Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Phil Joseph
Branch Manager
Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator
Over 25 Years' Experience
American Pacific Mortgage
Rancho Bernardo Branch
11770 Bernardo Plaza Court #451
San Diego California 92128

Direct: 619.507.3558
Fax: 858.430.2557
Email: Phil@PhilJoseph.com
Website: www.PhilJoseph.com
NMLS# 249549
Company NMLS# 1850
 
Licensed in California by the Department  of Business
Oversight under the Residential Mortgage Lending Act 417-0015 
 
American Pacific Mortgage may not be the lender for all products offered on this website. Some loans may be made by a lender with whom American Pacific has a business relationship. Equal Housing Opportunity.
 
Phil Joseph
Branch Manager
Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator
Over 25 Years' Experience
American Pacific Mortgage
Rancho Bernardo Branch
11770 Bernardo Plaza Court #451
San Diego California 92128

Direct: 619.507.3558
Fax: 858.430.2557
Email: Phil@PhilJoseph.com
Website: www.PhilJoseph.com
NMLS# 249549
Company NMLS# 1850
 
Licensed in California by the Department  of Business
Oversight under the Residential Mortgage Lending Act 417-0015 
 
American Pacific Mortgage may not be the lender for all products offered on this website. Some loans may be made by a lender with whom American Pacific has a business relationship. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Commercial Lending Ratios

There are several important ratios to consider in commercial real estate lending. Among them are the

  • Loan-To-Value ratio (LTR)
  • Debt to Income ratio (DTI)
  • Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

The loan-to-value ratio (LTV) is calculated by dividing the total of all mortgages by the purchase price or appraised value. The higher the LTV the smaller the down payment will be, but the riskier the loan will be for the lender. Lenders establish maximum LTVs to balance the needs of their customers vs. the risk exposure to the lending institution,

The debt to income ratio (DTI) equals a borrower’s total monthly debt divided by the monthly gross income. The smaller the DTI the more money the borrower has available to cover additional expenses. Lenders also establish maximum values for the DTI to minimize their risk.

The debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) equals net operation income (NOI) divided by the total debt service. It is a sophisticated ratio and is more thoroughly covered in the Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) article. Most lenders require that this ratio be greater than 1.00, which is considered “break even”.