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iStock_000003964390XSmallWhen you are looking for hard money, it is not as easy as going to your local bank. It is important that you understand who Arizona hard money lenders are and where to find them.

When you need a traditional loan, all you need to do is go to your local bank and see a loan officer. Or if you work with a national bank, you can often go online and begin the application process there. But finding hard money lenders is not as easy as going to the bank. You will likely want to begin your search on the Internet and then schedule interviews to meet potential lenders.

Hard money lenders in Arizona are private lenders who might not even operate a full office. In other cases, the private lender could be a part of a group of lenders who work out of an office. But the best place to begin your search is the Internet. This will let you find lenders in your area. Having the ability to meet face to face with the lender is a good idea if you are new to the hard money lending process. It allows you to ask questions and will add to your comfort level as you learn the business. Meeting the lender or lenders in person is also a good way to dispel some of the myth about hard money being a less than ethical lending resource and that the lenders are shady.

Another important bit of information to keep in mind is that private lenders have the ability to structure their loans as they see fit, unlike the tight structure that most banks must follow. This can work in your favor if you want to request certain special terms but it can make the process more confusing if you do not take detailed notes regarding each lenders terms.

What to Expect from a Hard Money Lenders

Even with the ability to create tailored terms, most lenders will only extend Arizona Hard Money Loans out to a year and the interest rates can range from around 7% to as much as 15% or more. The level of risk involved in the loan will often dictate the interest rate offered. Some lenders also work with unique repayment schedules where the payment rate changes each month. This can be helpful as the early payments are normally small but the later payments can be much larger.

Know You Project

Before you begin to speak with lenders, it is important that you prepare yourself.  Arizona Hard money lenders are not adverse to taking a risk when making a loan, but they do expect to see the money returned as well as the fees and interest. So knowing the details of your property and your project will allow you to answer the lender’s questions and also appear knowledgeable and prepared to complete the project on time and on budget. This confidence might end up being the deciding factor for you getting the loan or it might be what gets you a slightly better interest rate. But being professional is always going to offer the best potential.

Dennis DahlbeDennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLCrg
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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.© 2016 Level 4 Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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