Announcement 2018-210: SmartCondo Update

SmartCondo Update

Condotels Permitted
New Penn Financial is pleased to announce that the SmartCondo products have been updated to allow condotel properties. Users will be able to select the “Condotel” property type in Epic, Destiny and Lion beginning December 31, 2018.

Condotel Requirements
For the condotel to be eligible, it must be established for at least 3 years and located in a resort area or metropolitan area with a project associated with a nationally recognized, high-end hotel brand (Westin, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, etc.). In addition, the following restrictions will apply to condotel property types:

• Minimum FICO 680
• Minimum Loan Amount $200,000
• Max LTV 80%
• Minimum 500 square feet with at least one separate bedroom and a fully functioning kitchen with stove/oven (cooktop only not permissible)
• Rental income may not be used for qualifying
• Occupancy restrictions or black-out dates not permitting year-round owner occupancy are not permitted