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Hard Money for the First Time California Fix&Flip Investor

1. So many first time investors are curious about hard money lenders. Who are they? What is it? How do I get some? Is it beneficial? Well, here some of the basic principals about California Hard Money lenders, in particular, if you are thinking about investing in property in the state of California, but have never done it before. First of all, let’s determine what the term “hard money” means. When money is discussed between investors, it is considered to either be “soft” or “hard”. Typically soft money is easier to qualify for and the terms are flexible. Hard money, on the other hand, is just the opposite. It is much more restrictive. Not in that it’s more difficult to obtain, but the terms are very specific and much stricter. They have to be, because most hard money comes from private individuals with a great deal of money on hand at the moment. This is why hard money is also referred to as “private money”, the two terms are interchangeable. Since the money used for investment purposes comes from individual people, just like you and I, not a typical lending institution, their first priority is to protect their investment capital. This is why the terms have to be so strict. So what are some of the terms of “hard money lenders”? Obviously it varies from lender to lender and from an California Hard Money lender to one in another state. It used to be that hard money lenders would lend solely based upon the deal or property at hand. They would only lend up to a certain percentage of the fair market value of the property, that way in the event of default, the hard money lender would profit handsomely if they had to foreclose or sell to an end buyer. Now, you will find that many hard money lenders, if they want to stay in business, require more than just equity to qualify. This is because the laws now are favorable for consumers instead of the lender. Consumer protection laws, time consuming and expensive court procedures, have forced some hard money lenders to become even harsher when applying for a loan, but don’t get discouraged. Hard money loans are there to create opportunity for the first time investor and should not be looked over without giving them serious thought.


Level-4-Funding-Dennis-Dahlberg-Mort[1] Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
http://www.Level4Funding.com
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22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701                                   

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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.

Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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