Are you eager to buy an investment property, but your credit is less than perfect? Have you been turned down by traditional lenders?
Arizona Private Money Lenders, sometimes called hard money lenders, are non-institutional lenders that issue short-term loans. Typically, these loans are for the purchase of an investment property; however, they may also be used for fix-and-flips, rehab projects and quick funding.
Arizona Private Money Lenders are less bothered with a borrower’s credit and more concerned with their hard assets: which is real estate, cash or land. A hard asset will show up on financial statements. This is opposite of a soft asset which can include: equipment, furniture, software and any other assets with a low intrinsic open market resale value. Usually, a lender wants to see a FICO score of at least 550; however, that is not always the case. The type of private money lender you choose will determine the credit score you need.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MONEY LENDERS, LOAN QUALIFICATIONS, LOAN TERMS AND APPROVAL TIME
There are three main types of Arizona Private Money Lenders:
1) Primary circle: These are your family and close friends.
2) Secondary circle: This consists of personal friends, colleagues and professional acquaintances.
3) Third-party circle: This includes accredited investors and hard money lenders.
Borrowing money from your primary and secondary circle may be easier to obtain, but in the long run can get uncomfortable and relationships can become strained. Hard money lenders belong to your third-party circle, which is the most distant in terms of relationships. They have proven to be the best private lenders due to their reliability, professionalism, across the board interest rates, fees and loan terms. You will know exactly what you are getting into before accepting the loan. The terms don’t change.
Private money loans have much shorter loan terms than traditional loans. They have terms anywhere from a month to 5 years. Hard money lender terms are typically between 1 and 3 years; with most loan terms closer to one year. Pre-qualification can occur in as little as 10 minutes and funding typically is dispersed within two weeks.
When meeting with a hard money lender you will need to bring the last three months of your bank statements, a credit score of 550, the property location and the purchase price. If you are seeking a hard money rehab loan, lenders will also require contract bids, a renovation scope of work and a portfolio of your experience that includes prior projects.
Is a private money lender right for you?
Are you looking to purchase, renovate and sell your property within a year or less? Do you need quick financing to compete with cash only buyers? Are you looking to purchase and renovate a property before you refinance with a conventional mortgage? Or, have you been turned down for a traditional loan? If any of these scenarios describe you, a private money lender be may your answer!
Level 4 Funding LLC
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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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