In the early and mid-2000s, mortgage lenders were handing out loans without the notion that they would ever be successfully paid in full. This, along with other factors, created the mortgage crisis that followed. In response to the crisis, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This act allowed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to implement new rules to protect consumers who are borrowing money to purchase a home. One of those rules was the Ability to Repay requirement for closed-end residential mortgage loans.
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Hard Money Loans
Over the years, First Capital Trust Deeds has received this question, “How much down payment is required to flip a house with a hard money loan?” This blog post answers that question for the first-time house flipper and the experienced house flipper who has done 10+ projects.
Hard money loans, also known as private money loans, are most commonly 6-24 month bridge loans used by real estate investors for fix and flip projects or the acquisition of investment properties. These loans are mostly issued by individual trust deed investors, family offices, or pooled investment funds operating as a lender. This article answers the question, “What is a hard money loan?” and in addition to answering that question, it provides the advantages and disadvantages real estate investors experience when utilizing hard money loans to finance properties.
Some private lenders use a method of interest accrual known as “Dutch interest” for a hard money construction loan which calculates payments based upon the entire loan amount rather than payments on partial advancements in a construction loan.
First Capital Trust Deeds works with a few hard money lenders in California, Oregon, Washington, and Florida that use Dutch interest. Most construction focused loans originated by FCTD, however, feature “New York interest”, where interest accrues on construction reimbursement advances rather than on the entire loan.
From family and friends through to finances and investments, sometimes in life, it’s easy to take things for granted. Thanksgiving is a time to sit back, look around, and appreciate the things that you do have. Rather than focusing on the negatives, you can learn to take advantage of your opportunities in order to grow and reach your potential.
If you’re a real estate investor, you’ll know that you often need speedy, dependable capital to fund your property investments. A lack of capital affects the number of deals you can make and the profits you can expect to accumulate, but there is a solution way to avoid this frustration — private and hard money loans. Below, we outline ways that private money loans can help you secure more deals and reap higher profits from your property investments.
Hard money provides a means of borrowing from someone other than a traditional mortgage lender. It can be a good option when you need a loan fast, but not everyone can get a hard money loan.
Although there was once a time when hard money loans were associated with the lower end of the housing market, today that is changing. In a bid to seize on impressive Returns on Investment (ROIs) of luxury properties, an increasing number of luxury property developers are choosing private money loans.
When it comes to second mortgages, you probably fall into one of two camps. The first sees refinancing their homes as a terrifying financial prospect. The second sees a unique opportunity, which presents plenty of benefits in the right circumstances.