Assets in escrow are those held by a third party on behalf of two other parties prior to the completion of a transaction. Examples of things held in escrow are money, funds, and securities. When it comes to HUD 223(f) loans, a loan will typically require an escrow account to hold funds during the closing process. In addition, HUD 223(f) loans require funds for taxes, insurance, and replacement reserves to escrowed on a monthly basis.
DSCR is a metric used by lenders to determine loans on income-generating properties. It is the required cash flow for paying current debts (interest, principal, lease payments, etc.), plus a certain margin of safety. DSCR can be calculated by taking a property’s net operating income (NOI) and dividing it by the property’s annual debt service.
CMBS loans are commercial and multifamily real estate loans that are pooled into securities and sold to investors on the secondary market. CMBS stands for commercial mortgage backed security. These securities may consist of loans for properties such as hotels, apartment buildings, office buildings, hospitals, or other types of income-producing commercial real estate assets.