Can an LLC purchase a home in California?

I live in Newhall CA I want to purchase a home I don't have great credit but I own an LLC with impeccable credit. can I purchase a home under the LLC?

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Michael Raymond Daymude

Michael Raymond Daymude

Real Estate Attorney - Sherman Oaks, CA
Answered

Your personal credit will affect your ability to purchase a home. In nearly all cases the lender will require you to personally guarantee the loan to an LLC and your credit will therefore be a deciding factor. That being said -- credit is only one factor lenders consider and it is less important as the loan to value ratio decreases.

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Justin C. Lowenthal

Justin C. Lowenthal

Real Estate Attorney - Davis, CA
Answered

An LLC is a legal entity which can acquire and own property. Therefore, the answer to your question is yes, an LLC can purchase a home. That being said, unless your LLC has sufficient assets and/or credit history, a personal guaranty from you will be necessary. The lender will seek to minimize the risk of their loan as much as possible.

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Justin Drayton Graham

Justin Drayton Graham

Real Estate Attorney - Culver City, CA
Answered

Yes

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