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Physician Home Loan

Remove The Barrier Of Buying A New Home While Entering The Medical Professional’s Field.

Physician loans are designed to help medical professionals buy homes despite having a unique situation with new employment and high student loan debt.

A Home Loan Tailored to You!

Starting a career in medicine is about as noble of a career choice you can find. It takes years of schooling and rigorous testing to finally reach success and credentials. What’s more significant than saving lives, leading medical breakthroughs, and improving the quality of life for others?

Some physician loans “doctor loans” as they are often called, exclude student loan payments for qualifying. Often they allow you to buy a home with no money down.

You can celebrate the start of your career in your new home with as little as 0 down.

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Benefits of a Medical Professional Loan “Physician Loan”

  • 100% Financing available up to $1,250,000.00 in Loan Amount

  • If you don’t qualify with 100% financing, you may be able to put down as little as 3% or 5%, even on homes $850,000.00 and above.

  • Student loan debt can be excluded or calculated as a lower payment amount, helping you qualify for a larger home purchase as your income increases.

  • The physician loan is available to us citizens and foreign nationals with a valid social security number and work visa.

  • You may even be eligible to qualify if you have joined a partnership “new practice”, or work on a 1099 payment schedule. If you have an employment agreement and/or offer letter outlining your compensation you may be able to qualify.

  • Exited your most recent training program within the last 10 years.

Who Is Eligible For A Physician Loan?

  • Medical Doctors (MD)

  • Medical Resident or Fellow

  • Ophthalmologist (MD)

  • Dentist (DMD)

  • Dental Surgeon (DDS)

  • Osteopath (DO)

  • Veterinarian (DVM)

If you are currently training or working in the medical field but are not sure whether you qualify for a physician loan, its worth reaching out to a NorthPort Funding Loan Officer who specializes in this type of loan and your profession type.

What’s Needed To Qualify For A Physician Loan?

Understanding that you are in one of the eligible medical fields, you have passed the first step to qualifying for a physician home loan. The next step is to review the financial and employment criteria to be approved for a physician home loan.

  • Credit score 640 or higher

  • May need to have as little as 3% of the purchase price saved for reserves and closing costs. This can come from sources like a 401K, IRA, Savings, Checking, and Gift from a direct relative.

  • You are unable to qualify for a conforming conventional loan product like FHA, VA< or USDA) because of student loan debt.

  • You are the sole wage earner in your household

  • You have employment that does not start within 60 days of closing on the home

  • You do not meet the cash reserve requirements for a conventional jumbo or conforming mortgage.

  • You have an executed employment agreement with your new or future employer

  • You have passed and received your medical license in the state you are going to be practicing in.

The NorthPort Physician Home Loan allows you to buy a primary home and 2-unit home under the program. The program is specific to a primary residence, second homes and investment properties are ineligible for the physician home loan.

If you are not sure whether you qualify for a physician home loan, contact one of the loan officers at NorthPort Funding. They will walk you through the guidelines, programs, and features of the physician home loan. You may be eligible for another type of low down payment program that has better terms and features than a physician loan.

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What are the down payment requirements for a Physician Loan?

  • 0% down payment up to $1,250,000.00 in loan amount

  • 5% down payment up to $1,500,000.00 in loan amount

  • 10% down payment up to $2,000,000.00 in loan amount

Doctor's Desk
  • What Are Mortgages Fees?
    We know the questions on your mind when it comes to mortgage fees-WHAT are they and WHY do I pay them? At NorthPort Funding, we set out to streamline the mortgage process. In doing so, we’ve eliminated nonessential fees, unnecessary steps, and time-wasting appointments. Our efficiency not only makes it easier to buy a home, it translates into the best rates available.
  • Physician Home Loan Vs. Conventional Loan
    There is a very distinct difference between physician home loans and conventional loans. They are more commonly known in the lending world as a portfolio loan. A portfolio loan is a mortgage that is borrowed from the lending institutions balance sheet or deposits and held with that bank until the home is refinanced to another lender or the home is sold. Because the bank is lending its own money, it is taking a calculated risk by not taking out a mortgage insurance policy or by paying for it outside of the loan. A conventional loan is secured by an investor and a servicer, where the mortgage can be pooled together with other similar mortgages and sold. Because of this process a conventional loan does require PMI or private mortgage insurance to cover losses potentially incurred by the investor should a borrower fail to repay the mortgage.
  • What Is The Biggest Difference Between A 15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage?
    There are advantages and disadvantages to both 15-year and 30-year home loans. The interest rate is lower on a 15-year mortgage, and because the term is half as long, you'll pay a lot less interest over the life of the loan. Of course, that means your payment will be higher, too, than with a 30-year mortgage. Consult with the mortgage experts at NorthPort Funding and review your personal goals and options when it comes to the structure of your loan. With NorthPort, you can expect a high touch and high-tech experience. Our Instant Prequalify Technology allows you to see if you are qualified to buy a home without affecting your credit score. We have built a business that is recognized for integrity, excellent service and efficient processes.
  • Can I Afford A 20% Down Payment On A New Home?
    The 20% down payment rule of thumb is a way to manage your costs when buying a home. By making a down payment that’s at least 20% of the purchase price, you often avoid extra monthly expenses and pay less interest than somebody who buys with a smaller down payment. However, putting less than 20% down allows you to diversify your extra cash into a savings “safety net.” Let’s review the rule in detail so you can make informed buying decisions, learn rationale behind the 20% figure, and explore alternatives so you can decide on the right down payment amount with the mortgage experts at NorthPort Funding.
  • Are Interest Rates The Same At All Lenders and Banks?


Still have questions or want to apply for a Physician Loan?

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