What is the Definition of Maximum Loan to Cost?

Maximum Loan to Cost


Definition: The ratio between the principal amount of the mortgage balance, at origination or thereafter, to the current value (or cost of construction if a construction loan) of the underlying real estate collateral. The ratio is commonly expressed to a potential borrower as the percentage of value a lending institution is willing to finance. The ratio is dynamic and varies by lending institution, property type, geographic location, property size, among other things.

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