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Investors; Why Real Estate Lines Of Credit ?


iStock_000001084155XSmall“Scoring” a Real Estate Lines Of Credit can be a great way to use your current equity in your properties to build your investor portfolio. Find out how easy it can be to draw capital on what you already own.

Are you an pansy Real Estate Investor? Do you find that there are more deals slipping through your fingers than you can fund at any given time? Do you feel like you are on the verge of becoming one of the “bigger fish” but are just falling short due to lack of available cash? Obtaining a single or multiple Real Estate Lines Of Credit is one of the best ways to use your current equity to help fund new and exciting real estate ventures.

But how does one secure Real Estate Lines Of Credit? Well it is easier than you may think. Sometimes called “Acquisition Credit Lines”, Real Estate Lines Of Credit can be obtained at most financial institutions. Though all financial Institutions are different and have different rules and processes, a line of credit to and investor with current real estate equity can happen as quickly as 30 days. Once you are approved, your accounts are funded very quickly in most cases.

How does it work? Well once you have secured your Real Estate Lines Of Credit, it could be used much like a credit card. No need to wait around for funding and underwriters to close that deal. You can get your deals done fast, beating others to the punch, who have, in the past, perhaps got there before you. The playing field is evened because you now have the cash on hand.

Other benefits of having real estate credit lines include small or no upfront fees, no appraisals, no secondary collateral, and absolutely no restrictions on use! Absolutely none! One of the greatest assets of securing Real Estate Lines of Credit is that it gives the investor the ability to do any type of real estate deal! Commercial, house rentals, Multi units, flips; with this kind of credit line, the investor is now on a level playing field as the “Tycoon” and is not limited to one kind of real estate deal.

Having ready “cash On Hand” available for an investment in real estate is a huge asset in an overall investment strategy. It may be just one part of your overall strategy but in most cases, it will be one of the most important ones.

As mentioned earlier, financial institutions differ greatly, so you should consult with multiple lenders to see what they offer. It is also a pretty good idea to consult your attorney and independent financial advisor to assess your personal situation before you dive head first into Real Estate Credit Lines.

So don’t be left behind or limit yourself as an investor. Real Estate Lines Of Credit are both easy and quickly secured. But more importantly, they give the investor the flexibility to make many kinds of deals and the agility to do it quickly.

Dennis-Dahlberg-Mortgage-Broker32222Dennis 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 

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.

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Rental Property Loans: Things to consider when it comes to Conforming Mortgages.


4page_img1When it comes to rental property loans, conforming mortgages are the lowest cost financing option available. Learn about the basic providers of this type of financing, what they will expect from you as a borrower and whether or not this is the right financing option for you.

A “conforming mortgage” is essentially the same thing as a standard home loan. The main difference is that you the borrower use the loan to purchase an Arizona Investment Property instead of a primary residence. Because you are using the loan proceeds to buy an Arizona Investment Property, lenders charge more for this type of loan and expect more from you as a borrower. Simply put, you are going to pay your primary mortgage first and foremost before paying the mortgage on your Arizona Investment Property.

This added risk makes this type of loan a bit more expensive than a standard home loan.

When it comes to conforming mortgage providers, lenders fall into three broad categories, online, businesses investment lenders and traditional banks.

Online providers offer convenience when compared with the other two types of lenders because you don’t have to go to a physical location to apply.  With online lenders, you can complete the entire lending process from the comfort of your home. Business investment lenders are ideal for borrowers who are a, businesses and b, looking for greater flexibility. The other two types of mortgage providers don’t usually lend for commercial or multifamily purchases. A traditional brick and mortar bank is best if you are looking for a provider with insight into your local market. In addition, one-on-one meetings with your lender in this situation, give you the opportunity to build a relationship, which you could leverage to secure a better deal.

In the case of Rental Property Loans, and specifically conforming mortgages, your eligibility will come down to a specific set criteria.

