When you work with Medallion Funds, our proven track record combined with knowledgeable specialists, will provide guidance, and options for your commercial real estate projects including working with GSE approved lenders.

As a GSE, Freddie Mac’s presence in the market is critical. They provide capital to the housing market. While Freddie Mac is better suitable in large, higher cost markets, Fannie Mae is more effective in secondary and tertiary markets. Medallion Funds has relationship with lenders nationwide that have authority on behalf of Freddie Mac to underwrite multifamily small balance (SBL) loans. Formerly known as the “SBL”s, currently known as Optigo, Freddie Mac is one of the most popular multifamily finance option today.  Our team of experienced professionals work closely with our lenders to provide certainty of funding performance and execution.

Optigo’s Highlights

Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Loan Program “SBL”, is a dynamic, streamlined platform.

“SBL” offers the following general terms:

  • Loan Size: Up to $7.5 million nationwide
  • Purpose: Loan can be used for acquisition or refinance
  • Unit Requirements: 5 units minimum up to 100 units. Loan amounts of smaller than $6 million, bears no unit limitations
  • LTVs vary depending on markets:
    • Top Markets: 80% maximum LTV allowance for purchases and refinances
    • Standard Markets: 80% maximum LTV allowance for purchases and refinances
    • Small Markets: 75% maximum LTV allowance for purchases, 70% for refinances
    • Very Small Markets: 75% maximum LTV allowance for purchases, 70% for refinances
  • Documentation: No tax return requirement
  • Rates: varies depending on the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
  • Interest Options:
    • 20-year hybrid ARM with a 5, 7, or 10-year fixed-rate loan period
    • 5, 7, or 10-year fixed-rate loan
  • DSCR vary depending on markets:
    • Top Markets: Minimum 1.20
    • Standard Markets: Minimum 1.25
    • Small Markets: Minimum 1.30
    • Very Small Markets: Minimum 1.40
  • Assumable: Assumable. Lender must approve with a 1% fee
  • Cash Out: Cash out refinances available
  • Prepayment: Step down, yield maintenance, and soft step down options available

In addition to the Freddie Mac’s conventional smaller balance loans via Optigo, Freddie Mac offers variety of different options:

  • Fixed rate loan
  • Float-to-Fixed Loan
  • Floating-Rate Loan
  • Structured Pool Transaction- Loans over $400 Million
  • Green Advantage
  • Lease up Loan

Medallion Funds Specialists can navigate you and your project through this options and help selecting a program best suits your unique needs.

Phone: (888) 339-1331
Fax: (702) 727-8730

Email: support@medallionfunds.com


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