The Difference between Bank Commercial Loans and Private Hard Money Lenders

3page_img1Hurricane Harvey is gearing up to be the second most costliest natural catastrophe to hit the United States. Investors and developers are already reaching out to commercial lending institutions in search of funding.

In addition to the immense devastation and human tragedy caused by Hurricane Harvey, its economic impact is expected to rank as the second most expensive natural disaster to occur in America. According to an article in the New York Times, Moody’s Analytics have estimated the damage to be in the $40 to $50 million ballpark. This is second only to Hurricane Katrina which killed almost 2,000 people and caused $130 billion in damage. Note: A recent article in USA Today raised the estimated cost of Hurricane Harvey to $190 billion. Commercial properties that have been flooded are estimated to cover approximately 455,000 square feet. Just as in 2005, rebuilding will accelerate once insurance checks are cut and federal aid is disbursed. And investors are already lining up to raise funds from commercial lending institutions for distressed properties.

Before Harvey hit, the building and construction segments were, as in other parts of Texas, booming in Houston. According to an article in Dallas News, “At midyear, more than 27,000 single-family homes were being built in the Houston area. And more than 23,000 apartments were under construction and scheduled to open this year.” Due to the increase in demand, construction firms and those they employed were already maxed out when Harvey hit. Now, in the wake of the devastation, other investors and contractors will be arriving to fill in the gaps. Just a few of the investment companies looking for commercial lending include Delshah Capital, Madison Realty Capital and Steven Witkoff, a New York developer.

The San Diego Union reported that more than 3,000 national and state guard troops were being deployed to assist with relief and recovery efforts. Water, food and shelter are the top priorities at this time. As the waters recede, there will undoubtedly be an influx of contractors, insurance adjusters and FEMA employees. Currently, there are more than 200 shelters housing more than 32,000 people who have been displaced due to the catastrophic nature of Harvey. Because of these two factors, multifamily units are expected to be in high demand.

Timing

At Level 4 Funding, our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by this national disaster. With an office in Dallas and clients in Houston, we are very close to those affected. We hope that investors and developers will show good taste and wait for the waters to recede and displaced residents to find housing before making their move. At the right time, these individuals and businesses will be a great asset to the recovery of this place in America that has shown its true colors of faith, humanity and neighbor helping neighbor in the midst of incredible challenges.

“Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”—Daryn Kagan.

When the time is right, we are here to help those looking for immediate funds and commercial lending with which to rebuild this incredible area of our country.

mark-gowlovech-150x150Dennis Dahlberg

Broker/RI/CEO/MLO

Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender

Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444

Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177

Dennis@level4funding.com

Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378

22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027

111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701   

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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 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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Things to Consider About Hard Money Commercial Loans

Short term commercial loans can be very useful for certain types of purchases. Learning the benefits of a hard money loan can increase your success and profit margin.

A commercial hard money loan has some different terms than you might find with other types of loans but these terms can also be seen as a great advantage if you are using the loan properly. In most cases the lender will finance up to 90% of the value of the commercial property and the loan term is 1- 3 years. This is all pretty standard, but the biggest difference is the interest rate which can be as high as 13%. But the fact that this is a short term loan helps to balance out that higher rate.

The qualifications for a hard money loan are less stringent than other loans and favor a borrower who has some experience in the commercial borrowing arena. Having a few transactions completed successfully will be a big help in securing a hard money loan and you should also have a personal credit score of 600 or more. The biggest advantage of this type of loan is that it can be processed in as few as 10 days and pre-approval could be issued to you in just a few minutes so this is a great way to act fast on a new deal.

Taking Full Advantage of a Hard Money Loan.

There are two main categories of borrower that should consider a hard money loan. The first is the commercial property buyer who is looking at buying and renovating a building prior to moving into the building. This loan offers the flexibility to get the project completed and ready to occupy prior to securing a permanent mortgage on the owner occupied space. The other borrower that can greatly benefit from a hard money loan is the investor who is looking to purchase a building, renovate the property and then resell it. The buyer could already be lined up but is also someone who is not interested in the responsibility of the renovation or it could be a standard upgrade that will then go on the market as newly updated. But either way, the borrower has no intention of keeping the property long term. Using hard money commercial loans the buyer is able to get the loan quickly and act fast on an all cash purchase to get a good deal and maximize his or her potential for return on investment when selling the property.

Knowing the Benefits of a Hard Money Commercial Loan Can Increase Your Earning Potential

A short term loan is not the best solution for everyone. The higher interest rate might not work in all budgets but for in investor, the high interest rate is worth the fast approval and turnaround time. Commercial buildings in certain areas are always in high demand so you need to act fast when one comes on the market. Being able to have pre-approval on a hard money loan lets you act fast to get the best properties knowing that you have time to make renovations and then resell the property for a nice profit.

mark-gowlovech-150x150Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com

Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701   

     Linked In Active Rain     You TubeFace Book         

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.

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