Sitting in a cubicle in a high rise in downtown Los Angeles has to be one of the worst job locations a person could have. Yes, you are in sunny, beautiful Southern California, but you can’t even see it! Yeah, you have to go to work and can’t always enjoy the sun and surf but it sure would be nice if you could at least see it.
You know, and get a reminder of why you work as hard as you do. But until you become the boss, chances are, it isn’t going to happen. So why not become your own boss? Why not go for a loan, open your own establishment, and take the office with a view?
Or better yet—delegate your work to your underlings and catch some waves!
Wait—your credit isn’t even close to being good enough to get a loan from the bank. So your screwed, right?
Not at all! You can get a hard money loan from one of the many California Hard Money lenders and get on track to living the dream. However, before you do that, it may help to know a little bit about your loan options.
A hard money loan is a specific type of financing where a borrower reasons funds from a loaner and secures them with some kind of tangible asset, typically real estate. There a few different options when it comes to what type of loan you can get from a hard money lender:
Commercial: when it comes to hard money commercial loans (which are for businesses; not individuals), the duration is typically short term; from three months to a year. They are not usually pursued for major construction projects, but for things like inventory or equipment purchases.
Wholesale: this isn’t a loan you can get from Sam’s Club, but one where the lender works with a broker and not directly with the borrower. They tend to come with lower interest rates and make life easier on lenders. Rather than advertise and pursue borrowers, they can let the broker do all the work.
Flip Loans: you don’t need to take gymnastics to get a flip loan; what the flip refers to is one of the main reasons people get this type of loan—flipping houses. Also referred to as a rehab loan, this type is used to cover repair costs or to improve a property before selling it.
Cash-Out Refinance Loans: this is the kind of loan you get if you also need some quick cash. For example, if you are mortgaging a property and take some cash out on top of the loan, you have a cash-out refinance loan.
If your California Hard Money lender can’t tell you which loan option is the right one for you, it may be time to call someone else. The differences should be clear enough to a professional that he or she should be able to point you in the right direction without blinking twice.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
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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.