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  1. – Yes, it is possible to get a traditional second mortgage or a home equity line of credit on a property that is non-owner occupied. Most lenders will require that you maintain at least 20% equity in the property (after closing on the second mortgage), and there may be a loan maximum which is lower than that of owner occupied loans.

    Challenges of Getting a Home Equity Loan on Rental Property – Getting an equity loan on a rental property could require a credit score of 680, compared to 620 for a homeowner who lives in their home, Huettner says. Rental property insurance Banks may be especially vigilant about check that rental property owners have enough insurance, says Ramnarain.

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