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Blanket Mortgage-Borrowing against more than one property

Posted on: 01st Apr, 2004 02:40 am
Blanket Mortgage is a type of mortgage which facilitates the borrowing of money against more than one asset at the same time. It covers a number of properties at the same time. This collateral could be:
  • More than one asset as separate entities.

  • A property divided into lots.

  • A large tract of land yet to develop into a co-operative.
It becomes more convenient rather than taking out mortgages for each property individually and paying for each separately.

It was initiated as a security device for commercial property but today it is applicable for residential areas as well. The loan obtained is used to cover the costs of developing the property. The development costs include, construction costs, architectural, acquisition, etc.

For example, if you take a mortgage of a tract of land of 9 lots for $2,000,000 and then sell each lot at $500,000, you will get $4,500,000 that means, $2,500,000 extra. This could help in repayments.

The benefits of taking up a blanket mortgage are many:
  • Comfort level high: One property at a time will involve a number of mortgages and each account needs to be maintained separately. This is more organized.

  • Cash for the future: The money could be used for planning, construction and development of an empty land.

  • Gives you time: You have the money in hand and so allow you the flexibility to begin work when prices are lower.

  • Helps you sell house: There is no restriction on selling the individual lots before the deadline as this would help you in repayments.
The advantage of a blanket lien for co-operative developers is maximum. Each resident family need not qualify individually for the mortgage. They only need to contribute monthly to the repayment. As the mortgage is in bulk, the individual costs are reduced considerably.

Since the owner of the land is a single individual, different mortgage would have legal complexities. Moreover in time of default, the possibility of a clash over priority of single mortgage does not arise.

The partial release clause in blanket lien is an added plus. If you want to release a single lot, you can repay a specific portion of the debt. But, this clause needs to be asked for from the lender. Some blanket mortgage lenders may even charge fee for including this clause at closing.

Blanket lien is applicable to present and future properties, especially catering to land developers and real estate investors. So, a blanket mortgage is a bundled package but the borrower can unbundle at will.

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Looking for a blanket mortgage lender who will issue one large sum of money with a lien on multiple properties.
Posted on: 01st Oct, 2007 11:58 am
Hi Duane,

Welcome to our forums.

Blanket option seems to be a good option for those having multiple properties. You can look out for loans from our community lenders who help out people with a variety of programs and favorable rates to choose from. What you can do is, send us your request for mortgage quotes with minimum details and we shall forward it to our community lenders. The lenders would check if they can have a deal with you and if they feel it's possible they shall contact you asap.

Good luck :)
Posted on: 02nd Oct, 2007 05:10 am
I can get you up to 90% LTV on NOO SFR blanket loans. Unlimited properties as long as they are in the same county.

If they are in different counties you may need several blanket loans.

Rates are not that bad.. of course credit determines the rate as always...

Call or apply online for more info..
Posted on: 13th Nov, 2007 07:33 am
I own a home in full worth $230,000 but want to buy a home for $260,000 in a different state. Can this be done? Thank you
Posted on: 09th Feb, 2011 10:31 am
Welcome Mike,

You will have to discuss your situation with the local lenders and check out if they can help you in getting a blanket mortgage.
Posted on: 09th Feb, 2011 11:18 pm
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