We all want to make more money. We want to be able to say we don’t depend on anyone to provide for you and your family. We all want to be good providers and not have to worry about whether we will be able to buy food for our families.
However, for many of us, if we lose our jobs we may be okay for a few weeks or a couple of months, but if we don’t get a new job quickly, we are going to be in trouble. That possibility makes the thought of going into business or investing in something like house flipping more appealing.
But then we know that our bad credit is going to keep conventional lenders from approving our loan application. That is where the friendly, neighborhood California private hard money lender comes in handy. With some of the new trends in hard money loans, the option is becoming more appealing.
Getting a loan from a traditional lender or bank is often preferred, but they can take a long time and if you have questionable credit or insufficient income history chances are good you’ll get rejected. Thanks to California private hard money lenders, the dream doesn’t have to die. Yes, it may cost you a little more, and you may need more money of your own upfront, but you can get approved in spite of the issues a bank may have with you.
With some of the new trends in hard money loans, the option is looking better:
• Decreasing rates: What keeps many from even considering applying for a hard money loan is the higher interest rate. But as the housing market stabilizes and interest rates go up, the rates for private hard money lenders will go down (because more people will find success with bank loans). They will still be on the high side, but they will be lower than what they have been.
• International Lenders: More and more international-based lenders are starting to get involved in the U.S. loan market. They see an opportunity and want to cash in. For investors, it means more competition among lenders for your business which translates into better terms for you.
• Commercial Loans: If people are finding success with California private hard money loans for individual purposes, it stands to reason that they could work for business purposes. This, of course, means you take out a larger loan at a higher interest rate. But if the bank says no, what other choice do you have? With more lenders willing to take that chance, why shouldn’t investors?
• Crowdfunding: While not exactly private hard money lending, it is pretty similar and becoming more common. However, the option may go away in the near future depending on how lawmakers deem regulations apply to it.
It can be very hard to handle the thought of being rejected for a loan. You go through all the work that it takes to get to the point where you need the money only to get rejected—it’s devastating. But with hard money loans becoming a better option, there is no reason to let the dream die because the bank doesn’t see it.
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.