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Become a Private Lender: Invest in Real Estate without Flipping or Renting

Private Loans: Invest in Real Estate without Flipping or Renting

Do you know about private loans?

And did you know you can 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. There’s no need to groan over dust-covered floors, clothes, and, well, everything. And forget about stressing over contractors and delayed projects. Because you can invest in real estate without ever stepping foot inside a property.

How is this possible? Well, it’s actually pretty easy.

Rather than rolling up your sleeves and searching, buying, fixing, and selling or 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. 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 A LOT more interest in real estate than in your bank account.

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

#1: A Helping Hand

So, the easiest way to get started is through companies like our sister company, The Note Shop. Through our licensed company, we connect private lenders with real estate investors.

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

  • Search for real estate investors who need funding.
  • Interview them and review their portfolio to determine how much you can trust them with your money.
  • 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.

Yes, 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.

#2: DIY

Or, if you’re experienced and confident in private lending, 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 driver’s seat. Because you get to decide how big of a risk you’d like to take with your money, and that risk is based on trust.

Like, do you trust them to:

  • Pay you back?
  • Buy, fix, and flip a property within your agreed upon timeline?
  • Sell or rent a property for what they claim it’s worth after they repair it?

In addition to trust, you also need to tackle the entire to-do list we mentioned above. This is completely doable! But, again, it comes down to how much risk and work you want to take on.

So, there you have it! You can invest in real estate without ever picking up a hammer.

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

Ready to talk about investing your money in real estate without breaking a sweat? Great! Because our team is always here to chat.

Happy investing!

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How Your Credit Score is Robbing You

Credit Score 101: How Your Credit Score is Robbing You

In this session of Credit Score 101, we’d like to introduce you to Sally Payday and Joe Robber.

Sally Payday is a wonderful guest. When she shows up on your front doorstep, she brings a smile, hug, and a bag of cash with her.

Joe Robber, on the other hand, doesn’t knock. He strolls right inside and steals money out of your wallet. Then takes it and runs!

So, who can you expect a visit from? Sally? Or Joe?

Well, it all depends on what credit score Mr. FICO gives you.

Mr. FICO can be a tough cookie, especially if you:

  • Forget to pay your bills
  • Overuse your credit cards
  • Or don’t use enough credit…meaning, you don’t have enough or any

Believe it or not, having debt can be a good thing. Because when you don’t have any, Mr. FICO doesn’t know you exist. Therefore, he can’t give you a credit score—or he can only give you a low one.

And if you have a low score, then, unfortunately, you can expect a visit from Joe Robber. Because a low score means you pay higher interest rates on your house, car, and other loans.

And if you’re paying higher rates, then Joe gets to take more of your money.

Which makes him a very happy man.

He loves stealing all the cash you could be using to save up for a dream vacation, a healthier lifestyle, or a more comfortable retirement.

Meanwhile, Sally Payday takes a different approach.

She doesn’t like to take money. She likes to make sure it stays in your bank account. But she can only visit people who have good credit scores. Because a good credit score means you pay cheaper rates.

And cheaper rates mean lower bills. Which means you can pay for your trip, gym membership, retirement, or anything else that would make your life better.

Sally Payday and Joe Robber are not one-time visitors. They show up on your doorstep every month.

And every month, Sally brings cash, and Joe steals it.

Which one would you rather welcome into your life?

Because it’s really your choice.

Everyone can have a good credit score. Even if you don’t have one now, it’s within your reach. You don’t need to keep letting Joe in the house. And Sally’s just standing there on the sidewalk, ready to present you with a bag of cash.

Want to find out how you can raise your score? Check out some of our other videos on our Youtube channel.

You can also join our live series How to Invest in Real Estate. Every Thursday at 11 AM MST, real estate expert, Mike Bonn answers all of your questions and shares expert tips on improving your credit score, investing in real estate, and building a comfortable retirement.

Happy investing!

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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!

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Second Chance Money Chat: How to Fund a Flip

Second Chance Money Chat: How to Fund a Flip and Other Deals

If you missed Tuesday’s Money Chat with lending expert, Mike Bonn, then here’s your second chance to learn how to fund a flip and other deals.

Mike will be hosting another Money Chat tomorrow, Thursday, September 2nd at 11 a.m.

During tomorrow’s chat, Mike will answer all of your questions on How to Fund a Flip.

If you’ve always wanted to get into the fix and flip game, but don’t know where to start when it comes to buying properties, then this Money Chat is perfect for you!

This is your chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending professional.

Money Chat Encore: How to Fund a Flip

If you’d like to join Mike’s Money Chat tomorrow, then you can register for FREE here.

During the virtual call, Mike will answer common questions like:

  • What are my funding options?
  • What is hard money?
  • How do I qualify? What credit score do I need? Income? Experience?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to get going in real estate investing…and how to pay for your properties.

Can’t make it to tomorrow’s chat? Then go ahead and let us know. If there’s enough interest, we’ll set up more Money Chats on how to fund a flip. Or you can reach out to our team and schedule a time for a one-on-one call. That way you have an opportunity to ask all of your questions on how to fund a flip (and any other value-add property).

