-estate management company—at an additional cost.


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Wendy’s Refranchising 640 Stores

Following a pattern we’re seeing in the wider market, Wendy’s this week announced that they were going to sell as many as 640 stores to their franchisees. This on the heels of McDonald’s announcing they would do the same for 3,500 stores as part of their effort to boost the bottom-line.

It’s not exactly clear how many, but certainly some sizeable percentage of these stores may be candidates for sale-leasebacks by the Franchisees. Sale-Leaseback activity in the franchise space has been brisk this year and a flurry of new inventory of this type is exactly what the market is looking for.

With constrained supply and high demand, these franchisees would likely have no problem doing sale-leasebacks to help them finance the store purchases, particularly if the stores in question have a good sales history and the franchisee is substantial enough.

This refranchising trend has been increasing lately largely as a mechanism of the franchisors to trim corporate overhead costs.  [1]

Why and How?

Commercial real estate owner find ways to generate revenue and increase capital. A sale-leaseback technique unlock the equity a company has in its real estate and to convert that equity into cash. This involves selling the institution’s headquarters or branch offices and simultaneously leasing them back long-term.

In addition, many property-owners are recognizing the tax benefits and other advantages of these transactions. Finance adviser/consultant can advise clients on the benefits and help them find sale lease back providers.

In general by sale-leaseback its property, a property-owners can lower its operating costs and use that money to increase its cash flow.

Six benefits of sale-lease back transactions:

1)  Favorable Impact on Earnings.  A sale-leaseback transaction converts noncurrent fixed assets such as real estate into current liquid assets— i.e. cash.  It can generate a gain on the sale when properties’ market or appraised values are more than the depreciated book value. Property-owners often can improve their earnings by reinvesting the cash at a greater rate, retiring high cost debt funding mergers and acquisitions, expanding operations, or taking advantage of special investment opportunities.

2)  Total Facility Control. Simultaneously with the sale, the company leases back the property for an initial lease term — typically 15 years with renewable five-year options. In effect this gives the company control of its real estate for at least 40 years. This would be identical to ownership of the property’s normal useful life.

3)  Low cost of Money.  A sale-leaseback transaction can be a quick economical way to raise capital compared to the process of originating a new stock issue. Issuing new stock may result in an ownership dilution at unfavorable prices or with unwanted investors.

The leaseback is a low-cost technique that avoids these consequences as a rule, a sale-leaseback transaction should provide capital at an effective cost of 100 to 150 basis points less than that of long-term mortgage financing or the long-term conventional debt market. It should have no restricted covenants and no principal repayment after all lease payments.

4)  Recapture all costs. In a typical sale-leaseback transaction, the company would recapture all costs relating to the property’s current market value, including legal fees, surveys, architectural engineering, title, and any other closing costs or property- related fees. This contrasts to conventional long-tern mortgage financing, which is usually restricted to percent of the current market value.

5)  Regulatory Compliance. The cash a business receives from a sale-leaseback transaction can help it improve its primary and total capital-to-assets ratios The profit on a sale-leaseback transaction from depreciated value to current appraised value can increase a company’s net worth.

6)  Off-balance-sheet Finance. By carefully structuring an operating lease, the transaction would not require capitalization under Financial Accounting Standards Board is criteria.  In turn, this allows off-balance-sheet treatment, which in effect would have a more favorable impact on the company’s earnings and improve its financial ratios.

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  • Japanese April manufacturing PMI came in weaker than consensus at 49.7 versus expectations of 50.7. This is the third consecutive decline.
  • Eurozone flash April PMI was also weaker than expected with both Germany and France underperforming. Readings came in at 51.9 from the previous month of 52.2. Markets were expecting a small rise.
  • U.K. retail sales for March also came in below expectations at 0.2% against expectations of 0.5%. Year over year growth was at 4.2% from the previous reading of 5.7%.
  • U.S. jobless claims came in near expectations and remain below the key 300,000 level. U.S. 10-year yields are unchanged at 1.98%.
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