There are many advantages to using hard money loans that make the higher cost of the loan less of an issue for investors as well as homeowners.
When most people think about taking out a loan, the first concern is what it will cost to borrow the money that they need. But even as counterintuitive as it may sound, in the business world there are factors that end up being more critical than money. Which is why many investors gladly choose to use hard money loan over more traditional types of loans from a bank or mortgage company.
One huge benefit to using hard money is that the loan approval is based on the value of the property that is being used as collateral, which is almost always the property being purchased. This eliminates the worries about personal credit scores, debt to income ratios and the issues of other outstanding loans. The only factor that is considered in most hard money lending transactions is the current market value of the property. And as long as the loan amount is under 70% of the current value then the loan is almost assured of being approved. Investors have the ability to secure funding for multiple properties without the lenders being concerned about the debt load. This keeps the investors happy because more deals mean a greater profit.
Flexibility is another great feature of hard money loans that appeal to investors. A bank is always very riged about the terms of a loan and their policies regarding length of term and fee structure. But a lender who works with hard money is not required to operate under the same stringent guidelines that govern banks and other lending institutions. Hard money lender have the ability to work with a borrower to create terms which are mutually beneficial.
One factor that is often even more important than money in the business world is time. When an investor finds a great deal on a property, there are sure to be other investors making offers and trying to steal the deal. So for an investor to make an offer that is being funded via hard money, sells see that as a major advantage. The seller knows that the funding will occur quickly and that they will not be a lot of red tape or the potential for the deal to fall through. Sellers also know that a potential buyer who is willing to use hard money to make a purchase is serious about the property and will complete the transaction as quickly as possible.
Most real estate investors are well aware of the benefits of using hard money from the fast funding to the added flexibility in terms. And due to all of these benefits, investors are very willing to pay a higher interest rate and even a few added fees to use this nontraditional lending resource. Faster funding means more investments can be made in a short period of time and will create a greater return on investment.
Level 4 Funding LLC
Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701
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.