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What is a "doctor loan" ?

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You have no doubt heard a variation of the title—maybe "Physician Loans," "100% Financing for Doctors," or more commonly "The Doctor Loan." So, what are doctor loans?

Basically, it’s a high LTV (loan-to-value) or little-money-down loan for doctors. There is typically no mortgage insurance—upfront or monthly—and the doctor can put as little as no money down. Banks may differ but the mortgage I offer has 30-year and 15-year fixed options as well as a list of ARMs from as short as one month to as long as ten years without an adjustment. The rates are very competitive and typically the conforming loan limit of $417,000 (in most states) is not a cap for this program, but it may be if your doctor is still in residency.

Why only doctors? A good question—and I can speculate as I've heard various reasons. Doctors typically come out of school, residency, or fellowship with lots of options for stable employment and usually contracts that guarantee their income for a certain period of time. In a nutshell, they can afford to pay a mortgage right away. They do not, however, have a lot of money to put down on a house and on average have more student loan debts to re-pay than any other industry.

So the doctor loan allows doctors who come out of medical school with a lot of debt BUT a good paying job to get into a house with no money down and an affordable mortgage. Service and experience matter when suggesting a lender for these loans as the doctors tend to be very busy and want things made simple. Please email me directly or go to my website for more information on the topic. 

Click here for more information on the Doctor loan.

Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I had one similar to this.  The hospital picked up the second, up to $100k for an 80-10-10.  If the Dr. stayed at the hospital for 5 years, it was forgiven.  Nice benefit.  The Doctors referred to it as the "golden handcuff".  Kind of wish they did it for the rest of the staff, like RNs, etc.

Jul 08, 2013 05:32 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

By the way-- I just noticed-- Welcome to ActiveRain!  I think you'll like it here...  THere are some great people posting here.

Jul 08, 2013 05:32 AM
Brent Eckhardt
Wilmington, NC

Thanks for the welcome and the comment. Lots of different perks out there that hospitals will offer, that one sounds pretty good.

Jul 08, 2013 06:04 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
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Jul 08, 2013 08:31 AM
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