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Coming To Terms With Private Hard Money Lenders

Posted on: October 22, 2011

Categories: Other Articles

Author: lbuen

Private Hard Money Lenders – Quick and Flexible Source of Funding

Many real estate investors turn to private hard money lenders because they can provide quick and short term financing, require less paperwork and less stringent qualifications. Oftentimes, these money men lend to individuals who do not qualify for a traditional loan because of bad credit rating and other similar circumstances. This exposes them to higher risks of default. To offset this, they have laid their own terms when lending money. Of course, these terms vary from one lender to another, but nonetheless, they share more or less the same lending yardstick. Before using private hard money, let us take a look at the answers to questions pertaining to the terms of private hard money loan to find out if they fit your needs.

1. How Much Can You Borrow

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Where to Source Your Rehab Funding

Posted on: January 10, 2011

Categories: Buy, Fix, Investors, Property Management, Things To Consider

Author: lbuen

Avalanche of Money Lenders Replaces Customary Lunch with Private Investors

Luncheons with a coterie of investors with deep pockets used to be the avenue that lead real estate investors to the Land of Ready Cash. Today, however, more and more private lending companies are purveying rehab loans to rehabbers and real estate investors who want to renovate their rental properties. The government is also offering rehab funding with terms and conditions varying from city to city.

A real estate investor does not have to go far to look for a rehab loan. Skipping the need for leafing through the menu of the restaurant where private investors’ money were used to be raised, a cash-hungry real estate investor can instead browse the Internet for a list of lenders for this kind of loan. For the newbie, however, selecting the lenders… Read the rest

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What is a Hard Money Lender?

Posted on: November 7, 2009

Categories: Buy

Author: buyfixandprofit

What is a Hard Money Lender?

Short-Term Loans

A hard money lender makes short-term loans based on the value of an asset, in this case a property, with little regard to the borrower’s credit and/or finances.  Hard money lenders charge higher interest rates than standard banks due to the high risk nature of these loans.  Unlike traditional banks, hard money lenders can provide funds quickly, usually in 10-14 days, to purchase and rehab distressed properties.  These properties can be in need of significant repairs or be in various stages of foreclosure. This makes these loans popular with first time real estate investors that have little working capital or poor credit scores.  Look to use hard money loans to rehab foreclosures as your means to purchase and rehab your first couple properties.

Rehabber Loans

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What you must do PRIOR to Obtaining a Hard Money Loan

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Investors, Reviews

Author: buyfixandprofit

Smart investors will get pre-approved to refinance their hard money loan prior to obtaining the loan!  Hard money lenders are not in the business of lending their money for the long term.  They will not refinance your project once complete.  Even if the plan is to sell the property for a handsome profit, one never knows what may happen so be prepared to deal with any scenario.

Rehab finance is not a topic that every mortgage broker or banker is familiar with.  I have learned this lesson the hard way and almost lost a property due not being able to find a suitable end lender for my first rehab project.  Especially in today’s difficult financial and real estate market, the rehab investor MUST have a solid exit strategy when using short term loans.

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