Posts Tagged 'rehab financing'

Rehab Financing with the Local Community Bank

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Investors, Reviews

Author: buyfixandprofit

For investors with little to no cash to start with, hard money loans should be considered as the first financing option for buying and fixing foreclosures.  Looking for private investors at the beginning of one’s rehab investing career is difficult due to the lack of experience and no proven track record which is very important to private lenders.  For those investors with some cash to invest, look to the local community bank in the neighborhood you are planning to do business in for your best lending options.

Not all community banks are the same, but there will usually be at least one bank that is tied into the community with investor friendly programs to rehab realestate in the local community.  Rehabbers provide an important service that commercial builders and large corporations cannot compete with.  Rehabbers keep their overhead low… Read the rest

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How to Flip Properties Using Other people’s 401k or IRA Funds

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Investors, Reviews

Author: buyfixandprofit

Did you know that you do not have to invest your retirement funds in the stock market?  Real estate prices are at historical lows and there may never be another buying opportunity like this one again.  Lifelong, conservative investor friends of mine that have always believed real estate investing was too risky are now purchasing and rehabbing properties using the money in their 401k’s and IRA’s.

The concept of investing in real estate or other assets in retirement plans has been around for more than 30 years.  These kind of retirement accounts are called self directed IRA’s/401k’s and are governed by the IRS.  There are strict rules that the investor must abide by in order to receive the tax benefits associated with these retirement savings accounts, but they are fairly straight forward.  ALL expenses associated with the purchase, rehab, and… Read the rest

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What is a Hard Money Lender?

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Reviews

Author: buyfixandprofit

What is a Hard Money Lender?

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 long term wealth and financial freedom.

Hard money lenders will only provide loan terms of 4 – 6 months at which time the… Read the rest

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Why Real Estate Investors Need to Develop a Relationship with their Bank

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Buy, Residential House

Author: buyfixandprofit

Rehab Financing Made Easy – Develop a Strong Relationship with your Local Community Bank

Find that investor friendly community bank located in the neighborhood where you will be buying and fixing foreclosures.  Be upfront, truthful, and communicate openly with your bank’s lending officer.  Develop a strong relationship based on open communication and most importantly consistent on time payments. Keep the lending officer abreast of your work so they get to know you and eventually the bank will treat you as a preferred customer.  They will be more willing to work with you in hard financial times or with special requests.  It makes smart financial sense for lending institutions to work with their borrowers during difficult financial times rather than enforce their strict guidelines with no flexibility.

3 Month Payment Deferral

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