What are the different types of HOA loans or Condo Association Loans?
- HOA Line of Credit is similar in concept to a credit card. An association has a maximum limit it can access. Interest is paid only on the money used. The money can be prepaid with no penalty. The interest rate is variable, meaning it changes monthly. HOA credit lines normally carry terms up to five years.
- Term HOA Loan provides a homeowners association with all funds at once. The interest rate is locked, meaning the payments are the same amount every month for the life of the loan. An HOA term loan can range from 3 to 15 years.
- Combination HOA Line of Credit and HOA Term Loan allows the condo association to obtain necessary funds for immediate projects. During the first 12 months, the condo association pays interest only on the amount used. At the end of the 12 months, the balance of the loan converts to a permanent term HOA loan. The term HOA loan can range from 3 to 15 years.
Funds during the 12-month draw down option are used "as needed." The condo association is not charged for unused funds.
The condo association pays interest only on the amount used. This can help the condo association bridge the collection of a special assessment or increased maintenance fees.
There is usually no charge for converting the line of credit to the term HOA loan.