Walnut Street Finance Blog

Helping You Succeed in Your Real Estate Investments

Chip's Tips: What is LTV? Loan-to-Value Explained

Understanding what LTV, or loan-to-value, means and why it's important is key to ensuring that your next real estate investment project is a successful one. Watch the clip below for my take on LTV and what you need to know.

How to Pick a Private Money Lender

Picking a private money lender (also called a hard money lender) can be overwhelming, especially as the industry grows and the options start to blur together. Whether you're just starting out in real estate investing or have a whole portfolio...

Chip's Tips: Why Choose Walnut Street Finance as Your Lender

We're starting a new feature on our blog this week, where members of the Walnut Street Finance team answer common questions we are often asked. I'm Chip Sher, Development Officer, answering one of the most common questions we get: why choose...

All New Broker Referral Program

We want to share our excitement by giving YOU money! you can earn 1% (1 POINT) of the closed loan amount for every deal brought to Walnut Street Finance.


Investing in Real Estate in Richmond, Virginia? Here Are Your Financing Options.

Richmond, Virginia is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now, and there’s no shortage of reasons why: strong economy, rich history & culture, and picturesque location, to name a few.

Hard Money vs. Traditional Lender Construction Loans

No matter how the real estate market fluctuates, one thing remains the same – real estate investors need money to fund their projects. As the lending landscape has changed over the years, it has become increasingly more difficult for developers...

Should You Borrow Money From A Family Member Or A Hard Money Lender?

No matter what the project, deciding whether to borrow from a family member or a hard money lender can be a difficult choice. 


Choose Your Own Adventure: Financing With Walnut Street Finance

There are many factors that influence a borrower's decision to work with a hard money lender. 

Real Estate Acquisition Loans: What You Need To Know

A real estate acquisition loan is, conveniently enough, exactly what it sounds like it would be - a loan used to acquire property. However, there’s one pretty large caveat that goes along with real estate acquisition loans, and that is that they...

Are The Risks Worth The Rewards With A Bridge Loan?

With any real estate transaction there can be risks and rewards, including when you work with a lender to secure the financing on your deal. With bridge loans, there can be slightly more risk involved, since the main objective is to essentially...