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The Benefits of Fix and Flip Loans

David ReeseFlipping houses quickly can be a very lucrative business. But the key to being successful is having fast access to fix and flip loans.

Most people are familiar with the traditional mortgage loans offered by banks and mortgage companies. But everyone also knows that securing a mortgage from a bank can take a great deal of time and effort. When time is critical, such as it is when flipping a house for a profit, Arizona Fix and Flip Loans offer all of the benefits that you need including a fast approval and funding time. A standard bank loan can take far over a month just for approval but the private lender will be able to process your documents and have an answer for you in just a few days.

Another benefit to Arizona Fix and Flip Loans is that these loans can be used on any type of property purchase. A traditional lender is not going to be willing to look at bank owned, foreclosure, short sale or a run-down property and make a fair decision. But a private lender is only really interested in the current value of the property. Banks do not like to lend on riskier investments but a private lender is willing to assume a greater risk as long as the borrower is willing to pay a higher interest rate.

Another drawback to a traditional lender is that fact that they are counting on a full interest payment. This means that if you pay the loan off early, the lender is making less money in the form of interest. So to avoid that, the lender will charge an early repayment penalty. Basically, no matter when you pay off the loan, it still costs you the same amount. But a private lender is not going to charge you any early repayment fees in most cases. But it is critical that you read the entire loan document prior to signing it as the lender is free to impose any terms that he or she sees fit. It is your job to catch any issues with the terms before you sign the loan documents.

Costs of Repairs

When you are flipping a property, you understand that a large part of the cost involved is going to be for the materials and labor for repairs. A traditional lender is not interested in this issue and will not always work with you on a loan for repairs. But lenders who specialize in Arizona Fix and Flip Loans normally will set up a loan reserve which helps to cover some of the repair costs for the property in additional interest.

Pick The Right Lender

As you begin to learn more about the process of fixing and flipping houses, you will also learn more about the financial side of the business. But when you first start out, it is important that you select a lender who is familiar with the process and knowledgeable about the real estate market. This will ensure that you have a good resource and a solid partner to guide you through your first loan experiences.

Dennis DahlbeDennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLCrg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
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 

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 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.© 2016 Level 4 Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arizona Hard Money Lenders: Advice for House Flippers

photo-1452626212852-811d58933caeIf you are in the house flipping business, it is in your best interest to steer clear of conventional financing. The poor condition of any property you aim to purchase will likely mean you won’t qualify for a traditional loan. Arizona Hard money lenders are perhaps the best financing option for those who are in the flipping business. Learn some things you should look for in your lender and what you can do to maximize the benefits of hard money.

Hard money providers use the value (or potential value) of the property being purchased to underwrite their loans. Therefore, hard money is ideal when it comes to financing flips because this type of lender can look past the current poor condition of your property.

In addition, when it comes to house flipping, hard money offers considerable advantages over other types of financing. In the case of foreclosures (i.e., the properties house flippers most often purchase) banks want buyers who can make full offers right away. Most hard money deals can close in a matter of days. This speed in loan closing makes hard money an ideal way to secure the best investment properties as quickly as possible.

But how do you know which Arizona Hard money lenders are the real deal?

Basically, you want a lender who can understand the potential of your project. Ideally, your lender should have expertise when it comes to renovation projects. If you are in the flipping business, you want a lender who can offer insight into your specific project, who will understand how to value your property after the repairs are carried out and can give you insight into the amount of financing you might need.

You also want to ensure your hard money deal closes as quickly as possible, so you can secure the best investment properties before your competition. So, the ideal lender should be a direct lender, that is someone who has the already funds on hand to fully finance your project.

But when it comes to speed, what are steps you can take to ensure your deal closes as quickly as possible?

What can you do as a borrower to take advantage of the speed offered by Arizona Hard money lenders and increase your eligibility?

In the first place have the numbers and the specific details of your renovation project worked out well in advance before you approach any lender. Know the particular aspects of the property you aim to purchase, the estimated cost of repairs you need to make and have a specific timetable worked out in advance.

Having a sense of the property’s potential gives you a sense of how much it might be worth after repairs, which will give your lender confidence. 

Knowing the cost of the repairs you need to make; will also give a sense of how much financing you actually need. Hard money is expensive so have timetable in mind to get perspective on how long you will to carry the loan, as your aim should be to pay the loan off as quickly as possible.

Basically, the better your understanding of your specific project the more confidence your lender will have in you, and the faster your hard money deal can close.

In short, to get a hold of the best houses to flip, hard money is your best option. In the case of hard money, the ideal lender will have insight into your specific project. It is in your best interest to take advantage of the speed offered by this type of financing, so have all the details worked out in advance before approaching any lender.

Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLCDennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
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.