Why Use a Loan to Flip a House?

When it comes to financing a house flip, some fix-and-flip investors won't use a loan to flip a house because they prefer to use their own cash reserves. There are also some flip investors who always use borrowed capital—both to maintain liquidity and to increase cash-on-cash ROI—even if they have plenty of cash in the …

How to Use a Fix-and-Flip Loan to “Close as Cash” on a Cash-Only Property Purchase

When the seller of a distressed property stipulates "cash only," it is often because they need to close the deal quickly, and they are looking for a buyer who does not need to wait for approval from a lender to fund the purchase. This type of seller cannot risk having the sale fall through due …

Does a Real Estate Investor Need Good Credit to Get a Fix-and-Flip Loan?

If you are a fix-and-flip investor seeking additional capital to begin your next house flip, you may be considering a fix-and-flip loan from a private hard money lender—and you might be wondering how your credit history could impact your loan approval. If you have ever applied for a conventional mortgage, you know that a bank's decision …

Los Angeles is a Real Estate Market to Watch

According to a recent article in the LA Times, Los Angeles is ranked number one in North America for property buying. This is based on a CBRE Group survey of global real estate investors with a combined total of $1.7 trillion to spend on property in 2017. And globally, it ranks among other top choices including …