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How to Launch Your Retirement Through Private Lending

How to Launch Your Retirement Through Private Lending

Launch your retirement!

The most common ways to save for retirement are the stock market, 401Ks, and other retirement savings accounts. They’re common journeys most people take when they start putting money away for their future.

But did you know there’s another frontier to explore when it comes to preparing for retirement?

Although it’s a frontier that’s been around for centuries, and it’s a frontier that’s helped many, it’s not exactly a frontier people think to explore.

But this frontier can lead to lucrative cash flow and a safe, comfortable, and happy future.

We’re talking about private lending.


Private lending can launch your retirement savings into a whole new universe. Compared to the stock market, which is volatile, and retirement savings accounts, which are questionable, private lending is consistent, easy, and safe. And, most importantly, profitable.

What is private lending?

Simply put, you become a bank for someone who needs cash. And, in the real estate world, that someone is a fix and flipper, rental owner, or another property investor.

These real estate investors can’t always rely on a traditional bank for funding.  Either because they can’t meet a bank’s strict qualifications, or because they need to buy a property super fast…and banks don’t close deals super fast.

So, they turn to private lenders. Private lenders, like you, lend them the money they need and charge them interest for it.

The amount of interest you charge is up to you. Most private lenders make between 5% and 12%. You can’t make that kind of interest by letting your money sit in a bank. And you can’t know for sure you’ll make it through the stock market.

So, how do you become a private lender? Well, there are a couple of ways to get going.

The easiest way is through companies like ours. We connect private lenders with real estate investors, and help with all the paperwork and other steps that secure your money.

Or, if you’d rather explore the private lending frontier on your own, then you can work directly with real estate investors. This is best known in the business as OPM (Other People’s Money). OPM puts you directly in the pilot’s seat, and you get to decide your path…and the risks that come with it.

Private lending is definitely a worthwhile adventure! If you’re ready to learn more about it and launch your retirement, then our team is always here to help.

Why You Can Be Thankful as a Private Lender

Why You Can Be Thankful as a Private Lender

If you’re thinking about becoming a private lender, then there are a few things you can look forward to being thankful for.


Make Money

First, the most obvious, can make money in an easy, secured way. You don’t have to pick up hammer, worry about contractors, or stress out about getting a big project done in a short amount of time. All you have to do is find people who like fixing and flipping and lend them the money to do all of that hard work.

Boost Retirement Savings

Second, you can take the money you make and boost your retirement savings. You don’t have to worry about unpredictable fluctuations in the stock market or depend on low interest rates at the bank. You can make consistent, solid income with a safe and secured investment.

Positive Impact

Third, and the least thought about, you can make an extremely positive impact on your community.

Without your ability to lend money to fix and flippers, rental owners, and other real estate investors, communities would slowly deteriorate and eventually fall into disarray.

Think about the HGTV show, Good Bones. A mother and daughter team up to fix homes that have aged and withered throughout their neighborhood. But, home by home, they’ve revitalized and given their community new life. They given it value, once again.

That’s what all fix and flippers do.

They find neighborhoods, towns, and cities that have fallen into disrepair, and breath fresh life into them. By doing this, they revive the economy because people want to live there again. Schools, safety, and quality of life rise drastically.

But the only way this all can happen is if fix and flippers can find money to do their work. And many of them can’t walk into a bank and get a loan, either because they can’t meet the bank’s strict requirements, or because they need to buy a property FAST. We’re talking about closing homes within days, not months. Banks can’t do that.

So, they need private funding from people like you. People who have money they want to invest.

So, why not invest it in your local community…or a community of your choosing? Say, the hometown you grew up in? Perhaps it’s seen better days and needs some new life before it fades and falls off the map completely?

Private lending is something you can truly be thankful for. So why not give it a try if you’re looking to invest in real estate the easy way?

My Credit Score...What's That About?

Money Chat: My Credit Score…What’s That About?

When you need a loan, do you ever think, “My credit score…What’s that about?”

Well, during our next Money Chat, Mike Bonn is going to answer all of your questions. He’s also going to share insider tips on how to raise your score so you can get the best loan possible.

My Credit Score...What's That About

Want to join Mike’s Money Chat? Then register for FREE here.

Mike will answer common questions like:

  • Is this based on my credit?
  • Will you pull my credit?
  • How can I boost my credit score? 
  • What score do I need to get the best rates?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how your credit score impacts your loan options…and, more importantly, your cash flow and profits.

