In the world of finances and real estate loans, hard money lending is a lot like speed dating — they are designed to be temporary, and the interest rate on an California hard money loan gives you an incentive to move on as quickly as humanly possible. First, interest rates are generally higher on a hard money loan. You should not be surprised to pay more than 10% APR or anything in the high teens percentage wise, and you can easily pay several times that. A hard money loan should be used to help with a temporary need, like flipping a property, not as something you’ll keep around forever like your student loans. You may not even have the choice to keep a hard money loan going for long. Most loans require you to repay in full within one to five years, so you have to plan ahead. In addition to higher interest rates, you’ll often pay more points to get a hard money lenders California. Five points or more would be reasonable, but you’d need a good reason to pay that much on other loans. Again, a hard money loan is a shorter-term loan, so you’ll amortize those points over a shorter period of time. They drive up your borrowing costs and like your cholesterol that’s not a healthy thing to raise.
Keep all this in mind when you walk into the office of a hard money lender. You want to diligently understand your own position as well as the position of the person sitting across from you.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
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22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
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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.