How to Evaluate if Commercial Hard Money Loans in Arizona are Right for You

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How to Evaluate if Commercial Hard Money Loans in Arizona are Right for You

You still have options if the banks won’t fund your business mortgage. If you’ve got a solid business plan, commercial Hard Money Loans in Arizona are a great way to get your project off the ground.

Big banks reject a lot of small-business owners because their projects tend to come with greater risk. They prefer to have sure bets, so they heavily weigh things like credit scores, years in business, and revenue. Worse yet, having your score checked repeatedly, regardless of whether you’re denied or decide not to take the offer you’re given, can hurt your chances of getting approved later, so it’s important to evaluate all your options before moving forward with any one choice. If the banks won’t play ball, there are three main alternatives to look into; credit unions, regional banks, and commercial Hard Money Loans in Arizona .

Credit unions can work if you’re just shy of qualifying with a big bank or you aren’t being offered good terms. You do have to qualify to join one before applying and the criteria will vary based on the institution. Many have higher approval rates and, because they’re non-profit organizations, you’ll likely see lower fees and interest rates. However, if you’ve got rotten credit, don’t live near a credit union, or don’t qualify to join one, you’ll likely need to explore other options.

Regional banks can be another alternative. According to Yardi Matrix Director of Research Paul Fiorilla, they’ve seen the greatest growth when it comes to commercial and multifamily mortgages, which suggests approval rates are slightly higher. “Generally, the smaller the bank, the larger the concentration of commercial mortgages,” he says. While this may be good news right now, he adds that “historically, small banks have played a major role in some of the markets biggest busts,” and expresses concerns that the density seen with smaller banks could spell out trouble in the near future; both for the banks and hopeful borrowers. Moreover, many tend to focus on niche businesses that they know and trust, so the banks in your area may not be big on your preferred property, and some are moving away from fixed-rate solutions to protect themselves from Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.

Private and Hard Money Provide Options and Relationships

Doors really start to open when you explore commercial Hard Money Loans in Arizona . It’s no longer a matter of having a perfect credit score or fitting into a specific niche, but rather having a good business plan and connecting with an experienced broker. Your broker will get to know you and your plans and will then find a private lender who likes to fund projects like yours. Because the approach differs, approvals increase and you’ll likely be offered better or more flexible terms.

There are fewer regulations with private lending, so there’s less red tape and you can get funded faster.

Part of the flexibility afforded by commercial Hard Money Loans in Arizona comes from the fact that they’re not subject to the same regulations conventional mortgages are. This also means the process is streamlined and you can be fully-funded in a matter of days, not a month or more like you’d probably experience with a credit union or regional bank. So, if speed, credit, and denials are getting in the way of funding your business mortgage, touch base with an experienced broker to find out what terms you’ll qualify for with a private lender.



Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC
Dennis Dahlberg

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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.

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