The human abilities have always been far-reaching in their nature, but at the same time, none have proved more helpful for us than our ability to grow on a consistent basis. This progressive approach, on our part, has already got the world to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a major member of the stated group. The reason why technology enjoys such an esteemed stature among people is, by and large, predicated upon its skill-set, which ushered us towards a reality that nobody could have ever imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look up close for a second, it will become instantly clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired from the way we applied those skills across a real world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide, and as a result, initiated a full-blown tech revolution. Of course, the next thing this revolution did was to scale up the human experience through some outright unique avenues, but even after achieving such a monumental feat, technology will somehow continue to produce the right goods. The same has grown increasingly evident over the recent past, and assuming one new fintech-themed development shakes out just like we envision, it will only make that trend bigger and better moving forward.

Upright, a leading real estate investment platform, has officially announced the launch of debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) rental loans. According to certain reports, the development can be expected to deliver a comprehensive suite of financing services for both active, as well as passive investors. But how is it any different than other financing platforms that are already in existence? Well, in active investors’ case, it will effectively eliminate the usual friction from every stage of the process, right from analyzing investment properties and financing, to construction management and disposition. Moving on to the passive contingent of investors, they can now access an expanded suite of products, a suite which currently packs individual borrower-dependent notes, REIT-like funds, and so much more, all into one exclusive offering. Talk about the rental loans service on a slightly deeper level, it will hit the ground with a loan-to-value of around 80% for purchases or rate-and-term refinances. This figure settles on 75% when the arrangement is of cash-out financing. Next up, we must get into the property types these loans are intended to reach, covering single-family; 2–4 unit residences; condominiums; townhomes; and multi-family properties up to 10 units. Moving on, the DSCR service will bring to the fore 15 and 30-year fixed Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), along with Interest-Only options.  Another detail worth a mention is how the service doesn’t ask for any personal or business income verification, instead treating only rental income as the ultimate barometer.

“While the DSCR Rental Loan plus the Tools software is a powerful combination, real estate is a people business, and we take that very seriously. We talk personally with every developer with whom we work, often in person. We walk through nearly every property. We want to know how we can help them scale, and talk about not just the current deal, but the next one, and the next. Anyone who has benefited from one of our hard money loans already understands our dedication to efficiency and extraordinary customer experience; that’s what we’re bringing with our DSCR product, too,” said Brendan Bennett, Vice President of Revenue at Upright.

Rounding up the service’s highlights, at launch, is a minimum FICO requirement of 640, if someone is to avail what’s on the offer. A similar floor value is also established in the context of loan amount, which cannot be anything lower than $75,000.

Founded in 2014, and formerly known as Fund That Flip, Upright has climbed up the ranks by leveraging its award-winning fintech platform to hand real estate investors one full weaponry of helpful resources. These resources, in a practical sense, have all been geared towards empowering the stated investors to scale their business, access the necessary capital for expanding their portfolio, generate passive income opportunities, and do a whole lot more.

“Many customers at first come to us for our fix and flip loans. Often their exit strategy was to turn them into long-term rental properties, and we have previously had to refer them elsewhere. There was a piece of the puzzle missing. By introducing DSCR Rental Loans, we are better able to serve the needs of more customers throughout their entire real estate investment journey,” said Bennett.