When dealing with a California private hard money lender for the first time, you may feel like a fish out of water simply because you are used to traditional funding or financing options. But, just because this is new territory doesn’t mean you can’t quickly get up to speed in order to get the best deal and work with a reputable lender.
So you’ve got your eye on a reputable California private hard money lender, but you are concerned about what you are ultimately signing up for. Well, first off that’s a perfectly normal response that occurs with even the best referral. The good news is there’s no reason to panic or start your lender search over. If you were referred to a California private hard money lender by a business associate or commercial real estate broker then more than likely you are in good hands. The reason you are in good hands is because private lenders, in general, get the bulk of their business their already established borrowers and brokers know their reputation is also on the line when finding a lender for someone.
With that being said, obtaining private hard money financing is more about getting a deal that works for you rather than it is about finding a lender. In other words, there is no shortage of private lenders that are in the business of hard money. Thus, it is more important that you put most of your attention toward the best deal or terms for your project.
Nevertheless, it is important to note that by definition hard money financing is funding for business ventures that are unlikely to be approved by banks. Thus, you should really be looking for lenders that are familiar with industry or type of loan that you are trying to get. In fact, this why working with a niche lender is one lender-specific concern you should have.
Besides a niche lender understanding the ins and outs of your commercial business venture which makes the financing process more streamline, there are also other benefits to working with someone who, in essence, gets you. For instance, private lenders, especially when dealing with hard money loans, tend to handle the entire transaction i.e. from start to finish. This means they are not only creating your deal or loan package, they are also advising you, ordering appraisals, matching you will investors and so on. Thus, doing all this and more becomes a lot easier when your lender truly understands what you need and why you need it.
One finally not in regards to dealing with private lenders and hard money financing, some business ventures or rather investments are fix and holds or fix and flips, multi-family units, etc. Generally, many people start wondering about buy and hold loans as a means for funding But, remember hard money financing from a private lender is simply too expensive thus you may want to consider a trust deed when using a private lender for a potential buy and hold venture.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
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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.