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How to Use Hard Money Loans to Finance House Flipping

How to Use Hard Money Loans to Finance House Flipping

One way to get your flip project funded quickly is with a hard money loan. We discuss how to use hard money loans to finance house flipping below. Find a Good Hard Money Lender Hard Money Lenders Directory Your first step should be to visit our Hard Money Lenders...

Hard Money vs. Private Money – What’s the Difference?

Hard Money vs. Private Money – What’s the Difference?

There are many ways to finance real estate, flip houses or buy and hold properties. However, the wide variety of financing options may not be clear to many borrowers, limiting their access to capital. In this post we discuss hard money vs. private money loans,...

How to Refinance a Hard Money Loan

How to Refinance a Hard Money Loan

A hard money loan can be used to quickly fund real estate renovations, flips and rental property deals. But how can you refinance a hard money loan you used to purchase the property? We discuss all options in this post. Refinancing Works Great for Hard Money Loans...

When Are Hard Money Loans Illegal?

When Are Hard Money Loans Illegal?

When are hard money loans illegal? What are the conditions that can make these types of loans illegal? Read on to find out... Loans secured by collateral (aka "hard money") are not illegal per se. Lenders with capital can provide loans to borrowers as long as 1) their...

59 Hard Money Loan Tips for House Flippers

59 Hard Money Loan Tips for House Flippers

Are you ready to finance a house flip using a hard money loan? Read these 59 hard money loan tips to ensure you cover all your bases! Tip #1: Overestimate Your Rehab Project Timeframe Always expect the unexpected when flipping houses. Problems with property rehabs...

Essential Hard Money Loan Requirements

Essential Hard Money Loan Requirements

If you need fast financing for your real estate project, a hard money loan may be your best bet. While these loans have many benefits, you must first understand how they work. Below are the essential hard money loan requirements you need to meet to successfully...

5 Hard Money Lender Secrets You MUST Know

5 Hard Money Lender Secrets You MUST Know

The goal of taking out a hard money loan is to get financing quickly and with good terms. But hard money lenders have secrets they will keep from you to maximize their profits. We discuss these hard money lender secrets here and how you an use them to get better...

Can You Use a Hard Money Loan For Foreclosures?

Can You Use a Hard Money Loan For Foreclosures?

The short answer to the question whether you can use a hard money loan for foreclosures is "yes". In this article we discuss how hard money loans work for financing purchases of foreclosed real estate, and some tips to consider. Hard Money Loans for Foreclosures With...

Hard Money Loans – The Good, Bad and Ugly

Hard Money Loans – The Good, Bad and Ugly

Hard money loans can be a great financing method for real estate investors to get the funds they need fast. But they come with their own risks. Here are some good, bad, and ugly scenarios that can occur with hard money loans. NOTE: If you're looking for a hard money...

21 Benefits of Hard Money Loans

21 Benefits of Hard Money Loans

If you are a real estate investor looking to start a new project, it is helpful to understand the benefits of hard money loans for financing. In this article, we discuss the 21 benefits of hard money loans to help determine if this loan type is right for you. Benefit...

Hard Money Loans for Bad Credit?

Hard Money Loans for Bad Credit?

Can you get a hard money loan when you have bad credit? We answer that question in this post. Getting a hard money loan can mean the difference between getting in on a highly profitable fix-and-flip property deal or having to wait. Since time is money, this means...

11 Dangers of Hard Money Loans

11 Dangers of Hard Money Loans

Hard money loans are a great option on for certain types of real estate investors. However, lurking beneath are some hidden pitfalls. In this post we discuss 10 dangers of hard money loans. 1. Hard Money Loans Are Expensive Hard money loans can be expensive in...

How Much Down Payment Is Required for a Hard Money Loan?

How Much Down Payment Is Required for a Hard Money Loan?

Down payments of between 10-30% are usually required when purchasing a property financed with a hard money loan. The percentage is a wide range that depends on a number of factors and how you structure the deal. NOTE: If you're shopping around for hard money lenders...

What Collateral is Required for a Hard Money Loan?

What Collateral is Required for a Hard Money Loan?

Before you can get approved for a hard money loan, you need to put up collateral. In this post we discuss the types of collateral required to secure a hard money loan. The two types of collateral needed for a hard money loan are: Cash collateralReal estate bought with...

What Is a Hard Money Loan?

What Is a Hard Money Loan?

Exactly what is a hard money loan? In this article, we explain concisely what a hard money loan is, along with the pros and cons of this type of financing. Hard Money Loan Basics A hard money loan is a sort of loan that is collaterized strictly by real estate property...

Best Concrete Mixers Buying Guide

Best Concrete Mixers Buying Guide

Whether you are working on a foundation, driveway, basement, or hardscaping a backyard, concrete is everywhere in a house renovation project. In this buying guide we will focus on what makes up the best concrete mixers for house renovation and hardscaping jobs....

Best Gas Pressure Washers Buying Guide

Best Gas Pressure Washers Buying Guide

In this buying guide we dive deep into how gas pressure washers work, what to look for when buying one, and review five of the best gas pressure washers on the market. Potential buyers and renters judge a house by its exterior. Unfortunately, the exterior of an...

Best Electric Power Washers Buying Guide

Best Electric Power Washers Buying Guide

In this buying guide we dive deep into how electric power washers work, what to look for when you're shopping for an electric power washer, and we review five of the best electric power washers on the market. Short of repainting the whole exterior, what’s the best way...

Reverse Wholesaling vs. Wholesaling Real Estate

Reverse Wholesaling vs. Wholesaling Real Estate

It is important to know the differences between reverse wholesaling vs. wholesaling. Both are profitable but come at wholesaling real estate from different angles. Approaches to Wholesaling There are basically two ways to approach wholesaling real estate: To be a...

Wholesaling Houses Case Studies

Wholesaling Houses Case Studies

Before wholesaling houses, reviewing a few successful case studies can help." Such case studies offer the foundational knowledge you will need to make wise decisions when wholesaling. My First Wholesaling Case Study I have closed on many real estate deals in the past....

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