The Benefits of Texas Hard Money Loans

Honest Answers to Your Top 5 Texas Hard Money Questions
September 15, 2015
Texas Hard Money Lenders Give You the Options You Need
September 15, 2015

 

iStock_000004004971_Large.jpgThe Upsides of Texas Hard Money Loans

Many people view Texas hard money loans as a “last resort,” and tend to avoid them because of the negative connotation associated with them. The have developed this reputation because most borrowers who utilize these services have bad or limited credit and cannot be approved by a bank or other money lender. That usually means that they also tend to have higher interest rates than traditional loans, thus making borrowers wary.
However, there are more upsides to Texas hard money loans than there are downsides. For example, Arizona hard money lenders will go where traditional money lenders won’t. They will trust a borrower who has poor credit (or no credit at all), without asking for employment history or minimum income requirements. In fact, Texas hard money loans are equity-based, so they are more dependent on the property value than they are on any of your information. Texas hard money loans are an excellent option for short sales, purchasing foreclosed homes, and also fix-and-flip projects. They are a creative way for both the borrower and the lender to benefit.
Often times, lenders will lend up to 80% of the home value. In most cases though, this number is usually at least at 65%. The loans tend to be shorter than traditional bank loans, normally ranging anywhere from 6-36 months.

Getting Approved for Texas Hard Money Loans

yes we can.jpgEligibility for Texas hard money loans couldn’t be easier to obtain. Since the loan is not based on the borrower’s credit or other personal financial data, those items are never taken into account. Hard money loans are based solely on the appraised value of the property, or the LTV (Loan to Value) ratio.
Still, it is important to maintain a professional persona when seeking approval for a Texas hard money loan. When consulting with a lender, be professional in dress and manner, have as much information on the property as possible, and a plan of action that you plan to use in repaying the loan. Be sure to make a document containing all expenses and plans for the hard money loan. It couldn’t hurt to include photographs of the home as well.

Sometimes, Texas hard money loans are referred to as “bridge loans,” meaning that they are necessary for short-term financing needs. Because the risk taken on the lender’s part is significantly higher than traditional banks (because they are not looking at the borrower’s ability to pay), interest rates tend to be a bit higher.

Dennis Dahlberg

Broker/RI/CEO/MLO

Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444 

Texas Tel:     (512) 516-1177 

www.Level4Funding.com


NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378

23335 N 18th Drive Suite 120

Phoenix AZ 85027


 
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