Hard Money Lender Investors

3 Examples of Successful Trust Deed Investing Today

Posted by Ken Meyer on Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Let's start with the basics. When you invest in a trust deed, you loan money and secure the loan with a first lien on the real estate as collateral. Called a "deed of trust", it works like a mortgage; a private mortgage recorded by the county recorder that shows the investor as the beneficiary. Sometimes, the borrower's personal guarantee secures the loan in addition to the deed of trust. Trust deed loans involve three parties: the lender, the borrower, and a trustee selected by the lender. The trustee acts on the lender's behalf, holds the lien on the title to the property, and takes possession of the real estate if the borrower defaults. Trust deed loans are particularly popular in California because it is a non-judicial foreclosure state and the process can take just three months. Oh, the best part is that it costs nothing to invest in trust deeds.

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3 Reasons Why Now is the Ultimate Time to get a Fix and Flip Loan

Posted by Ken Meyer on Mon, Nov 09, 2015

If you are interested in investing in real estate, you might have thought about purchasing a fixer-upper and "flipping it." If you have been putting it off, you should know that there are a few reasons why now is the ultimate time to get a fix and flip loan.

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To Flip or to Hold: Why a Buy and Hold Strategy May be Right for You

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

While recent market trends and media coverage have made fix and flip investing a more visible option for those looking to make money in the housing market, buy and hold strategies are a time-honored way of amassing wealth. If you are thinking of trying your hand at real estate investment, you may be wondering if a buy and hold strategy is right for you.

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8 Renovations You Can Make Without a Contractor During Your Fix and Flip

Posted by Ken Meyer on Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Home improvement shows on HGTV always involve making a tiny bungalow open concept and adding bathrooms. Installing engineered beams, replumbing a house, and knocking down walls require a licensed contractor and building permits. Some flips don't warrant that degree of investment and frankly are in good enough shape that modest cosmetic fixes will provide a generous return. These 8 renovations can be made without a contractor and offer a good bang for the buck.

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Are You a Real Estate Investor? Why it makes sense to work with a Hard Money Lender

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

If you're a real estate investor, working with a hard money lender makes a lot of sense. The many benefits of using hard money loans mean that, despite their name, they can actually make things quite a bit easier for you.

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5 Less Traveled Tips to Find Hot Real Estate Deals Before Your Competition

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Before we even begin, a facing-facts session is necessary. The prime days of fix and flip may be behind us. A decision needs to be made. Do you want put down anchor and wait for the next cycle to begin? Or do you want to rev your engine and search out unexplored territory? If you favor the second choice, come aboard, but keep it hush. You're about to learn of 5 less-traveled tips to find hot real estate deals before your competition.

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Real Estate Investment Property: How to Evaluate a Multi-Family Home vs. a Single Family Home

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Investors in single-family properties, at some point, wonder about multi-family properties. From a management point of view, after all, you have one to four homes instead of just one on a single piece of ground. First-time investors might have the same questions for the same reasons. The issue becomes, then, real estate investment property: How to evaluate a multi-family home vs. a single family home?

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Six Key Things to Look for When Searching for a Hard Money Lender

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Aug 25, 2015

You’ve found the perfect distressed property to fix and flip. You’ve done your due diligence. The price is right. The rehab is doable and can be done on a timely basis. The profit is just waiting for you.

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4 Fix and Flip Financing Goals for your Hard Money Lender

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

When you first begin to plan a fix and flip investment strategy, it is likely that you will be looking for a lender to help with financing. While more traditional banking institutions may be an option, it is often the case that a better fit for fix and flips is a hard money lender. Because hard money lenders fund loans faster and base their lending decisions on the merits of the property more than your own credit-worthiness, they have more flexibility than do traditional lenders.

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Quick Hard Money Loan Structure Explained

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Hard money loans are not for everyone. They are the province of a chosen few - lenders, as well as borrowers. Just the word ‘quick’ eliminates traditional lenders who subscribe to the longer the better philosophy, preferring to finance a loan for the long-term since interest payments are their bread and butter. Once a loan is paid off, their stream of revenue ceases.

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