Having a reliable lender back your real estate investments is crucial to ensure your venture is successful. But where can you find a reliable fix and flip lender? If you’re new to flipping properties or don’t know where to start looking for lenders, there are two ways to find reliable and trustworthy hard money lenders:
When you’re ready to sell your fix and flip, you should make sure to address potential problems before you list the property. Issues related to a home’s condition will be discovered during the home inspection anyway, so it’s in your best interest to remedy existing issues before someone makes an offer. At the very least, you should be aware of any problems to make sure there won’t be surprises that could hinder the sale. It’s also essential for you to be upfront with your agent. He or she should know about any major challenges before you start receiving offers, so you can go over all of your options together to find the best way of overcoming them to successfully sell your project and maximize your real estate investment. A great agent will be able to sell your home regardless of the less-than-stellar condition, as long as you are honest, willing to compromise, and proactive in seeking a solution.
Here are six common issues that could hinder your home sale, if ignored:
As you may know, title insurance protects real estate owners and lenders against property loss or damage that might occur because of liens, encumbrances or defects in the title to the property. A title insurance policy may seem seem like a no-brainer for a traditional 30-year mortgage, but what about a fix and flip real estate investment that you plan to be in and out of within 6-9 months?
Does a fix and flipper really need a title insurance policy?
Some may say HGTV has made house flipping seem glamorous. A real estate investor identifies a distressed property, knocks down walls, picks out new appliances, granite and tile, paints the walls, plants some flowers and voila - there's a $50,000 profit to be had. However, in the real world, it doesn’t always work out that way.
Here are 5 mistakes to avoid to help ensure your house flip is a success:
Investing in real estate is something that becomes less intimidating or confusing the more familiar you become with the process. The closing table represents the pinnacle of success for the buyer, as well as the seller. One person walks away with the keys to a new piece of real estate, and the other receives a (hopefully sizeable) proceeds check. It’s a win-win situation. Except when it’s not. Things can and do go wrong at the closing table.
Does knowing what to expect at settlement increase the likelihood of a successful transaction for both parties?
Truth be told, the hard-money or private lending industry, like every industry, has a few bad apples. But the good news is they are not the norm AND there are easy checks you can do to weed them out when you are looking for a fair and ethical lender. Here's what to look for......
If you are new to the flix and flip market, you understandably will rely a lot on your contractor to explain the ins and outs of residential construction. That being said, it's imperative that the real estate investor be the one to manage the timeline, budget, and overall outcome of the rehab project, regardless of their skill or experience level. But why...?
You're days away from closing your deal, and you receive an ALTA statement from the settlement company with A LOT of numbers on it. And where has the old HUD -1 form gone? Here's how to make sense of the new ALTA....
It's a common story. You've purchased a promising residential property for a speedy fix and flip. You are trying to swiftly execute your renovation plan and get the property to market as soon as possible. The main hiccup at this point is you need permits and you can’t get a clear answer regarding the status of your application.
Hard money loans are a great alternative for real estate borrowers with less than stellar credit or those who don't have enough financial history to qualify for a bank loan. That doesn't mean that hard money lenders don't conduct credit checks. It just means that your credit score is less likely to be a deal breaker. Here's why...