All of a sudden, the market takes a 20 percent corrective move. One of the hedges is the real estate market. Afterall, owning an investment property offers a number of perks. Becoming a landlord is a very good way to realize a passive income stream. Keep in mind that there are a number of lenders they will require that you have skin in the game or cash to invest. Taking a loan out when you do not have a positive cash flow is one way to close the deal.
Arizona investment property loans can take several forms, including the criteria that the borrower needs to meet. If you do not do your research and choose the wrong type of loan, it can impact your ROI or Return on Investment. You will need to do your research on the various types of lenders in your market.
You’ve probably all heard or worked with conventional bankers. Expect to put close to thirty percent down of the purchase price when your loan is on an investment property. Lenders will look at debt-to-income calculations. Keep in mind that future rental income is not figured into this calculation. Be prepared to have six months of cash set-aside to meet the mortgage obligation as this may be a lender requirement.
One popular investment these days is the fix-and-flip model. Flipping a property is most attractive because it allows the investor to receive their profit in a lump sum after the sale of the investment property as opposed to waiting for a rent check each month.
Fix-and-flip loans are short term loans which allow the investor/landlord to make the needed renovations. Once the renovations have been completed, the investment property is put back on the market as soon as possible. Fix and flip Arizona investment property loans are secured by the property. You may want to also look at a real estate crowdfunding site as an option.
The advantage of using a hard money lender as opposed to a conventional lender is that it is easier to qualify. The hard money lender looks at the after-repair value (ARV) as to if you are able to repay the loan. The advantage of a hard money lender versus a conventional lender is the speed of getting the loan, days as opposed to weeks or months as is customary with a conventional lender.
Expect to pay higher interest rates when compared to conventional lenders. You will also need to pay points of the Arizona investment property loan amount upfront to close the loan. Some lenders allow you to take the cost of the points out of the proceeds of the loans.
If you are a home owner and have equity, then you can access the equity through various loan programs. There are some loan programs that access the equity like a credit card and allow interest-only payments. A cash-out refinance is another option and a long-term loan is the final option. Both rental properties and fix-and-flip ventures are risky. The opportunity for big returns, however, is attractive. If the obstacle you face is funding the necessary money, consider a hard money lender for your next investment property.
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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.