The reason is because these sources don’t consider future opportunity;
This is where hard money financing comes into play. It allows someone to get the money they need to do something like buy a distressed property to rehabilitate it and sell quickly or to rent as an investment. In addition, it’s also a route to financing for someone who wants to convert something like a commercial property into a residential one.
What are Hard Money Loans?
The downside is the interest rates are typically substantially higher than a regular, 30-year fixed mortgage. Often, points are assessed on the loan, substantial collateral is usually required, and payments must be timely. On the other side, approvals don’t take nearly as long as a regular mortgage application, properties all types can qualify; and, it’s a more straightforward process.
In short, this is an alternative source for financing a property, particularly a home to flip for profit.
Fred Mullins has more than 16 years of cross functional experience in real estate, international asset management and construction management. He has been a part of the management team for several Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T, Visa, FPL and C. B. Richard Ellis. His responsibilities have included real estate / property management portfolios of more than 9 million square ft. and international responsibilities in more than 10 countries.
Fred holds an MBA, B.S., real estate license, mortgage broker’s license, USCG Master Captains license and commercial pilot’s license.