Funding the Gap

There are several reasons why a fix-n-flip investor might want to secure a fast loan to cover a gap. A gap loan, as the name implies, is a loan that bridges a span of time. It helps you gain control of a property quickly even if you are still scrambling to get all your paperwork done for a full rehabilitation loan.

A Buyer in a Hurry
At some time or other, you might face a seller in a hurry. One situation that puts a seller in a hurry is foreclosure. Many property owners in this situation are in denial so they wait until the last week or so, or even days, before the foreclosure sale to act on saving their credit. To save their credit, they must pay the bank all they owe on the mortgage right now. The house might actually be worth much more than what they owe if they have been paying on the loan a long time or put a large payment down on it. But, a foreclosure on their record will ruin their credit. So, for them, it is better to sell at a discount and survive to buy another house another day.

In this scenario, an owner in foreclosure has agreed to sell the property to you at a steep discount, but they need to close the deal quickly. You, the investor, want to buy this property and you make an offer. However, the competition is extremely stiff, and another investor is sitting in the wings waiting to obtain the property. Your offer locks up control of the property temporarily. You need to move quickly to secure a loan. Normally the loan process takes a minimum of 7 working days and typically takes 10-15 working days.

A Nonrefundable Deposit

Another reason you might need funding in a hurry is that you have stumbled upon a wholesale purchase with a tight deadline to close, perhaps 2 to 5 days. The property is ideal for your purposes and you want to make an offer. However, if you don’t get the deal closed by the deadline, you will lose the nonrefundable deposit you are required to put down and control of the property you are seeking.

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Getting Control of the Property

Here is where obtaining a gap loan is useful. A gap loan allows you to purchase the property as is while you are in the process of obtaining a rehab loan. The gap loan can be secured in 2 to 3 days typically. Your strategy is to obtain control of the property through this gap loan, begin paperwork to refinance the loan immediately and eventually complete the rehab and offer the property for sale.

REI Capital Resources has funds available for fix-n-flip loans with terms up to 6 to 9 months with a minimum of 3 months.

Fix-n-Flip Option 2

E-mail or call for more information on minimum and maximum loan amounts, interest rates, terms, and fees for specific project. I can help you with first liens only and these loans are limited to the Austin, DFW, Houston, and San Antonio Metro areas.

Pat St.Cin

Patrick@reicapital.cash

512-213-2271

Austin, Texas

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In-a-Hurry Loan to Cover the Gap

There are several reasons why a fix-n-flip investor might want to secure a fast loan to cover a gap. A gap loan, as the name implies, is a loan that bridges a span of time. It helps you gain control of a property quickly even if you are still scrambling to get all your paperwork done for a full rehabilitation loan.

A Buyer in a Hurry
At some time or other, you might face a seller in a hurry. One situation that puts a seller in a hurry is foreclosure. Many property owners in this situation are in denial so they wait until the last week or so, or even days, before the foreclosure sale to act on saving their credit. To save their credit, they must pay the bank all they owe on the mortgage right now. The house might actually be worth much more than what they owe if they have been paying on the loan a long time or put a large payment down on it. But, a foreclosure on their record will ruin their credit. So, for them, it is better to sell at a discount and survive to buy another house another day.

In this scenario, an owner in foreclosure has agreed to sell the property to you at a steep discount, but they need to close the deal quickly. You, the investor, want to buy this property and you make an offer. However, the competition is extremely stiff, and another investor is sitting in the wings waiting to obtain the property. Your offer locks up control of the property temporarily. You need to move quickly to secure a loan. Normally the loan process takes a minimum of 7 working days and typically takes 10-15 working days.

A Nonrefundable Deposit

Another reason you might need funding in a hurry is that you have stumbled upon a wholesale purchase with a tight deadline to close, perhaps 2 to 5 days. The property is ideal for your purposes and you want to make an offer. However, if you don’t get the deal closed by the deadline, you will lose the nonrefundable deposit you are required to put down and control of the property you are seeking.

