California Hard Money Loans
Private real estate lending solutions for every investment strategy.
California Hard Money Lenders
We believe private financing will change the lending world just like ride sharing changed transportation. During the 2009 financial crisis we learned that most of the fears associated with private financing (predatory rates, high fees, speculation) were regular practice for the major financial banks. The sharing economy is proof that the most efficient way to conduct business is peer-to-peer where both parties can dictate the terms that are comfortable for their needs. The advantages of traditional mortgages are clear – lower rates from institutions that are highly regulated by the government. However, many shrewd investors realized that speed of approval is just as important as low rates. This is where private hard money loans come into the picture – with a turnaround of days, not weeks – you can secure financing on a deal that requires a fast close and beat other investors with a better offer.
Current trends in California real estate and private money go hand in hand – in home sharing investment strategy, to name one example. Investors quickly jumped on the sharing economy benefits with companies like AirBnB and VRBO, and converted traditional apartments to mini hotels. Daily rentals increases cash flow by up to 60% compared to traditional residential leases. Traditional banks, however, often don’t recognize the higher rents from vacation rentals, or avoid them all together. Private real estate lenders have the flexibility to underwrite short term rentals as collaterals, even with the added regulatory risk.
Another field where private California hard money lenders stepped in is cannabis-related real estate. Federal regulations block a refinance or purchase when the property is part of a cannabis sale or growing marijuana. The void for investors was filled with private lenders, who saw the potential in this space and were willing to take the risks involved in order to reap rewards along with the investors/retailers.
Some of the cities where we are especially active:
Investors looking to purchase multifamily properties in California who are looking to close fast or with credit issues can secure capital with private hard money loans. Considered by many as the safest real estate investment, apartment buildings in California enjoy low vacancy rates and good cap rates. We can provide funding for any investment strategy:
- Cash out
- Renovate and Flip
- Condo conversion
- Vacation rentals
We provide commercial investors with capital solutions for any type of commercial properties. Commercial hard money loans can be used for the following purposes:
- Purchase with a quick all-cash close
- Refinance an existing loan
- Cash out (first or second position)
- Construction loan
- You have bad credit, judgements, bankruptcy on your record
- You are purchasing a non-traditional asset and need a creative solution to a capital problem
- Shopping centers/Retail malls
- Single tenant
- Office buildings
- Industrial building
- Healthcare – nursing homes, hospitals, healthcare centers
Unlike other lending sources, we highly specialize in mobile home parks thanks to our years of experience and depth of knowledge in the field. Mobile home parks and manufactured housing are a unique form of real estate, very different than other residential investments. In fact, every state has a unique set of laws just for mobile home park owners and residents.
With almost every coastal state with a housing crisis, and a fast growing demand for construction goods – we believe manufactured homes are the solution to many of this housing challenges. Mobile home park investors in California can contact us for any of the following purposes:
- Mobile home park purchase
- Neighborhood development
- Senior mobile home park (55 and over)
- Tiny homes
Fix and flip project have two important elements: they wrap up quickly and require capital. This is why real estate professionals in California who seek a fix and flip hard money loan come to us for possible solutions. Private lending are the perfect match for flippers with fast approvals and asset-based lending terms.
Whether it’s a house or duplex – sometimes you can’t wait to sell your current flip to purchase the next fixer-upper. This is where we can come in and provide a ‘bridge loan’ to make sure you don’t miss your next project due to capital challenges.
California Hard Money Laws and Regulations
- Interest rates in California have a cap of 10% for general loans given by non-exempt lenders. Loans secured by real estate may be exempt from interest rate cap – see California Code 1916.1.
- There are other exemptions from the interest rate cap – like loans made by licensed lenders, sellers financing, credit cards and other business loans.
- AB 2753 – Density Bonus Application.
- AB 2847 – Commercial abandonment tenancy.
- AB 519 – Mobile Home park regulations