Will Your Property Appraise?

You’ll want to consider these things when choosing an investment property because hard money lenders will require an appraisal to fund your loan.

Hard money lenders have to protect their investments and one of the ways they do that is by performing a property appraisal to determine the value of the home before renovation, compared to after.

There are some steps you can take when choosing your fix and flip property that will help the home appraise and get your proposal accepted by a Arizona hard money lender so you can get that money in your hands to begin the project!

Great Location

If your real estate investment opportunity is a fix and flip, it’s important to have a property that’s in a desirable location to ensure you attract buyers easily. Check what types of businesses are in the vicinity of the property and distance from busy streets. Those both will have an effect on the value of the home and can determine your loan amount from the hard money lender.

Floor plan

This is one of the most important things to consider about your property. If you’re looking for a fix and flip you want to see it from that buyer’s point of view. Could you envision someone or a family living in that home? If you’re looking at a commercial property, is it set up to have cubicles installed if the renter so chooses?

Neighborhood Trends

Every city has trends when it comes to desirable neighborhoods. You’ll want to be on the nose with where the population is moving and how quickly those homes are getting taken off the market. If you’re looking at commercial investment property you want to know where businesses are thriving and sticking around through the ups and downs of the economy.

If you have a real estate investment opportunity and want to work with a Arizona hard money lender to make your dream come true, contact Level 4 Funding today and we can hear your proposal, appraise the property, and fund the loan quickly to get you on the way to earning real estate money!



Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701
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 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.
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Advantages to Fix and Flip Loans

Think fix and flip loans are the trendiest expensive hair do-up in the fashion world? Read on—this could help you out in ways far more permanent (pun intended) than a haircut.

Simply put, this type loan is dispensed when the buyer wants to purchase property with the intent of selling it once it is renovated—this is the flip. Most of such properties are in need of some repair and a good percentage of them need major work in order to command the best price. Once properly marketed and sold at a profit, the purchaser can then pay off their loan and still have cash in hand.

Defined as short-termers, fix and flip loansare taken by clientswho desire to buy, do the necessary repair work and sell their investment within a year following the purchase. Property appraisals are done both before buying and afterwards. It is advisable to deal with businesspeople you already know or private investors that can determine your ability to complete the project following your receiving the needed funding.

There are considerable advantages in using this type funding, a major one being that private lenders are not forced to run your credit history through a sieve as are conventional ones, such as a bank or mortgage company.

These groups are set up with rules that basically stop the entire loan application if one glitch or blot turns up. Time passes, the property could be sold to another buyer and your application may very well be turned down, which puts you back where you started.

Beginners to the field of investment generally have some if not a lot of difficulty getting needed funding. Escrow accounts or personal guarantees, perhaps both, may have to be completed and shown to a lender before money can change hands. Interest rates can on a yearly basis run as high as 20 percent.

Are there other advantages to fix and flip loans?

A real relief to investors is the time element involved in applying for this type of funding. Someone who has been in an established business and knows all the details involved can close a loan in less than two weeks, as opposed to banks that can take more than six months.

A second positive point is if the investor’s business is one with a good performance record, the less they will have to ‘pay’ for the loan—interest, fees and the like. Sometimes the borrower can have several projects in progress at once if they are allocated 100 percent of funding applied for.

Private lenders, however, are in the business of making money for themselves and looking to have you repair a property as soon as possible, get it on the market and pay off the loan quickly. One way they have of assuring this is to attach a lien for their security and as an instigator for the borrower, who will work harder in order to avoid losing whatever is attached to the loan.

Fix and flip loans are not the answer for every investor with an idea to make money—you need to know both advantages and disadvantages of this type funding. Know all the facts, take the time needed to learn all you can and then work on making your idea a reality.


Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701

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 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

© 2016 Level 4 Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright | Privacy Policy | *Terms & Conditions

verdana, geneva style=””>Why Construction Loans are Key to Coping with Inventory Shortages

It’s no secret that the country is experiencing a major housing shortage. Construction loans in Arizona will play a pivotal role in relieving it.

