private lenders

Performance Property Real Estate Question

Key To Getting Private Lenders For Your RE Deals

Q: Gerald, I’ve been paying hard money lenders high interest rates for my rehabs. I’d prefer to have some private lenders. What’s the key to getting private lenders? Eric, Tinton Falls, NJ A: Private lenders (in real estate) are people looking for additional income by passively investing in real estate. I wouldn’t necessarily assume that a private lender will necessarily have lower interest rates or better terms than a hard money lender however, since lending money is not their primary business and because they probably don’t have a lot overhead, you can often negotiate better terms when you borrow short term from a private lender–however, the devil is always in the details. That said, trust is the key to forging […]

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Hard Money Or Private Lender: Which Is Better?

Q: I have a property that I am interested in purchasing with a partner. Would I be able to get a hard money loan or would I be better off with a private lender? Jack, Morristown, NJ A: Good question, Jack. In general, hard money lenders are in the business of lending out money short term for profit–they often borrow and pay interest on the money that they lend too so they are incentivized to charge higher interest rates. Private lenders are typically individuals seeking additional income by passively investing in real estate. Ultimately, access to capital is more important than the amount you pay for it, so if you need money to fund a deal, anything is better than […]

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