Mixed-Use Property Financing In NY & FL

Have you ever seen a residential building with a retail shop underneath? These properties are referred to as "mixed-use" properties because they're used for both residential and commercial purposes. Whether it's a small apartment with a convenience store or a condo with luxury retail outlets underneath, mixed-use buildings are quite common—especially in cities like New York, where real estate prices are among the highest in the country.

Mixed-use financing refers to mortgage loans used to purchase mixed-use buildings. But what types of mixed-use financing are there, and do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks?

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How Does Mixed-Use Financing Work?

Mixed-use financing refers to the process of issuing mortgages for properties that are zoned for numerous purposes. These properties are known as ‘mixed-use developments’ because they contain residential, commercial, industrial, and/or institutional facilities.

Apartment blocks with retail outlets like barbers and convenience stores on the bottom floor are among the most common types of properties financed using mixed-use loans.

Are Mixed-Use Loans Backed By The Government?

The government only backs mixed-use loans that are issued by federal bodies like the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Some of the most common examples of these loans include USDA rural development loans (for remote mixed-use developments) and SBA 7(a) loans (for small businesses that the owner might be running from their home until it takes off).

What Are the Requirements to Apply for Mixed-Use Financing?

This depends on the type of mixed-use loan you’re interested in. For instance, if you want to apply for an SBA 7(a) mixed-use loan, you must prove your business is actively managed and operated by an experienced individual and has a for-profit company structure.

You must also prove it’s owned by an American citizen and generates $750,000 to $38.5 million per year. The requirements for other types of mixed-use loans from other bodies are different.

We recommend consulting our mortgage brokers to determine the exact requirements for the type of mixed-use financing you’re interested in.

How Do I Profit From Mixed-Use Financing?

Making a profit through mixed-use financing is all about purchasing a property with a solid return on investment.

For instance, if you take out a mixed-use loan for $200,000 over 15 years at 5% interest charged monthly, you’ll owe $1,166.67 per month in premiums. If you create a rental forecast and the return on investment is above $1,166.67 per month, you’ll make a profit after paying your mortgage premiums!

Who do the Various Kinds of Mixed-Use Loans Benefit?

It depends on what type of mixed-use loan you’re thinking of taking out. For example, long-term commercial mixed-use loans are ideal for borrowers that have solid commercial and residential rental income projections for the foreseeable future. This type of mixed-use loan also benefits small business owners seeking a mixed-use spot where they can live and run their business from.

My Credit Score is Low. Can I Still Apply for Mixed-Use Financing?

Yes—but you’ll be required to prove your trustworthiness as a borrower through alternative means. For instance, the mortgage lender might ask for your bank statements to calculate what percentage of your income goes toward debt repayments (known as a ‘debt-to-income ratio’).

You might also be asked to submit your tax returns, W2 forms, and a summary of other assets you own. This information will be used to gauge whether you’re likely to repay your mixed-use loan premiums despite having a poor credit history.

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