We are still in the wake of one of the biggest recessions of the 21st Century. Once the housing market burst many people were left not knowing what they were going to do. That being said we have come out of the muck and have begun to rebuild the cities for the real estate business. As a California hard money lender you should make the OC one of the places that you look out for.
When the real estate market went all but belly up in 2009, there was little that we could do. The prices for homes began to plummet and the ones that were already bought could not be flipped for a profit. California is one of those states that was hit pretty hard during the recession. There have been many opportunities for California hard money lenders, however, it still will take some time for the California to make its come back. One region that has been battling for its comeback has been the Orange County region in SoCal.
Why, you might ask? Well, quite simply there is not a large amount of homes being built in the region right now. But what is affecting the sale and pricing of homes in Orange County? Frankly, it is the high cost of living that is making things harder for California hard money lenders. No one wants to spend a ton of money for little space. Orange County being one of the wealthiest regions in SoCal people are finding it hard to purchase property and stay afloat at the same time. No one wants to pay an astronomical price on a home to not be able to turn it around for profit in after a couple of years.
So what can you do, as a California hard money lender, to tackle Orange County?
First and foremost you have to make sure that any investor looking to make a profit in Orange County has done a considerable amount of research on the properties or land that they intend on putting money into. You should personally take it upon yourself to look into how the market will change over the period of the loan that you are awarding your borrower. For example, there seems to be a high demand for homes but there are not a lot of them being built.
Also if you are a California hard money lender near the OC region it would be a good idea to make sure the borrowers that you are dealing with are credible and have a track record of success. Now as most know when it comes to hard money lending there are certain things that can be looked over such as credit. In regard to an area like Orange County it would be a good idea if the borrower that you are dealing with is in good standing credit wise, and have collateral that can cover the loan that they are asking for.
Should California hard money lenders even worry about Orange County?
Yes, to keep it simple, Orange County has a lot to offer. With a handful of great cities in the area there is bound to be a property that will yield a high turn around with the right amount of time and effort. For California hard money lenders this region will be a big money maker in the following years. There is a lot of potential.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
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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.