For many borrowers working with hard money lenders is a new concept. Borrowers are not familiar with the process or how to select a good lender.
Many borrowers are facing the challenge of less than perfect credit or a low credit score. And sadly, these people are under the assumption that they have not alternative to traditional lenders and banks. They are unaware of the service which is provided by hard money lenders. Though these loans are called non-traditional, they are still a very viable option for anyone who is unable to qualify for a traditional loan. But it is critical that a borrower learn how to select a good private lender to work with.
The first step might sound overly simplified but it is valid. Select a firm or individual who specializes in lending hard money. This ensures that you are working with a knowledgeable lender and one who can offer you terms which will fully meet your needs. You can learn a great deal about a lender by reading comments from other borrowers and investigating the lenders reputation. Any reputable lender will do what is best for his or her clients.
If you are new to private lending, it will also be helpful to limit your search to local resources. Working in-person will allow you to ask questions and establish a good working relationship with the lender as you learn the processes and intricacies of hard money. In addition, it will be much easier for you to check out the licensing information for local hard money lenders. This is an important step that should never be overlooked even if the firm is large and appears to be well known.
As with any business, there will be certain privileged or proprietary information that the lender might not be willing to share with you. But all parties should have access to the loan information during the origination process. Be sure that your lender is willing to provide this transparency and that you are not getting a higher rate than originally promised. As you invest more time in speaking to the lender, you should not feel like some questions are being skirted or that there are aspects of the loan process the lender is not willing to discuss fully and openly.
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Learning any new process takes time and effort. And working with hard money lenders is no different. You need to be willing to invest your time in learning the process as well as getting to know the lenders. Working with local lenders allows for a shorter learning curve and also gives you more peace of mind as you have been able to actually meet the lender and their staff. As you progress into more loans, seeking national lenders is a viable option to increase your opportunities and to locate more diverse loan options and offers. Be certain to carefully evaluate all of the lenders and all of the loan offers that you receive. Look for a lender who you feel comfortable working with and find very trustworthy.
Level 4 Funding LLC Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 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.