When: Thursday, September 30th, 11 AM MST

Where: Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at https://my.demio.com/ref/lw8s3Krd8n4vKXqo

Can’t make it? No problem. We run free Money Chats every week to make sure you have an opportunity to listen, learn, and ask all of your questions.

Mike and the rest of the Hard Money Mike/Cash Flow Mortgage Company team looks forward to seeing you on Thursday.

If you have any questions about our weekly Money Chats, then our team is here to answer them any time.

Happy investing!

Private Lender: How to Invest in Real Estate without Flipping or Renting

Private Lender: How to Invest in Real Estate without Flipping or Renting

Did you know you can be a private lender?

That’s right. And today we’re going to show you how to invest in real estate without resorting to fixing and flipping or fixing and renting.

It’s true. Everyone can put their money to work, even if they don’t want to put their muscles to work. If you want, you can skip the hammers, ladders, and paint. No need to groan over dust-covered floors, clothes, and, well, everything. And forget about stressing over contractors and delayed projects.

You can invest in real estate without ever stepping foot inside a property.

How to Invest in Real Estate Without Flipping or Renting

How is this possible?

Well, it’s fairly easy.

Rather than rolling up your sleeves and searching, buying, fixing, and selling/renting properties, you can become a private lender.

What does being a private lender mean?

Simply put, you become a bank for fix and flippers or rental owners. Rather than these real estate investors going to a “real” bank or traditional lender, they come to you for money.

And you get to charge them interest for using your money.

Interest rates vary in private lending, but one thing is for sure. You’ll earn WAY more interest in real estate than in your bank account. Because banks pay far less interest than real estate investors.

Private Lender

Now, there are a couple of ways to become a private lender.

The Easy Way

The easiest way to get started is through companies like our sister company, The Note Shop. We connect private lenders with real estate investors (aka, fix and flippers and rental owners).

When you use a company like ours, you don’t need to:

  • Search for fix and flippers/rental owners that need funding.
  • Interview flippers/rental owners to determine how much you can trust them with your money.
  • Review real estate portfolios. Again, to establish trust. How much experience does this real estate investor have? What’s the quality of their work?
  • Analyze properties to make sure they’re worth the investment.
  • Prepare loan documents, like deeds of trust and mortgages.
  • Handle escrow draws.
  • Oversee the life of the loan, including all payments, extensions, and modifications.

You can skip ALL of that, and let our team do the work for you. That means we handle the entire list above.

Not you.

All you have to do is wait for a call or email from our team to inform you there’s a loan available. If you’re happy with it, then you just have to head to your bank and send a wire to a licensed and trusted title company (First American, Old Republic, Fidelity, etc.).

And then watch the plump interest payments hit your bank account every month.

It’s simple, it’s lucrative, and it’s way easier than fixing or renting a property yourself. Let someone else do the work, right?

Do It Yourself

Now, if you’re experienced and confident in private lending, then you can work directly with real estate investors. This is best known in the business as OPM (Other People’s Money).

We actually encourage our flipper and rental clients to seek out OPM as a funding option because it’s really the cheapest path to buying properties. Because they don’t have to pay a traditional lender multiple fees and points. Instead, they can focus on interest-only loans.

How much interest should you charge? Well, that’s really up to you and your client. When you’re in the driver’s seat, you get decide how big of a risk you’d like to take with your money. And that risk is based trust.

Do you trust them to:

  1. Pay you back?
  2. Buy, fix, and flip a property within your agreed upon timeline? (Or refinance into a traditional loan so you can invest your money elsewhere?)
  3. Sell or rent a property for what they claim it’s worth after they repair it?

In addition to trust, you also need to be willing to tackle the entire to-do list we mentioned above (evaluating investors and deals, preparing documents, overseeing the loan, etc.). This is completely doable! But, again, it comes down to how much risk and work you want to take on.

If you want to make the most money possible while doing the least amount of work, then relying on The Note Shop or a similar company to help you is perfect.

So, there you have it! You can invest in real estate without picking up a hammer or worrying about a bad contractor.

Believe us when we say, private lending is easy, lucrative, and EASY!

Do you want to talk about investing your money in real estate without breaking a sweat? Good! Our team is always here to chat.

Happy investing!