 

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Getting Control of the Property

Here is where obtaining a gap loan is useful. A gap loan allows you to purchase the property as is while you are in the process of obtaining a rehab loan. The gap loan can be secured in 2 to 3 days typically. Your strategy is to obtain control of the property through this gap loan, begin paperwork to refinance the loan immediately and eventually complete the rehab and offer the property for sale.

REI Capital Resources has funds available for fix-n-flip loans with terms up to 6 to 9 months with a minimum of 3 months.

Fix-n-Flip Option 2

E-mail or call for more information on minimum and maximum loan amounts, interest rates, terms, and fees for specific project. I can help you with first liens only and these loans are limited to the Austin, DFW, Houston, and San Antonio Metro areas.

Pat St.Cin

Patrick@reicapital.cash

512-213-2271

Austin, Texas

How to Use a Hard Money Loan to Get Your Real Estate Property Ready to Sell

How Much Money Do You Need?

There are some basic things you need to know before you can get a hard money loan. First, you need to know how much you need to borrow and how much collateral you have. You begin by finding out how much your real property (house or apartment complex) is worth as is.1 Note the words “as is.” You can get this information from a real estate appraiser. Then you ask them to make a second estimate about how much more the property will be worth if obvious repairs are made.

IMG_00003652Next, get a remodeling contractor to give you a bid on the repairs and a plan or time frame the repairs will take. You might want to get several bids and choose the one that looks best to you.

How Much Collateral Do You Have?

Second, find out how much you owe on the property. The difference between the amount you owe and the appraised value of the property is your equity. It is the equity that will determine how much the lender will lend you.2 Compare the amount of the cost of the repairs to your equity after the repair is make. If your equity is larger than the repairs, you might be able to make a profit after paying off the loan.

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The amount of money you need to borrow is the amount the repairs will cost plus a cushion of maybe 15 percent. The amount of collateral you can offer the lender is the equity in the real property. If the equity value of the real property is larger than the amount it will take to fix the property up, you have collateral to get a hard money loan.

Who Are the Lenders?

Hard money loans are typically issued by private investors (individuals or groups) lending their own money to borrowers with real property. The real property is their protection for making the loan and will be taken if the loan is not repaid. The primary basis for making a hard money loan is the liquidation value of the collateral backing the note.3  While the bank on the street corner will check basically everything before issuing a loan, including your credit scores, your income, the stability of your income, any missed payments, the amount of outstanding credit you have, and how the internal revenue service feels about you, the hard money lender will be are more interested in the value of your collateral than in your credit history. The hard money lender will determine the value of the property by getting an independent appraisal.

How Much Will It Cost Me?

Interest rates on a hard money loan will start at about 7.7 percent.1 The rate will depend on several things, including the liquidity of the asset. If the house you are repairing is in a bad neighborhood, it might be hard to sell even after it is remodeled and thus the interest rate on the loan will be higher. Broker fees also apply if a broker helped you find the funding source.

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The broker offers personal service to the borrower and administrative service to the lender. They give advice, do the paperwork, and make the phone calls involved in the transaction. They will also have the day-to-day experience and contacts to find the best rates for you. They then pass on the completed application to the lender.

Summary

In summary, if you are in a bad credit situation, have equity in real property you own, anticipate a project that will not take too long, and need money quickly, the hard money loan is probably for you.

If you find a deal, give me a call for a quick closing fix-n-flip rehabilitation loan. You can e-mail too.

Patrick@InvestorsLendingSource.com

Austin, Texas

512-213-2271

References

1. Hard Money Loans: A Complete Guide. California Hard Money Direct. Available at https://californiahardmoneydirect.net/2017/04/21/hard-money-loans-guide/. Retrieved November 2018.

2. Justine Pritchard, Hard Money Basics, How Hard Money Loans Work. Available online at https://www.thebalance.com/hard-money-basics-315413. Updated October 31, 2018. Accessed November 2018.

3. Wikipedia. Hard Money Loan. Available online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_money_loan/. Accessed November 16, 2018.