CNBC recently reported on the national housing shortage. Supply is way down, thanks to increasing demand and favorable mortgage rates. At present, there are 1.77 million homes on the market, but experts say it would only take 3.9 months for the stock to be depleted entirely. It may sound like a lot, but a balanced market usually equates to about a six-month supply and stock has been dropping steadily over the past five months. Vacancy rates for single-family homes sit at 6.8%, down 7.1% from a year ago.

Challenges are greatest for those trying to purchase homes for the first time, with entry-level properties in the $100,000 to $250,000 range seeing a 6% drop in availability compared to one year ago. Part of this is driven by Millennials who have endured difficult economic times and are just now feeling strong and confident enough to take the plunge.

Inventory reductions are even more significant in certain parts of the country. Phoenix, for example, has 15% less housing available than it did a year ago. Austin and Las Vegas have seen 14% drops as well. Despite the respective high cost of housing overall, the state of California has also taken a major hit, which experts attribute to the increase in tech jobs available.

Investors are Being Successful with Both Sell and Hold Strategies

The seller’s market makes it harder for fix-and-flip strategies to work, simply because it’s that much harder to find an ideal property at a good rate that will provide adequate returns. This has more people turning to construction loans for more control over the process and profits. In many cases, investors are grabbing up undeveloped property within high-demand neighborhoods and subdividing plots to get more mileage, but homeowners are increasingly willing to buy in outlying areas just to have a place they can call their own at an affordable price. Ultimately, savvy investors are using their construction loans to build and sell fast, with some concern that the favorable conditions are due for a shift, much like they did last year when a spike in interest rates helped correct the market to some degree. Others are leveraging a hold strategy, converting their financing to a long-term option after the build. Given the steady increases in rent prices, which now sit at a 4% hike year-on-year, the strategy is paying off and may continue even if interest rates put a dent in purchasing.

Alternative lending is giving investors a helping hand.

Despite the fact that market conditions call for more housing and builders can’t keep up, Arizona construction loans through traditional lending sources like banks are in short supply. Although they’re actively courting homebuyers and tempting with great terms, they’re not extending the same options to builders or investors. Alternative lending, hard money in particular, is helping fill the gap. Those interested in taking advantage of the inventory shortage would do well to connect with a hard money broker to explore all the options available.

Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC

I have a feeling that YOU are going
to have a Richer Life!!
Great things are going to happen to you!!
Get ready!! God has blessed you!

Tel: 623-582-4444
Fax: 888-279-6917
Dennis

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112
Phoenix AZ 85027

Equal Housing Opportunity. This is not a Good Faith Estimate and this is not a Guarantee to lend and should not be considered as such. Costs, rates, estimates and terms can only be determined after completion of a full application. Actual payments will vary based on your individual situation and current rates. APR for loans vary from 7.99 – 29.5% and is based on Credit Score, Down Payment, LTV, Income. Mortgage rates could change daily. To get more accurate and personalized results, please call 623 582 4444 to talk to one of our licensed mortgage experts. Terms and conditions of all loan programs are subject to change without notice. Level 4 Funding LLC, 22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112, Phoenix AZ 85027, 623-582-4444 NMLS 1018071 AZMB 0923961 This e-mail is for the exclusive use of the intended recipients, and may contain privileged and confidential information. If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender, delete the e-mail from your computer and do not copy or disclose it to anyone else. Your receipt of this message is not intended to waive any applicable privilege. Neither this e-mail nor any attachment’s establish a client relationship, constitute an electronic signature or provide consent to contract electronically, unless expressly so stated by Dennis Dahlberg RI/CEO, Level 4 Funding LLC, in the body of this e-mail or an attachment. To the extent this message includes any tax or legal advice this message is not intended or written by the sender to be used, and cannot be used, for legal or tax purposes or advice.

v1 Why Your Rotten Credit is Killing Your Arizona Land Loan Prospects (And What You Can Do About verdana, geneva style=””>

Getting an Arizona Land Loanis next to impossible if you’ve got rotten credit. However, you can still grab your slice of heaven with the right products and prep.

