Nothing in this world is perfect and likewise, there is no single type of loan that is perfect for every scenario. But there are several situations which are tailor made for hard money loans. Understanding the correct time to select a non-traditional loan is the first step to using this financial tool to generate financial security for yourself and your family.
In general, hard money loans have a higher interest rate and therefore the money is costing the borrower more than a traditional loan. But for every negative there is also a positive. And in the case of these private loans, the positive comes in several forms. The first of which is that the loan approval is based on the value of the collateral unlike a traditional loan which requires good credit scores and a strong credit history to secure a loan. Not only does this fact reduce the amount of documentation that a borrower needs to provide but it also streamlines the lenders approval time. All the lender needs to do is establish the current market value of the collateral to determine if the loan will be funded or rejected. This time savings can be critical when you are trying to purchase a property before another buyer makes a better offer.
Private lending options offer borrowers a faster turnaround time, less paperwork and do not rely on personal credit or financial stability. All of these facets of private lending make this a very viable solution when considering deals such as fix and flips, land loans or construction loans. In all three of these cases it can be very difficult to secure traditional finding. And without funding, it is impossible to make these deals and reap the rewards once the project is completed. But using a private lender will allow you to complete the funding and the deal to realize the profit in the end.
As you might have noticed, all of these potential money makers are short term investments which are time sensitive. It can be very difficult to secure a loan fast enough to purchase a great fixer upper to flip or to purchase unimproved land for a new construction project. Banks are not willing to lend money for these more risky ventures nor are they willing to expedite your request. But a private lender is willing to work with you to provide more flexible terms and a faster approval and funding to allow you to meet the shorter time line. Then, with the property secured, you can invest some time in finding less costly financing and refinance or you can make the necessary improvements and flip the property quickly for a large profit.
Hard money loans are not the solution for every deal or opportunity. But they do offer certain features which can make them the perfect financial tool to use to make money and increase your financial security. When used properly by a borrower who understands the process, the risks and the rewards, this type of loan offers a great return on investment.
Level 4 Funding LLC Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
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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.