What is a Non-Recourse Loan?

Non-Recourse Loans and the HUD 221(d)(4) Loan Program

If a loan is non-recourse, a lender can take possession of assets used as collateral to secure the loan. However, unlike a recourse loan, if money is still owed after selling the collateral, with a non-recourse loan, the lender cannot go after the borrower’s other assets or garnish wages. The lender must accept the loss. HUD 221(d)(4) loans are fully non-recourse; however, most have “bad boy carve-outs,” which means that the loan will become recourse if the borrower violates certain loan provisions, including committing fraud or significantly misrepresenting their assets.


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