Posted by Wayne-NC on January 30, 2001 at 08:38:42:
This sounds like an economist point of view but I think it is a valid question but try telling that to the bank. I feel it’s just another way for the banks to protect themselves and justify more loan denials due to dept/income ratios. However, 10% maybe a nationwide average where in your area it may be less but it may be tough to prove. I have single family homes and the bank will only credit me with 75% of my rental income and say it’s for vacancy and expenses of which is much less in my area. So the bank says I’m losing money when I am really making money consistently. The bottom line is that I can’t qualify for as many loans as I could really use. I wish I had the answer that you are looking for.