The Differences Between Arizona Hard Money Loans And Bank Financing

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To be successful in real estate, there are two components you have to have: management and financing.

When speaking of financing an investor has to work towards as little money down as possible. Less money down means more profit. To understand how important this is let’s take a look at an example: You, the investor, find a property that is selling for $110,000. You have $40,000 in repairs. The after repair value (ARV), because of the large amount of repairs, will be $200,000. What this means is that this home will have $50,000 in equity minus the closing costs. After finding this property the next thing an investor must do is find financing for this deal.

Usually, the first place people think to go, when they hear financing, is the bank. Because that’s what everyone does; you need a loan, you go to the bank. However, that is a rookie mistake. A bank is going to require a minimum of a 20% down payment; that is based on the appraised value of the home or the purchase price. In this scenario we will use the purchase price of $110,000. The minimum down payment would be $22,000. The bank will not roll the closing costs into the loan—you will be responsible to pay that upfront. Let’s assume the closing costs are $5,000; that includes title, underwriting and all fees associated with your deal. The bank also will not lend you money for repairs. So, you will have to come up with that out of pocket expense, as well. So far, you are looking at $45,000 for the closing costs and repairs—and let’s not forget the down payment of $22,000. That is $67,000 you will have to come up with to flip this house. Banks also require inspections—meaning that if the property doesn’t pass all inspections, those will have to be repaired and handled before the bank will finance. Sometimes the seller will fix this, but often—especially in the cases of foreclosures, that doesn’t happen. Also, a bank can easily take 60 to 90 days to close. It is a minimum of 30 days to close. Sellers, of houses that need rehabbed, do not want to wait for 30 to 90 days. They’ll sell it to someone who has the cash.

Arizona Hard Money Loans

Arizona Hard Money Loans are short-term loans that come from a specific source meant for real estate investors. There are no inspections required. Arizona Hard Money Lenders will loan on a property in any condition—they know you are buying it to rehab and sell. Another nice thing about Arizona Hard Money Lenders—they will include the repairs in your loan. Arizona Hard Money Loans are quick-close loans. Investors typically have their money in less that 2 weeks. Sellers love working with investors using hard money for this reason alone. Hard money financing works differently. Arizona Hard Money Lenders lend on ARV (typically 70% of ARV). In this situation the ARV is $200,000. The loan amount for the property alone would be $140,000. The purchase property is $110,000. That leaves you with $30,000 extra for repairs.

Bank financing works for a primary residence—one you will live in for 30 to 40 years.

However, bank financing makes no sense for a property that will be rehabbed and sold. An investor actually loses money using a bank loan. Numbers don’t lie. Contact us for information on real estate investment loans at

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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 and 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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