Hard money financing is becoming the loan option of choice for many people for a variety of different reasons. But, the truth is most people simply want to move ahead with their commercial business projects on schedule without any unnecessary red tape. Of course, that lovely red tape that seems to go hand-in-hand with traditional lending options and banks is the response to the condition of the market meltdown, if you will.
But, market meltdown or not (which clearly things have been gradually improving since), business projects did not stop hence the rise of hard money financing, especially the rise of California hard money financing. With that being said, you may have wondered where all that precious California hard money comes from? Well, typically it comes from multiple investors or sometimes only one investor depending on the size or rather amount of the loan.
These particular investors are business savvy and know that hard money investing can be profitable as well as rewarding if they play their cards right. But, how do they play their cards right with such ease? Two words: due diligence. Due diligence basically, makes the world go round or rather the world of investing. But, nonetheless, it because these business savvy investors take the time to do their research, work closely with experienced lenders that specialize in this particular niche and carefully evaluate the terms of their potential investment that they are able to make money while simultaneously funding your commercial business dreams.
In addition to working with experienced lenders and doing their due diligence, most savvy investors also seek advice from a third-party. In other words, a lender and an investor may seem like they are on the same page but it is always best to double check via independent counsel. Furthermore, independent counsel can ensure that personal guarantees are made when the investment requires them. Other ways that these commercial investors stay in the black by reviewing all documentation that is pertinent to their investment such as title endorsements, etc. and one way to stay on top of all relevant documentation is to work with a reputable loan service that they are personally comfortable with. Lastly, it almost goes without saying that these particular commercial investors never put all their eggs in one basket i.e. keeping things diversified is the name of the game and it always will be.
Clearly, no investment can be made without some level of risk associated with it, regardless of how much due diligence and careful consideration occurs. But, an investor can increase his or her chances of making a wise investment that ultimately is a win-win situation for everyone involved by doing all that they can and by following the necessary steps mentioned above.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.