You have searched high and low for that perfect Arizona investment property and finally you’ve found it! You get to your bank only to find out the property’s condition is not up to par with your bank’s mortgage conditions and your credit is less than attractive—no loan for you. But, there is a solution—a hard money loan.
Just like all loans, a hard money loan is money borrowed by a lender. The borrower receives the money and, in turn, the lender receives monthly interest on the loan until final payment has been issued. Where traditional loans are based off the borrower’s credit, hard money loans are based off the asset being purchased. If the borrower defaults on the loan, the hard money lender will foreclose on the property.
There are a plethora of reasons to obtain a hard money loan; however, the quick approval and release of funds along with the relationships investors can make seem to be the most popular.
There are fewer hoops to jump through when you are working with a hard money lender. You will work with an individual lender versus a group of lenders at a bank. There is less paperwork and a shorter waiting period because the lender is more concerned with the Arizona investment property, not in your debt and credit scores. The property you are purchasing will be backing the loan. Working with a hard money lender you could easily have your funds available in as little as two days; unlike a traditional mortgage which could take months.
You can build a relationship with your investor. If you show that you are reliable; you pay your debt back on time or early, your investor will want to work with you again. Once your lender trusts you they may be willing to do things such as reduce the origination fee, get your funds to you faster or loan you greater amounts. Building trust with your lender will form a priceless business relationship.
You can get a hard money loan for virtually any type of property: from single family residential to commercial and industrial properties. Typically, borrowers use hard money lenders for fix and flips or to rehab a property. Some hard money lenders will not fund an owner-occupied residential property because of the extra regulations. However, there are plenty that will.
Hard money loans are most ideal for:
* Fix and flips
* Construction loans
* Rehab properties
* A borrower who doesn’t have enough cash or access to private financing
* A borrower with bad credit
* Quick financing for an investor who is competing with a cash only investor
Hard money loans aren’t for every investor in every situation, but of you are just starting out they are an excellent choice. These loans allow you to purchase real estate with little, or none, of your own money.
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
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About: 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.
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