Private money is a vague term, but it refers to any private group or individual with enough capital to lend. So where you should you look for this type of lender?
You might begin your search online, where you will likely find many “private lenders,” but most of these are really hard money providers. Its difficult to pin down what exactly private money is, especially when compared to “hard money.” In truth, the differences are insubstantial, financing is financing after all.
The only real difference between private hard money that you should be aware of is that hard money often entails higher interest payments when compared with private. Hard money providers usually charge between 12 to 15%, while private lenders typically charge between 8 and 12%.
However truly private lenders are usually individuals that can offer far more flexible loan terms in comparison with other types of financing providers.
If you look online you likely wont find a truly “private lender,” that offers this type of flexibility, so then where should you begin your search?
The best way to come in contact with private money providers is to attend real estate networking events. At such events talk to other house flippers to get a sense of their experience with various local private lenders. You should ask questions like how quickly were their loans funded? What were the specific terms of their deal? And how willing was the lender to negotiate these terms with them?
Above all, you want to find a lender that is willing to negotiate. Because when it comes to private money you want to take advantage of flexibility this type of financing offers.
You might not even have to make any payments on your loan if your private lender chooses to act as an equity partner in your project. In this case, the proceeds of your resale will pay off the remaining loan balance, while your lender receives a share of the profits you earn.
To negotiate this type of deal, you’ll probably need to find a truly private lender. Hard money is a great financing option in the case of flipping projects, but these are lenders, not investors, and they will give you a loan which you will have to pay back with interest.
If you want to find a true private investor for your next project you should avoid beginning your search online. Perform your due diligence by asking your fellow real estate developers about their experience with local private lenders. Once you find a lender that has a good reputation, see how much room there is to negotiate. If you can try to arrange an equity partnership with them which will help you avoid the expense of carrying a loan.
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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 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.© 2016 Level 4 Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved.