Most properties that an investor buys with the intention of flipping for profit do not meet FHA guidelines. Well, why does that matter? You see, in order to qualify for “traditional” financing to buy a property, a home must meet these guidelines. Otherwise a lender can’t write a loan through Fannie Mae or Freddy Mac. Which means that you can’t walk down to your local bank or call up Wells Fargo to have them fund your deals.
That explains why the majority of fix and flip loans are financed by private money or hard money lenders California. What the hell are those, you ask? Listen up and you might learn something.
These lenders will loan money based on an asset. In this case, the asset is a piece of real estate. The good ones are people who are (or have been) real estate investors themselves, so they really understand what it takes to fix a property and sell it for a profit. What hard and private money lenders California will do is look at the property you want to invest in. They’ll ask you for your purchase price and what repairs you want to do as well. If they can see by the data that an investor can buy a house, do the repair work and quickly sell the home for a profit, they will fund the deal. It’s that freaking simple! The lending decision is based entirely off of the aspects of the property – NOT the borrower. This means that you can get financed if you have bad credit or no credit. You don’t have to show job history or prove you have any income or assets.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027111 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 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.