Private Money Lenders And Loans For Real Estate Investors

This BLOG On Private Money Lenders Was UPDATED On June 21, 2017

Who are private money lenders?

  • Private money lenders are investors who pool their funds together and lend to real estate investors looking for short term financing.
  • Private money lenders are not regulated like residential mortgage lenders are so federal and state mortgage lending guidelines and RESPA laws do not apply to them.
  • Every private money lender can have their own lending requirements, however, most private money lenders are concerned with investors putting skin in the game which is a larger down payment on their property purchase.
  • This is not the end of the world. 90% of people that walk into their bank, local credit union, or even their mortgage broker’s office and try to get a loan on their investment single family, 1-4 unit, or commercial property get turned down.
  • Private money lenders have much easier lending requirements than banks or traditional mortgage lenders do.

Private Money Lenders To The Rescue

Don’t let the above discouraging statement get you down.

  • Private Money Lenders or Hard Money Lenders can offer you a solution to your mortgage cash needs!
  • Often, they can get you a check in less than 10 day.
  • Take just 3 minutes of your valuable time and read this entire article.

 Credit Criteria For Private Money Lenders

Banks want 2 years, sometime 3 years of tax returns.

  • They want you to have perfect credit and heavy cash reserves.
  • Most of the time they want those reserves deposited with them — the bank you are applying for the mortgage with.
  • They may even tell you yes upfront.
  • Then have you spend $450-$750 on a residential, or $2-$4,000 on a commercial appraisal; then we they get all the facts send your loan to the “evil loan committee.”
  • This typically means the bank loan officer wasn’t that confident about your loan application in the first place.
  • You are more than likely on your way to getting turned down.

 Private Money Lenders Think Outside The Box

Borrowing from a bank to get cash to buy another property, repair or rehab your current investment property has never been more difficult.

  • Banks don’t look at your end game, but if you have $2,000 in your pocket, they want you to deposit it. If you put your $2,000 in a cd for 5 years, they will lend you a $1,000.
  • How nice of them.
  • Remember when we as a country raised taxes again to give the banks trillions of dollars again to bail them out and make lending so much easier.
  • Did they make cash more available? NO…..

Private Money Lenders Are The Angels For Home Flippers

Private and Hard Money Lenders ironically have become the champion of the Real Estate Investor, and property “flipper” and “rehabber.”

  • This hasn’t happened because it was the Private Money and Hard Money Lender’s grand plan.
  • It’s happened on accident and out of necessity.

3 Golden Rules Of Private Money Lenders

The 3 “Golden Rules” of the Private Money Lender, and Hard Money Lender are:

  1. If you have a lot of equity on you single family home, 1-4 unit, or commercial property, they will lend you money, and
  2. If you have a good exit strategy or purpose for borrowing the money, you are more likely to get the loan. For example: you need the money to buy another property that you are going to fix up and “flip,” or you need to fix the property you are borrowing money on so you can sell it.
  3. You are going to pay a higher rate than you would at a bank typically from 12-15% as opposed to 4.5-5.5%.  So, reflect back to “Golden Rule” number 2 because you will have to demonstrate to the Private or Hard Money Lender why borrowing the money at higher rate will improve your overall financial position.

Private Money Lenders Want You To Make Money So They Make Money

The Private and Hard Money Lenders want real estate investors to make money so you can keep coming back and borrowing more money.

  • They don’t want to be foreclosing and having their attorneys make money.
  • Once borrow develop a strong business relationship with private money lenders, lenders may begin to ease up on fees, and down payment requirements.

Investment Loans With Bad Credit With Private Money Lenders

Often, Private or Hard Money lender will lend you money regardless of credit and without 2 years tax returns.

  • I want to repeat that: You don’t always need to show Tax Returns with a Private Money Lenders or Hard Money Lenders.
  • However, you typically need a property with a lot of equity.
  • Most Private or Hard Money lenders will only lend you 65% of what your property is worth.

Contact Us If You Need Partnership With A Private Money Lender

If you have any questions or comments, or would like a referral to reputable Private Money Lenders or Hard Money Lenders, please contact Darren Herringshaw, President of Capital Network Group Inc. at 800-900-8569 or 262-716-8151 or email us at gcho@gustancho.com .  Private money loans are available in all 50 states.

The information contained on Gustan Cho Associates website is for informational purposes only and is not an advertisement for products offered by The Gustan Cho Team @ Gustan Cho Associates or its affiliates. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and/or guest writers of Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center website and do not reflect the policy of Gustan Cho Associates Lenders Network, its officers, subsidiaries, parent, or affiliates.

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