 

 

 

A Town with a Trail

Fort Worth

A good real estate property hunter follows the flow of people. And, like the birds that love the water, people too are flocking to the rivers and bayous of Texas. As they follow the new jobs and other opportunities opening up in Texas, they are especially drawn to the waterways and trails that offer walking, biking, boating, and horseback riding. I think of trails as places of freedom, where one can move about, rehabilitate, breathe fresh air, see new things, and even talk with a cousin as you walk along.

Young professionals and families who have lived in the really big cities like New York and Los Angeles are seeing Texas trail towns as good places to call home. According to an article in the wsj by Alina Dizik, they are buying homes in Fort Worth to get better prices on larger luxury homes, walkable neighborhoods, and a yard for their dog. In Fort Worth, they also can get access to the Trinity River Trail and proximity to the city’s cultural district if they so choose.

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The Trinity Trails System

The Trinity Trails are a system of trails along or near the Trinity River in Fort Worth. There are over 40 miles of trails along the river and its tributaries. The trail network connects with 21 parks, the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, The Japanese Garden, Log Cabin Village, the Fort Worth Zoo, the historic Stockyards, and downtown. You could disappear for a whole weekend on that trail and never be bored.

The Trinity Trail also offers 17 trailheads for picnics and rest stops, five boat launches for canoes, kayaks, and sculls, a water-ski slalom course and fishing in a number of spots. For a map of the trail, visit

http://www.trwd.com/wp-content/uploads/trinity-river-trail-map.pdf

Fruitful Hunting

You might want to consider looking for flip-n-fix properties in the areas along this trail. Although the Wall Street Journal article was talking mostly about luxury homes, it did mention a rehab that the owner undertook themselves. Your hunt for the perfect, or at least interesting and profitable, fix-n-flip property might bear fruit in this area.

If you find a deal, give me a call for a quick gap loan to secure the property or for a full fix-n-flip rehabilitation loan. You can e-mail too. I can help with loans in the DFW metro area.

Pat St. Cin

Patrick@InvestorsLendingSource.com

512-213-2271

Austin, Texas

References:

Dizik, A. As Homebuyers Flock in, Fort Worth Embraces its Cowtown Reputation. WSJ, January 17, 2019.

Nashua River Rail Trail 3 photo by Photo by White, Michael A. at English Wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons.

In-a-Hurry Loan to Cover the Gap

There are several reasons why a fix-n-flip investor might want to secure a fast loan to cover a gap. A gap loan, as the name implies, is a loan that bridges a span of time. It helps you gain control of a property quickly even if you are still scrambling to get all your paperwork done for a full rehabilitation loan.

A Buyer in a Hurry
At some time or other, you might face a seller in a hurry. One situation that puts a seller in a hurry is foreclosure. Many property owners in this situation are in denial so they wait until the last week or so, or even days, before the foreclosure sale to act on saving their credit. To save their credit, they must pay the bank all they owe on the mortgage right now. The house might actually be worth much more than what they owe if they have been paying on the loan a long time or put a large payment down on it. But, a foreclosure on their record will ruin their credit. So, for them, it is better to sell at a discount and survive to buy another house another day.

In this scenario, an owner in foreclosure has agreed to sell the property to you at a steep discount, but they need to close the deal quickly. You, the investor, want to buy this property and you make an offer. However, the competition is extremely stiff, and another investor is sitting in the wings waiting to obtain the property. Your offer locks up control of the property temporarily. You need to move quickly to secure a loan. Normally the loan process takes a minimum of 7 working days and typically takes 10-15 working days.

A Nonrefundable Deposit

Another reason you might need funding in a hurry is that you have stumbled upon a wholesale purchase with a tight deadline to close, perhaps 2 to 5 days. The property is ideal for your purposes and you want to make an offer. However, if you don’t get the deal closed by the deadline, you will lose the nonrefundable deposit you are required to put down and control of the property you are seeking.

 

mind_the_gap

Getting Control of the Property

Here is where obtaining a gap loan is useful. A gap loan allows you to purchase the property as is while you are in the process of obtaining a rehab loan. The gap loan can be secured in 2 to 3 days typically. Your strategy is to obtain control of the property through this gap loan, begin paperwork to refinance the loan immediately and eventually complete the rehab and offer the property for sale.