No matter which type of mortgage provider you choose there are basic standards borrowers should know before approaching any investment lender.

Basically, you can’t have a credit score lower than 620. Don’t have your debts take up more than 25 percent of your regular income, this is known as Debt to Income Ratio. If your debt to income ratio, it exceeds the 25 percent standard, expect your application to run into difficulties. If your score is lower than 620, or if you have a lot of outstanding debt you are better off considering alternative forms of financing.

When it comes to rental property loans, a standard conforming mortgage may not always the right help for you.

There are many situations where a “conforming mortgage,” might not meet your needs.

Conforming mortgages,  conform to the standards set by Fannie  Mae and Freddie Mac. Therefore there are specific situations where no matter how great your credit is, you will not qualify for a conforming mortgage.

The property you aim to purchase may be in deplorable condition. No conforming mortgage lender will be able to approve a loan on a property that falls short of FHA guidelines.If the property you want to invest in is in shambles you should look into a  rehab loan first.

Another situation is where you have 4 or more outstanding mortgages, the more mortgages you have the great scrutiny a lender will have give to your credit profile until you essentially need perfect credit to qualify. If this is your case, look into a blanket mortgage.

However, conforming mortgages are perhaps the most comfortable option for those just getting into the rental business. Before looking into a conforming mortgage, consider which type of lender can meet your needs, know the basic standards of qualification and whether or not a conforming mortgage is really best type of financing for your specific situation.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2][2][2][2]Dennis 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 

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.

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The Differences between Unsecured vs.Secured Real Estate Lines of Credit


userThe main difference between unsecured and secured real estate lines of credit, comes down to how these loans are secured. Both loan types offer you a similar degree of flexibility and savings when compared to traditional financing. Evaluating the cost of both loan types can help you figure out which type of loan is right for your specific situation.

Your personal property provides security in the case secured lines of credit. Personal property can range from your primary residence to anything your business owns or some other form of collateral. With an unsecured line of credit, the loan isn’t secured by anything except for your lender’s estimation of your financial strength.

Now, why not just apply for a regular term mortgage to finance your next real-estate purchase?

With a term loan of any sort, a lump sum is given to you up front. No matter how much money you spend, you still need to make interest payments on the full loan amount. In addition, with term loans, you generally need to take a new loan out to finance each separate acquisition. A line of credit gives you far more flexibility. With a line of credit you only owe and pay interest on the amount you spend, and you don’t need to apply for a new loan with every new purchase of real-estate.

Both unsecured and secured real estate lines of credit offer flexibility and savings over standard term loans, but there are some differences in terms of costs.

A secured line of credit is taken out and is secured by some form of collateral, which offers your lender a degree of safety should you default. By mitigating risk, lenders can provide lower interest payments on secured lines and larger credit limits. Nevertheless, with a secured loan of any sort, credit line or term loan, your personal or businesses assets at risk.

With unsecured credit lines you the borrower don’t risk your personal property if you default.  However, lenders need to protect themselves in some way, and so unsecured lines offer lower credit limits and entail higher interest rates, Unsecured lines also come with far more stringent qualifications versus their secured counterparts.

With secured and unsecured real estate lines its important to evaluate the costs of each loan type. This can help you determine which type of loan is right for your specific situation.

A secured line of credit is an excellent idea if you are confident you can pay back whatever you spend, as you don’t want to lose your personal property in the course of expanding your business. Because secured lines offer lower interest payments and larger limits, it is probably best to employ a secured line of credit for making full offers on properties.

Unsecured lines may be more expensive, but they are an excellent way to reconcile differences between offers you want to make and the amount of cash you actually have on hand.  You should employ unsecured lines only when necessary due to the higher interest payments involved.

In both cases having access to a credit line allows you to quickly close deals on investment properties. With a credit line, you don’t need to wait on a lender to make a full offer, which can give you an edge over competing buyers who might need to wait on financing. In addition, credit lines can offer significant long-term savings over term loans because only pay back and pay interest on the amount that you spend.

