lifesaver2562, Home Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Can you mortgage a co-op in Fla?

Asked by lifesaver2562, Fort Lauderdale, FL Sun May 5, 2013

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Yes you can mortgage a co-op, as long as the co-op allows mortgages.
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We offer FNMA Financing on Co-Ops. Feel free to contact us if you require assistance. We are licensed in 18 states including FL.

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Yes! I have done this!

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It is very difficult to find a lender who will give a mortgage on a co-op or a building that does not have Reserves. If you do find someone that will provide a mortgage you will need a minimum of 25% down if it is a permanent residence and 30% if it is not.

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Many co-ops will not accept but only cash buyers. However, those who will accept a buyer who needs to finance a purchase, there are only a very few lenders who will loan against a co-op but they will require a hefty cash down and the interest rate will be higher than the normal rate of a conventional loan ( of course, the rate will also depend on the borrower's credit score).

John Bourassa, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Fort Lauderdale
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Call a mortgage broker who may be able to help you with the purchase of a co-op. Preston Ware 561-329-0075. Or, go to

In my experience, most coops are purchased with cash. Also, even if you are able to obtain a mortgage, you will still need to put at least 25% down on this property.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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Yes, you can but only a very few lenders will mortgage a co-op; the vast majority will not. Contact me for more information.
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