REI Capital Resources has funds available for fix-n-flip loans with terms up to 6 to 9 months with a minimum of 3 months.

Fix-n-Flip Option 2

E-mail or call for more information on minimum and maximum loan amounts, interest rates, terms, and fees for specific project. I can help you with first liens only and these loans are limited to the Austin, DFW, Houston, and San Antonio Metro areas.

Pat St.Cin

Patrick@reicapital.cash

512-213-2271

Austin, Texas

That Shiny Top Matters

Texture and Color

Even if you don’t cook, but you are interested in successfully fixing and reselling a home as an investment, you need to develop a passion, or at least an interest, in countertops. It seems to be the first thing everyone wants to change in their house or in one they are looking at to buy. Either it is not the right material, it is not the right color, or there is just not enough of it. When it comes to kitchen countertops, the lumber yard has almost as many choices as the cereal isle in the grocery store. There are the different materials themselves; and then beyond that, there are textures and colors that add to the variety.

Dusting and Resale

I wonder why the kitchen counter has become such a focal point. I have my own ideas. First, I think it has to do with cleanliness. Cracks and porous materials can hide bacteria. But I also think it has to do with visual deprivation, a response to the minimalist approach to decorating.

When I was a child, I loved to walk across the unfenced backyards behind my grandparents’ house to the house of a little old lady who lived on the corner. She always let me in to admire her china dog collection. The house was full of more than dogs from all over the world though. It was filled with beautiful objects in ceramic, plaster, iron, wood, glass, and cotton thread. There were figurines of dogs and birds, glass fronted cabinets of vases, crystal, salt cellars, pitchers, and salt and pepper shakers in all shapes and colors. There were heavy door stops shaped like sheep or bears and small dollied tables.

All these wonderful things needed to be dusted. I think that is why the maximal style of furnishing bit the dust; too much dusting.

A Focal Point in Open Concept

Cleaning is much easier when there is less to work around. But, maybe it is because we have become visually deprived by this turn in furnishing fashion that we focus so much attention on the kitchen counter. In many open-concept homes, the kitchen is the center of the living area. The cook wants to be a part of the action, and so the kitchen is exposed. It is not the couple of added on rooms behind a wall off the dining room like it was in my grandma’s day. As the kitchen counter surely is a useful area, the minimalist can take pleasure in its expanse and beauty and still not have “too many things,” just one beautiful thing in the middle of everything to look at and display.

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The kitchen counter even made the Wall Street Journal this week. In an article by Robyn A. Friedman on December 26.

“Quartz is All the Rage”

The variety of countertop materials has grown like the number of cereals in the cereal isle at the grocer since 1960. Formica laminate is not the only choice any longer. There is granite, quartz, agate, glass, wood, and for those with a more industrial taste, stainless steel.

“Quartz is all the rage now,” Bill Feinberg of Allied Kitchen and Bath, tells Ms. Friedman. Quartz is an engineered stone that has the look and feel of natural stone and comes in all colors, even white. It resists scratches and stains and never needs to be sealed because it is nonporous. It costs about $50.0 to $100.00 a square foot, including installation.

Granite is found all over the world and comes in many colors with interesting vein patterns. There are many finishes to choose from including, polished, honed, leathered. It is pre-sealed for durability. The price for granite is $50.00 to $75.00 a square foot installed.

Glass is available in many thicknesses and colors. It is nonporous, can be backlit, and display a work of art between its layers. However, it will chip and crack if you drop the canning pressure cooker on it. Glass costs $200.00 to $300.00 a square foot installed.

Agate slabs are a work of art all by themselves and they are semiprecious. Agate can be backlit as well. An agate countertop will cost you $300.00 to $500.00 a square foot installed.

Butcher Block is also available in many kinds of wood from unfinished European Walnut to Ash and Birch. Wood offers warmth and natural beauty. It can be unfinished, oiled, or stained. For the price of a sheet, see your call hardware store.

