Hurray! You’ve read our blog, filled out our detailed application, talked to our underwriters and are now pre-approved for a hard money loan. What does it mean to be pre-approved? What are the next steps that you should take steps? Perhaps even more importantly, how can you leverage this pre-approval to make money in real estate? In this article we break the process down into three simple steps designed to give you peace of mind and help you snatch that perfect investment property.
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When considering that perfect piece of property to invest in, it’s critically important to keep rehab costs low to maximize your profit. Even with the great hard money rehab loans we offer, we would still rather see you minimize your risk by knowing what to include is the cost of a rehab. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to one of the most expensive parts of a rehab, the roof.
Lead generation is the backbone of real estate investing and of any other business in general. In our 10+ years of doing business as a hard money lender, we’ve had an opportunity to see many investors succeed using drastically different strategies. This is why today we are introducing a new blog series on finding deals in real estate. Each article will cover one potential strategy of uncovering investment opportunities and running with them. The goal is to give you actionable ideas on how you can take those strategies and adapt them to your own style of doing business.
Are you considering working with a hard money lender for the first time? If so, you probably have many questions about who hard money lenders are, how they work and how different they are from traditional lenders such as banks and credit unions. Hard money loans are not for everyone and not everyone will qualify for them. However, for many investors they offer a fast and nimble source of capital not available from other sources. In this article we discuss key difference between traditional lenders and hard money lenders and why, without hard money lenders, real estate investing would be limited to those with very deep pockets.
Rehabbing properties in the Greater Washington DC area can be very rewarding both financially and emotionally. However, you have to take an active part in the process. This means picking the right contractor and making sure they get the job done right and on time. As hard money lenders we’ve seen great investment opportunities turn into a financial disaster because of borrower’s inexperience in managing contractors. In this blog, we share five great tips on how find a right contractor and manage your rehab to maximize your profits.
Hard money lenders are different from traditional lenders such as banks and credit unions and look at very different criteria. Real estate investors need to know what these criteria are, so they can present themselves in the best potential light. This article explores five important aspects of hard money loan underwriting and gives practical advice on how to get pre-approved for a hard money loan before shopping for an investment property.