As with any type of financing, consider the costs, the risks and the benefits of each type of credit line to figure out which one is right for your specific situation.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2][2]Dennis 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 

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.

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Secured Real-Estate Lines of Credit: Benefits and Drawbacks


iStock_000002302749_Large (1)Looking to expand your businesses real-estate investment portfolio? Secured real estate lines of credit offer many benefits.A secured line of credit turns you into a cash buyer, and a secured real estate line of credit, you can make a full offer right away without having to wait for financing to come through. A secured line of credit can give you an edge over the competition when it comes to purchasing the best investment properties, while offering you savings over a standard term loan.

To qualify for this type of credit line, you’ll want to be a seasoned real-estate investor, whose properties are titled to an LLC or other legal business entity. Qualifying for this type of loan depends on how much income your business earns on a consistent basis and the total value of the properties currently titled to your business.



Eligibility in the case of secured real-estate lines of credit, comes down to the value of business assets and the financial strength of your business.

To get more specific about the qualifications for a secured line of credit, the sum of the loan you receive generally cannot exceed 65 percent of the value of your business’s currently held assets. In addition, your company should have a healthy balance of debt and income.

Because this is a business loan, its the financial strength of your company which counts for your lender, making your personal credit score a non-factor, which can make qualifying easier.

Secured real-estate lines of credit generally imply higher interest payments, and as with any secured loan, there is some risk to your personal property. However, if you can qualify, you could save a lot of money.

Business loans of any sort carry higher interest rates, but when compared to an unsecured line of credit, a secured line of credit generally offers lower rates, typically of 4-8 percent.However because a this line of credit is secured, your lender can confiscate whatever property you pledge should you default.

Nevertheless, applying for a secured credit line carries lower fees and little to no up-front costs. Application fees are virtually unheard of and there little in the way of underwriting costs.

But beyond the savings this type of loan offers you concerning fees, its primary benefit to you is what you could save in terms of interest. With a line of credit you only pay down and pay interest on what you spend, when compared to a conventional term loan this can result in massive savings.

In addition, secured lines of credit offer flexibility, once the loan closes you can spend the money in any way you see fit, with no restrictions on the type of property you can purchase. Compare this to a conventional loan where your lender will have to scrutinize the property you are purchasing.

Once you qualify for a secured line, your lender then gives you a lump sum which you draw from to finance individual purchases or spend as you see fit. So if your business can qualify a secured line of credit can help you rapidly expand, diversify your real-estate investment portfolio and could result in significant savings in terms of interest payments.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2]Dennis 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 

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.

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Benefits of Unsecured Real-Estate Lines of Credit


619408978Unsecured real-estate lines of credit can offer many benefits to those who can qualify. With an unsecured line you don’t risk your personal assets, and you save money over a standard loan. Above all with this type of loan you can close deals without having to wait on a lender, which can give you an edge over your competition.

Some refer to this type of loan as an acquisition line of credit. It allows you to acquire new investment properties without requiring you to pledge your personal or businesses property as collateral. Lenders secure this type of loan based on their perception of your strength as a borrower.

So qualifying for this type of loan will depend on your financial profile, be it your credit score, or the income you earn from your current investment properties. So if you can qualify for an unsecured line, it could be an excellent financing solution.

The main benefit of unsecured real-estate lines of credit is you can leverage your financial situation and strength as a borrower without putting your personal property at risk.

The main advantage of an unsecured line vs. a secured or equity line of credit is that your personal property is not used to secure the debt. Simply put, in the case of an unsecured line of credit, your lender cant repossesses your house should you default. Note that because this type of loan is unsecured, you need to be an exceptionally strong borrower to qualify.

However there are  fewer hassles with unsecured lines of credit, and the overall process can be a lot smoother.  Unsecured lines often come with little in the way of up-front fees, a sparse amount of documentation is needed, and no appraisal is necessary. 

