First thing’s first, private money is the best option for you or your business venture when you are looking for non- institutional financing i.e. when you are looking for loan money that comes from an individual or a company even. Based on that definition, it is also important to note that California private money is not necessarily as their hard money or anyone else’s for that matter.
Though both California private money and hard money are both asset-based financing, the true different is that hard money still comes from a licensed lending source whereas private money can come from a non-licensed source such as friend or family member or business partner. Furthermore, when dealing with private money, there is often more flexibility overall i.e. fewer regulations. Due to this flexible, you have more room to negotiate your loan terms (limits, loan duration, interest rates, etc.).
So what does this all mean? It means that private is usually more affordable but in reality, hard money is typically easier to find, especially in California. With that being said, you feel a little more comfortable with the term private money. Moreover, you should be clear on the difference between private and hard money in California. So without further ado, let’s go the various types of private money loans that are available to you and your business.
There are several different types of private money loans you should consider. Clearly, depending on your business plan one particular kind of private loan will stand out amongst the rest or rather will be the better option in the long run. Since private money, in essence, can be acquired from practically anyone who has the spare change it doesn’t seem too far-fetched that you can get private money for basically anything i.e. real estate purchases, land new construction, commercial and more.
Generally, you can ask a handful of people for a private money loan. In fact, who you can ask to help you finance your next commercial venture is so broad there ate categories—primary, secondary and third circles. The primary circle for your private money options is, as briefly mentioned, your co-workers, family members, neighbors and friends. On the other hand, your secondary circle is basically comprised of associates of your primary circle members, if that make sense. In essence, your secondary circle people are a result of proper networking. Lastly, you have your third circle potential private money lenders include strangers, people you’ve been able to connect with through advertising and accredited investors. Ultimately, regardless of where you decide to pool your financing from, it is important to note that you can raise capital or rather find investors in any of one these third circles so you are not limited.
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.