Rehab loans are essentially loans that allow you to modify an existing commercial property in order to increase the overall value or worth of the property. These particular kinds of loans are typically not so easy to come by even when dealing with private niche lenders that thoroughly understand your goal and business vision. But, just because it is more challenging to secure rehab loans with California private money does not mean it is impossible.
In fact, if you do your research you can find a few reputable private niche lenders that are willing to lend a helping hand. Generally, one of the best ways to find these kinds of lenders or any lenders for that matter is to first do an extensive search via your state’s lender directory or you can start small even by doing a cursory online search of private rehab lenders. With the online lender directory, you will be able to narrow down your list of potential lenders based on the loan amount desired, the type of project i.e. industrial, commercial, land or multi-family, etc. If on the other hand, you choose to do a cursory search via a search engine such as Bing or Google, you will find a variety of local niche lenders that may be of use to you. Moreover, you can also find your future private lender by referral if you are looking for options closer to home or without the hard money middle man i.e. obtaining financing from a business associate or family member, etc.
Regardless, of where or how you find your potential niche lenders, it is important to know what each specific lender expects. In other words, you may have found a few good California private money lending options that will ultimately result in you securing a rehab loan, so make sure you know what is required of you so your business remodel is quickly funded.
Of course, it’s important to note that private money, in general, is more flexible. Consequently, what one rehab lender will require or need from you another rehab lender more than likely will not. With that being said, it is still in your best interest to learn up front what each potential lender does or doesn’t need from you.
Lastly, when dealing with your private lender remember that they generally want to some protections in place just in case you do not make the agreed-to improvements. You should also consider the extent of the project, the upside to the remodel, your personal financials and the possible prepay penalties that your private lender has a right to impose if they so choose.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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.