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Private Loans: What About That Deposit?

Private loans work like most any other type of financing secured by real estate. A real estate investor identifies a property that is priced well under market due to its current condition. The investor applies for a private loan and the lender reviews the project and the borrower simultaneously. […]

Hard Money Myths

While we certainly take time to carefully explain the hard money mortgage process there always seems to be a bit of confusion for some who aren’t familiar with how hard money works. To that end, here are a few common myths that need to be addressed to more fully explain the hard money message.

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Don’t Fly Solo

Experienced real estate and private note investors will tell you they didn’t get where they are by trying to do everything on their own. Yet many of those same people will also tell you they didn’t do exactly that when first starting out. In fact, they may have stumbled along the way and learned […]

5 Real Estate Questions for Newbies

For those who are considering investing in real estate for the very first time, we understand there might very well be no shortage of anticipation. Yet if you’ve gotten this far no doubt you’re getting pretty serious about the concept of owning real estate and investing in private notes. And over the years, we’ve […]

Hold or Flip? Hard Money Solutions in a Conventional World

Over the past decade or so, the concept of flipping houses has taken hold. Perhaps due to the number of cable TV shows where a couple finds a certain “diamond in the rough,” fixes it up then sells it for a tidy profit- all in the course of a 30 minute episode. It all […]

5 Reasons to Start Flipping Homes

A lot of real estate investors lost money when the housing market crashed years ago. However, now that the market is recovering, the time is right to start flipping again, and there are several good reasons to consider this investment option.
1. Market Recovery
Both the economy and the housing market are in full recovery mode, […]

5 Tips for Getting a Hard Money Loan

If you are thinking about funding a fix and flip, new construction or rental property; there are a few things to consider before applying for a Hard Money Loan.
1. Be Liquid
As a Hard Money Lender we want to see that our borrowers have money in the bank. It’s important to save before you get […]

Financing Your First Investment Property: 5 Things You Should Know

Many people dream of owning a home; putting money into an investment that they can one day pass on to children or use to finance retirement. Once you have your primary residence, however, you may find yourself interested in the prospect of earning a passive income through rental property, making some quick cash flipping […]

The Benefits of Working With a Private Money Lender

When most people seek lending for a real estate purchase, they start with a traditional lending institution like a bank to get approved for a mortgage loan. However, a bank loan might not be the best option for every borrower even if the rate is much lower.

For starters, banks have all kinds of red tape criteria […]

Hard Money Lending 101 for Real Estate Professionals

The wonderful thing about investing in real estate is that it always has value (barring extreme circumstances like natural disasters). Market prices may fluctuate, but investors willing to ride out any downturn will almost always come out ahead, and the fact that there’s a tangible asset at the core of the investment certainly doesn’t […]