In a perfect world, financing your investment property would be as simple as taking out your personal (or business) checkbook, writing a check, and handing it over - no heavy lifting or strings attached. Unfortunately, for most developers that isn’t usually the case - especially when they’re first getting started in the world of real estate investing and development. After all, the funds to make the purchase need to come from somewhere, and until you’ve got a few flips and sales under your belt that money simply might not be there yet. So, if you’re weighing your options about financing your investment property, let us walk you through some of the best ones.
Finding the right financing option when purchasing a real estate property can often come with some hurdles. While traditional mortgages and private lending are similar in essence, they have different lending rules. Most people are familiar with a traditional mortgage, which means they’re also no stranger to the stringent rules attached to it. With private lending as an effective alternative for an investment project, it’s no surprise that it’s gaining traction.
This post will help you understand the 4 big differences in traditional mortgages and private lending.
When it comes to financing options for flipping homes, a fix and flip loan is most likely going to be your best bet. There are, of course, a variety of financing options for borrowers and developers, but there are a number of reasons why fix and flip loans specifically are exactly what you’re looking for.
Speed matters. It can be the difference between winning the Indy 500, catching tonight's dinner, or making a profit on a real estate fix and flip project. Many real estate investors turn to hard money loans to finance the purchase and renovation of rehab properties, and the need for speed is one of the chief reasons why.
How can you "win the race" in the real estate renovation world?
If the world of real estate investing were simple, everyone would be a winner without any special knowledge or experience. The reality is that it's not always easy to win, even if you're only playing a game of Monopoly. The stakes are higher when you're using real dollars and the goal is to profit on an actual fix and flip. You need to know when to buy and the best way to secure a construction loan. Here's what you need to know...
You know the ins and outs of building. You can visualize possibilities for rehabbing a run-down property in an instant. You have an intuitive sense of style and are quick to see what will work in a given location. You can quickly estimate costs and you know how to strike a bargain without sacrificing quality.
It's easy to be successful builder or developer these days in Washington, D.C., right?
Well, maybe not so much, unless you also know how to secure the development loans and construction financing you need. Unless you're either very lucky or very experienced, finding the right source for construction loans in Washington D.C. can be a major hurdle.
Each year hundreds of thousands of new homes are sold within the United States. Whether a real estate investor is interested in purchasing a home in need of renovation or chooses to buy a vacant lot, he or she will have to decide how they are going to finance their investment. Fortunately there are a number of ways to successfully finance real estate investment.