Basic Multifamily Loans
CIC typically uses a 10-year term and 25-year amortization schedule
for its financing products.
Since CIC provides three- and five-year adjustable rate loans,
the interest rate varies. For example, on a three-year ARM, the
interest is a combination of the three-year Treasury security rate
plus a margin. These rates are subject to change every three weeks.
Please phone for CIC’s current rates.
The borrower is charged:
• a $300 application fee
• an appraisal fee, which varies according to project size
• a construction inspection fee of .75% of total rehab costs and not less
• a financing fee of three points. This includes more free services than at a bank; ask a CIC loan officer about it. Points are negotiable for loans over $1 million. Compare your CIC bottom line with other lenders who charge legal and other fees separately.
CIC typically looks at the building’s cash flow to support debt. We also consider loan to value. CIC does, however, have flexible financing options to make the deal work
Yes. CIC’s construction staff will provide an evaluation of the financial condition and reputation of your contractor.
No. CIC is a nonprofit mortgage lender for multifamily apartment buildings in Chicagoland. We do not manage or lease apartments.
Typically, CIC lends up to 80% of the after rehab value, requiring borrowers to contribute 20% in cash equity. There are circumstances, however, when CIC can be more flexible.
CIC also considers market appreciation as a form of equity. In most instances, we attempt to include even the loan fees in these deals to lower the amount of borrower cash required at closing.
No. If the building is in good condition, we can provide an acquisition-only or take-out loan.
CIC loan process takes about 50-60 business days.
No. Because contractors do not work for CIC, we cannot control the quality of work or timeliness of its completion. We do, however, evaluate any contractor you have selected as well as the scope of work to be performed on the building.