Whether you’ve just come across a piece of land that looks like it’ll be a great investment or you’re weighing the benefits of purchasing raw land to build your dream home, one of the most pressing matters will be how to pay for it. Those with great credit have challenges as it is, especially if the plot isn’t tapped into the grid. For those with rotten credit, making that purchase is often nothing more than a pipe dream. What gives?

Banks think Arizona Land Loanpackages are too risky. The reality is, if push comes to shove, you’re going to protect the home you live in as your priority. That’s human nature and the banks know it. The exception is when it’s an investment that’s actively generating cash, but that’s rarely the case for unimproved earth. That in mind, lenders try to make sure you’re never going to have to be in a position to choose whether to keep up with your payments or not, and they do that by looking into your history.

They will dig deep. They’ll check your credit score to make sure you’ve got a good history of paying. They’ll examine your existing debts to ensure you’re not stretched too thin. They’ll look into your cashflow to ensure it’s steady and strong enough to cover the balance for the foreseeable future. And, they’ll find out if you have reserves you can tap into in order to keep paying if things go south. It’s a frustrating process, but they have to minimize their risk, or they’d go bust.

Take Steps to Increase Your Future Eligibility

If rotten credit is impacting your ability to get an Arizona Land Loan, you can take steps to minimize their risk, thereby making yourself a more appealing borrower. Make sure you’re paying all your bills on time every time without fail to improve your credit score. Come up with a personal budget that gets your debts paid off quicker. There are two issues that can hurt your credit here; debt-to-income ratio (DTI) and credit utilization. Experts say up to a 43% DTI will still allow you to qualify for a mortgage, but lenders look for a 36% or less. The catch: this isn’t a traditional mortgage. You’ll need to do better. The same is true of credit utilization. While 30% may be standard for other types of loans, you’re going to have to do better to get specialized financing. With debts paid down, you’ll need to work on establishing reserves. All things considered; it can take years to put yourself in a position to qualify.

Get help through alternative lending now.

The good news is, banks aren’t the only ones who can provide you with an Arizona Land Loan, and having rotten credit is not a barrier to getting funding with certain options. Hard money is one such option which relies more on having a good business plan and solid loan-to-value (LTV) than credit. If it sounds like this is the best option for you, touch base with a broker who specializes in hard money lending who can walk you through the process and get you the best possible rates.

Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC

I have a feeling that YOU are going
to have a Richer Life!!
Great things are going to happen to you!!
Get ready!! God has blessed you!

Tel: 623-582-4444
Fax: 888-279-6917
Dennis

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112
Phoenix AZ 85027

Equal Housing Opportunity. This is not a Good Faith Estimate and this is not a Guarantee to lend and should not be considered as such. Costs, rates, estimates and terms can only be determined after completion of a full application. Actual payments will vary based on your individual situation and current rates. APR for loans vary from 7.99 – 29.5% and is based on Credit Score, Down Payment, LTV, Income. Mortgage rates could change daily. To get more accurate and personalized results, please call 623 582 4444 to talk to one of our licensed mortgage experts. Terms and conditions of all loan programs are subject to change without notice. Level 4 Funding LLC, 22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112, Phoenix AZ 85027, 623-582-4444 NMLS 1018071 AZMB 0923961 This e-mail is for the exclusive use of the intended recipients, and may contain privileged and confidential information. If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender, delete the e-mail from your computer and do not copy or disclose it to anyone else. Your receipt of this message is not intended to waive any applicable privilege. Neither this e-mail nor any attachment’s establish a client relationship, constitute an electronic signature or provide consent to contract electronically, unless expressly so stated by Dennis Dahlberg RI/CEO, Level 4 Funding LLC, in the body of this e-mail or an attachment. To the extent this message includes any tax or legal advice this message is not intended or written by the sender to be used, and cannot be used, for legal or tax purposes or advice.