Arizona Hard Money Loans offer many benefits to borrowers and real estate investors. That is why seasoned professionals use these loans on a regular basis to purchase commercial properties, rental properties and fix and flips. But the novice investor needs to be educated to avoid misuse of these types of loans which can result in a financial disaster. Understanding the benefits will also help new users understand the best ways to uses hard money loans.
The speed of hard money is one of its greatest benefits. Not only is the application process much less complex than that of a traditional loan, but the approval and funding stages are also more expedient. This allows real estate investors to make an offer on a great property and know that they can close quickly and secure the property before another buyer comes along and starts a bidding war. This fast turnaround is certainly good but it comes at a higher interest rate than traditional loans. So smart borrowers know that hard money is best suited for fast projects. The application and approval are fast, the project is short-term and the higher interest rate is paid for only a short time so the loan is still rather affordable.
Part of the reason for the faster processing of hard money is that the qualifications are different than a traditional loan. Hard money is also called asset-based because the loan is secured with collateral rather than the borrower’s creditworthiness. This makes it much easier for the lender to evaluate the property and determine if he or she will fund the loan. This qualification system makes it much easier for a person with low credit to secure a loan as well.
Hard money is offered by private lenders which makes these loans great for anyone who is looking to finance a rather unusual project. Most banks are not willing to finance fix and flip projects due to the risk as well as the short term of the loan. Private lenders can also be more open to funding a loan on a property that is in very poor condition as they can evaluate the potential of the property when the renovations are completed. A traditional lender is not willing to take that chance on a loan.
Understanding that Arizona Hard Money Loans are designed for short-term projects and projects that are not going to fit into traditional lenders standards is critical to using the loans correctly. The higher cost is not really as big a deterrent as some borrowers might believe. Paying a little bit more is always better than not getting funded at all and missing out on an opportunity. Borrowers simply need to read the loan agreement completely and understand all of the terms and conditions of the agreement before signing it.
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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.