Topping it Off

Whether your own tastes follows the minimalist or the maximalist anyone in the business of remodeling a house for resale, needs to keep their ear to the ground about what is the latest in kitchen counter fashion. You need to take an interest in the kitchen counter and the choice of and cost of the materials used to top it.

Reference: Friedman, R. A. Countertops Limited Only by Your Budget and Imagination. WSJ December 26, 2018.

Patrick@InvestorsLendingSource.com

512-213-2271

Austin, Texas

 

How to Use a Hard Money Loan to Get Your Real Estate Property Ready to Sell

How Much Money Do You Need?

There are some basic things you need to know before you can get a hard money loan. First, you need to know how much you need to borrow and how much collateral you have. You begin by finding out how much your real property (house or apartment complex) is worth as is.1 Note the words “as is.” You can get this information from a real estate appraiser. Then you ask them to make a second estimate about how much more the property will be worth if obvious repairs are made.

IMG_00003652Next, get a remodeling contractor to give you a bid on the repairs and a plan or time frame the repairs will take. You might want to get several bids and choose the one that looks best to you.

How Much Collateral Do You Have?

Second, find out how much you owe on the property. The difference between the amount you owe and the appraised value of the property is your equity. It is the equity that will determine how much the lender will lend you.2 Compare the amount of the cost of the repairs to your equity after the repair is make. If your equity is larger than the repairs, you might be able to make a profit after paying off the loan.

IMG_00003655

The amount of money you need to borrow is the amount the repairs will cost plus a cushion of maybe 15 percent. The amount of collateral you can offer the lender is the equity in the real property. If the equity value of the real property is larger than the amount it will take to fix the property up, you have collateral to get a hard money loan.

Who Are the Lenders?

Hard money loans are typically issued by private investors (individuals or groups) lending their own money to borrowers with real property. The real property is their protection for making the loan and will be taken if the loan is not repaid. The primary basis for making a hard money loan is the liquidation value of the collateral backing the note.3  While the bank on the street corner will check basically everything before issuing a loan, including your credit scores, your income, the stability of your income, any missed payments, the amount of outstanding credit you have, and how the internal revenue service feels about you, the hard money lender will be are more interested in the value of your collateral than in your credit history. The hard money lender will determine the value of the property by getting an independent appraisal.

How Much Will It Cost Me?

Interest rates on a hard money loan will start at about 7.7 percent.1 The rate will depend on several things, including the liquidity of the asset. If the house you are repairing is in a bad neighborhood, it might be hard to sell even after it is remodeled and thus the interest rate on the loan will be higher. Broker fees also apply if a broker helped you find the funding source.

IMG_00003705_edit

The broker offers personal service to the borrower and administrative service to the lender. They give advice, do the paperwork, and make the phone calls involved in the transaction. They will also have the day-to-day experience and contacts to find the best rates for you. They then pass on the completed application to the lender.

Summary

In summary, if you are in a bad credit situation, have equity in real property you own, anticipate a project that will not take too long, and need money quickly, the hard money loan is probably for you.

If you find a deal, give me a call for a quick closing fix-n-flip rehabilitation loan. You can e-mail too.

Patrick@InvestorsLendingSource.com

Austin, Texas

512-213-2271

References

1. Hard Money Loans: A Complete Guide. California Hard Money Direct. Available at https://californiahardmoneydirect.net/2017/04/21/hard-money-loans-guide/. Retrieved November 2018.

2. Justine Pritchard, Hard Money Basics, How Hard Money Loans Work. Available online at https://www.thebalance.com/hard-money-basics-315413. Updated October 31, 2018. Accessed November 2018.

3. Wikipedia. Hard Money Loan. Available online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_money_loan/. Accessed November 16, 2018.

 

 

 

$141,500 Fractionalized First Note Closed

Loan Closings —They are what we are all about, what keeps us going. I am taking this time to celebrate, share the news, and be thankful.

Patrick@InvestorsLendingSource.com, 512-213-2271

Recently Closed Private Loan
$141,500 Loan Closed
Fractionalized First Note
Fix-n-Flip SFR
San Antonio

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