Mortgages for doctors

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Doctors can take advantage of special mortgage programs that allow for lower down payments and purchase prices higher than normal conventional limits. These programs are offered to licensed medical doctors and residents, including dentists, optometrists, and pediatricians. While often a standard conventional or Jumbo loan are better options, for many doctors the benefits of this mortgage program can make a difference.

The main benefits are the higher loan amount, lower down payment, and excluding from debt calculations any deferred student loan payments that are deferred for 12 months from the closing date.

Loan amounts up to $650,000 are allowed with a 3% down payment. Loan amounts up to $850,000 are allowed with a 10% down payment. In many areas these loan amounts are greater than the FNMA maximum mortgage loan amounts.

The 3% down payment can be helpful.

The ability to exclude deferred student loan payments from debt to income calculations is an important benefit of the mortgage program. Only the deferred student loans for the borrower with the qualifying license can be excluded. The ability to exclude deferred student loans can make a difference for many doctors in how much home they can purchase.

Another benefit that can help some doctors to purchase is that projected income can be allowed in some cases, based on an employment contract. Similarly, there are guidelines for doctors who have less than 2 years employment.

Many doctors will find that standard conventional and Jumbo financing will be better options. For those doctors who benefit from this special mortgage program, these features can make a difference in their home purchase.

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Comments (2)

Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management


Very interesting stuff, good to know. Question, per your text:

Only the deferred student loans for the borrower with the medical license can be excluded. 

Does this mean a licensed optometrist, for examole, cannot take advantage of this feature? Or by "medical license" do you mean all categories that you mentioned earlier in the post?

Nov 04, 2016 04:48 AM
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer

I need to rewrite that more clearly. Thank you for pointing this out.  Only the licensed person can have the deferred student loans excluded.  That should allow all the categories mentioned.

Thank you.

Nov 04, 2016 05:02 AM