With credit lines, you only spend what you need to and you pay back only what you spend. This aspect of credit lines is a significant advantage over a term loans, where you make interest payments on the full loan amount you borrow and pay back the entire loan amount.

After you qualify for an unsecured line of credit and your loan closes, you receive a lump sum which can then draw from whenever you need. You can make multiple offers on multiple properties using the same line of credit or use the funds to cover any other expenses.

Unsecured real-estate lines of credit offer you flexibility, you don’t have to go to a lender every time you want to acquire a new property

Above all, you can spend the proceeds of your credit line at your leisure, and on any property you wish to purchase. With this type of loan, you don’t need to apply for a new loan every time you want to make an offer on a property.  You don’t need to wait around for your lender to scrutinize the details of your purchase, and you can make a full offer right way.

So if you can qualify an unsecured line of credit could be a great financing solution, which can help you rapidly acquire new properties while at the same time protecting your businesses assets.


 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2]Dennis 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 

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.

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Arizona Hard Money Lenders: A Helping Hand for those in Financial Turmoil


Happy senior business man making his notes at workIf you are a real-estate investor and have recently experienced bankruptcy or some other financial difficulty, you likely won’t be able to qualify for conventional financing. In spite of your current credit challenges, Arizona Hard money lenders can help you acquire new properties and continue investing in real-estate. Just don’t consider hard money the best way to clear up personal debts or think of it as a long term solution.

If you’re a real-estate investor and your last deal didn’t quite pan out the way you planned, you might find your credit in ruins and yourself unable to secure new financing. Even so, you still have options which can enable you to continue investing in real-estate, I.e., Hard money.

If your not aware a hard money deal is secured by the “hard asset,” being purchased, which means that your current or past financial difficulties aren’t at the forefront of a hard money providers mind. If there is enough potential in your real-estate investment, this type of lender may be willing to overlook your financial difficulties, including bankruptcy.

Arizona Hard money lenders might be able to overlook your financial difficulties, even if you’ve undergone a recent bankruptcy you might still be eligible.

Hard money providers consider the value of your investment, instead of your financial situation. However, this type of lenders willingness to overlook your financial difficulties will vary and will depend on their appetite for risk.

Nevertheless, credit is basically a non-factor in the case of hard money, and you may qualify even if you’ve undergone a recent bankruptcy.

Note however that under Chapter 13, you will have to negotiate any hard money deal with your previous lenders; so under Chapter 13, it might be impossible to secure hard money financing.

But even if you can qualify for hard money, is this the right financial solution for you?

To avoid the pitfalls that come hard money carefully evaluate your situation. Arizona Hard money loans are best used for real estate investments and you should not consider them a long-term solution to your current financial issues.

Hard money is probably not an ideal solution for general day to day financial issues. In most cases, hard money is meant exclusively for investment in real estate. That is because it’s the value of real estate secures most Hard money deals.

So, unless you are willing to pledge your primary residence to secure this type of loan (probably not a good idea if you can’t pay your current debts), don’t consider hard money as the best solution for personal financial issues.

Hard money is also not a long-term financial solution. This type of lender charges more in interest because of the risk they take in overlooking your credit score.  Most hard money deals are for the short-term and are usually paid off by the resale of the property being financed. In the case of hard money, your aim should be to pay the loan off as quickly as possible. Note however with hard money there is usually the option to refinance to a less expensive loan after your financial situation improves.

Basically, Hard money gives you options. Hard money providers can look past a recent bankruptcy because credit is not their primary consideration. Nevertheless, hard money is not the way to overcome personal financial difficulties, as this type of loan should be used to invest in real-estate.

In the case of hard money, always have a plan in place to pay the loan off as quickly as possible, either through the sale of your Arizona Investment Property or refinancing.

Still, hard money enables real-estate investors in the midst financial turmoil to continue making deals and purchasing new properties.

Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3]Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com 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.

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