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What Are Bridge Loans?

Exit strategy used with a type of bridge loan

Bridge loans are a fantastic way to move from one investment to another. They are typically used to bridge the gap between one obligation to the next and are popular among business owners and real estate investors. Companies use bridge loans to cover expenses while waiting for long-term financing options. For instance, they may use…

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What A Lender Looks For In A Bridge Loan Borrower

building funded by a hard money loan

Bridge loans are often taken out in order to buy another property while they wait for an existing property to sell. Bridge loans obviously don’t come without a risk, but they’re an excellent way to, as the name implies, bridge the gap between the transition of two or more properties. It’s one of the best…

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What is hard money lending?

Private lending used to fund project

Let’s break down hard money lending in detail. We suppose the best way to introduce this topic is to start with the basics. What is a hard money lender and why do they matter? For starters, private lenders aren’t banks. A hard money lender is a non-institutional company (or individual) that loans money typically for…

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What Is PropTech and How Is It Impacting the Multifamily Industry

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Many of us could not imagine a single day—or even minute—without checking our phones. We’ve become so addicted to Facebook, Twitter, and email that we put every detail of our lives on social media. How does this impact the multifamily industry? Real estate touches everything we do. It’s the economics of the physical space; it…

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Fix and Flip Loans

Fix and Flip home

Many investors are turning to property flipping in order to reach their profit goals. While fixing and flipping can be a lucrative source of income, there are some considerations to keep in mind. For example, the way you obtain your funding. What Is Fixing and Flipping? Fix and flip loans are short-term loans that real…

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Hard Money Lending vs Traditional Lending

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Let’s compare private lending with traditional to determine what may work for your situation. The needs of a commercial real estate investor are not always met with traditional lending options. This is where hard money lending comes in. Also called private money lending, the loan is judged by the real estate collateral and the borrower’s…

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Are Hard Money Lenders Legal, Regulated and Safe

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Hard money loans are a type of asset-based loan financing which is usually applied for through private lenders. Typically, lenders are more interested in your credit score than anything when examining your ability to repay a loan. If you have a good credit history and you can show that you’re a responsible candidate, then you’ll…

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Top 4 Hard Money Exit Strategies

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No successful investor enters the market without forming an efficient business plan – and having an exit strategy in mind before purchasing any investment property is a key part of that plan. What is an Exit strategy? As the name suggests, a real estate exit strategy is a plan in which the investor intends to…

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4 Qualities To Look For In A Private Lender

When looking to fund a commercial project, bank loans are a slow and painful process. This is why many people turn to private lenders instead. The loans are approved much more quickly, they’re willing to take on riskier projects due to the asset-based lending format, and you get to build a working relationship with your…

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How To Choose The Right Location Of An Investment Property

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Imagine putting all your investment money into your dream project. You buy the property, develop the land, build the apartments or multi-family homes, only to not be able to sell or rent a single unit. Nobody wants that. To help you avoid this, here are some tips on how to determine a good location for…

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