What’s the Difference Between Hard Money and Conventional Construction Loans?

Just like the real estate business, the lending business has changed a lot over the last several years, but one thing is always constant: investors need funding for their construction projects. So which route should you go: conventional bank loans or Colorado Hard Money Construction Loans? Let’s look at which one is best for you.

Here’s what you need to consider when you’re looking at a traditional or a Colorado Hard Money Loan for a construction project:

  1. How fast do you need your money? When you’re building, sticking to the budget and schedule are two of the most important elements to success. With a bank or credit union loan, you might wait over 30 days to get your funds, and that’s not including the application ordeal (which we all know can be a nightmare). The application process for Colorado Hard Money Loans takes 1-2 days and the funds can be in your account in a week or two.
  2. What do you qualify for? Banks don’t want to take on much risk, especially after the new restrictions that were put in place after the recession. Plus, they have complicated underwriting processes, so they put institution requirements in place for borrowers to qualify. They want you to have a certain credit score, they want you to have a healthy cash flow, and they want you to have a nearly spotless history. Colorado Hard Money Construction Loans come from private sources and are secured with collateral, so lenders aren’t as worried about your credit score and financial history.
  3. What loan structure do you want? With banks, loans are a one-size-fits-all affair. With hard money, lenders can tailor the loan to fit your needs, both in terms of collateral release and repayment terms.

Which Type of Loan is Right for You?

The answer depends on a range of factors. If you’ve been told no by the banks, a Colorado Hard Money Loan might just be the way to get your project the funds it needs to get off the ground. If you have the time to wait and don’t mind the less flexible loan terms, the bank may be a better option. Ultimately, the right loan will depend on your priorities. Weigh the pros and cons carefully.

Hard Money Construction Loans in Colorado

If you feel like a Colorado Hard Money Construction Loan is the right move for you (or if you want to find out more), give us a call today! We offer loan values up to 90 percent LTV, 24 months interest only and rates from 9.5 percent.

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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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