Special Mortgage Financing Available for Residents and Doctors in New Orleans

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Physician Loans in New Orleans

With construction underway at the new VA Medical Center in New Orleans, there is an expectation that there will be over 19,000 interim and permanent jobs created by the project. Any time there is a new medical center, there is a need for doctors to staff it. But residents and new doctors often have a hard time finding financing to purchase a home due to the large amount of student loans they may be carrying. Enter physician loans in New Orleans.

What if you could buy a home up to $750,000 with no money down and no PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)? There’s a program for that.

Doctor Mortgage Program


  • Up to 100% LTV
  • Loan amounts up to $750,000
  • Minimum FICO (credit score) of 720
  • No PMI
  • Purchase or refinance
  • Owner occupied property only


  • 15 and 30 year fixed rate mortgages
  • 5 year,  7 year and 10 year Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)


  • Medical Doctors (M.D.)
  • Doctor of Dental  (D.M.D./D.D.S.)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (O.D.)


  • Residents who are entering residence or fellowships are eligible
  • Doctors who have been in practice for 7 years or less after completion of residency
  • Doctors who have been self employed for a minimum of 3 years are eligible
  • Borrowers are required to be an existing or new Regions Bank deposit customer


  • Borrowers must contribute a minimum of 3% of their own funds with LTV’s up to 97%
  • Borrowers must contribute a minimum of $1000 of their own funds with LTV’s from 97% – 100%.


Residents entering medical profession who will begin employment after their mortgage loan closes,must provide a fully executed employment agreement as evidence of employment or future employment


No PMI required


Deferred student loan payments are not included in DTI (Debt-to-Income) with sufficient documentation supporting loans currently in deferment/forbearance.


FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A DOCTOR’S MORTGAGE, PLEASE CALL CRESCENT CITY LIVING AT (504) 327-5303. We will be happy to connect you with a Regions Bank lender offering this program.

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  1. Hello,

    I am a Physician Loan Specialist with SunTrust Mortgage

    Our Doctor Loan Program is a residential mortgage loan developed specifically for medical residents, interns, fellows, Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), and licensed medical physicians that have completed their residency within the last 10 years.

    Our program offers:

    • 100% up to $650K
    • 95% up to $1M
    • 89.9% up to $1.5M

    Mortgage insurance is not required – Available for both home purchases and mortgage refinances – Competitive pricing – Both fixed rate and adjustable rates offered – No penalty for prepaying your loan – Gift funds or seller contributions may be used for closing costs

    The program is offered in the following States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C. & West Virginia.

    With unparalleled commitment to serving physicians’ needs, you can rely on me and my dedicated team of mortgage professionals to work with you every step of the way. I can’t wait to tell you more so call or email today!

    Stephanie Arcelay
    Asst. Vice President
    SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.
    615-484-6690 Direct
    Email: Stephanie.Arcelay@suntrust.com
    Web: https://www.suntrust.com/PeopleFinder/stephanie.arcelay
    NMLSR# 897166

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