But we hope to see you and other like-minded investors for tomorrow’s chat! As a reminder, here are the details to join:

When?

Tomorrow at 11 AM MST

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at my.demio.com/ref/1j9cO1wJ3Co6QkW1

Mike and the rest of the Hard Money Mike/Cash Flow Mortgage Company team looks forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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

Happy investing!

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Money Chat: How to Fund a Flip

Don’t Forget to Join the Money Chat: How to Fund a Flip

Want to know more on how to fund a flip? Then don’t forget to join our Money Chat tomorrow with lending expert, Mike Bonn.

During Tuesday’s Money Chat, Mike will spend time answering all of your questions on how to fund a flip and other real estate deals.

If you’ve always wanted to get into the real estate game, but don’t know where to start when it comes to buying properties, then this Money Chat is perfect for you!

This is your chance to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending professional.

Money Chat Reminder: How to Fund a Flip

If you’d like to join Mike’s Money Chat tomorrow, then you can register for FREE here.

During the virtual call, Mike will answer common questions like:

  • What are my funding options?
  • What is hard money?
  • How do I qualify? What credit score do I need? Income? Experience?

By the end of the money chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to get going in real estate investing…and how to pay for your properties.

Can’t make it to tomorrow’s chat? No problem, because we’re running another Money Chat on Thursday. That way you have an opportunity to listen, learn, and ask all of your questions on how to fund a flip (and any other value-add property).

And if you miss both Money Chat, no sweat. We’ll be hosting many more in the future. Plus, our team is always here to assist you.

So, mark your calendar!

When?

Tomorrow at 6 PM MST

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at my.demio.com/ref/1j9cO1wJ3Co6QkW1

Mike Bonn and the rest of the Hard Money Mike/Cash Flow Mortgage Company looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday or Thursday (or both).

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

Happy investing!

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New Money Chat: How to Fund a Flip

New Money Chat: How to Fund a Flip…and Other Real Estate Deals

During our next Money Chat, lending expert Mike Bonn will discuss How to Fund a Flip (and other real estate deals).

If you’ve always wanted to get into real estate investing, but you have no idea where to start when it comes to buying properties, then this Money Chat is perfect for you.

We invite you to join other like-minded real estate investors and ask all of your questions to a lending expert.

How to Fund a Flip

Are you interested in joining Mike’s Money Chat? Then register for FREE here.

During the chat, you can expect Mike to answer common questions like:

  • What are my funding options?
  • What is hard money?
  • How do I qualify? What credit score do I need? Income? Experience?

By the end of the Money Chat, you should have a much better grasp of how to get going in real estate investing.

Can’t make it? It’s okay, because we’re running a second Money Chat next Thursday. That way you have an opportunity to listen, learn, and ask all of your questions on how to fund a flip (and any other value-add property). And if you miss next week’s chats, no problem because Mike will be hosting many more in the future.

So, mark your calendar!

When?

Tuesday, August 31 @ 6 PM MST

OR

Thursday, September 2 @ 11 AM

Where?

Virtual nationwide.

Register for free at my.demio.com/ref/1j9cO1wJ3Co6QkW1

Mike and the rest of the Hard Money Mike team looks forward to seeing you on Tuesday or Thursday (or both).

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

Happy investing!

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How to Get an Easy Rental Loan in 3 Steps

How to Get an Easy Rental Loan in 3 Steps

If you want to close a real estate deal fast and easy, then you need an Easy Rental Loan.

But to take advantage of these loans—and their affordable, long-term fixed rates—you need to study up a little bit with 3 easy questions. If you can answer each one, then you’ll be able to get a loan that’s perfect for you—and your cash flow!

 

Does your rent cover all of your costs?

It’s time to pull out your rental property calculator and add up your costs. These include your mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, and any HOA fees. You should aim to charge a rent that covers these monthly expenses. If it does, then it’ll help lower your rates and obtain higher loan-to-value products.

 Do you have a good credit score?

Sure, you can get an Easy Rental Loan with a score in the low 600’s, but it’ll cost you. Dearly. We’re talking about adding a point or more to your interest rate. That extra cost can suck your cash flow dry by adding another $200 to $400 a month to your payment.

If you need some tips to raise your credit score, check out some of our other videos on our YouTube Channel!

Are you working with a lender who offers many options and programs?

Why is this important? Because every mortgage company has an ideal client, and you want to make sure your real estate lender has an option for you. Something that’ll fit your needs at the lowest cost so you can keep more money in your pocket, pay less at closing, and boost your monthly cash flow.

That’s it! Those are the 3 key questions you need to answer before you dive into an Easy Rental Loan. And if one of them caused you to stumble, no worries. Our team is always here to help.

Happy investing!

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How to Get a Loan for Your Rental Property Investment

How to Get a Loan for Your Rental Property Investment

Are you looking for a lightning fast, easy loan for your rental property investment? Something that comes with affordable, long-term fixed rates?

Then we have your solution.

We call it the Easy Rental Loan, but you might notice that other lenders in the real estate industry call it a DSCR loan (debt service coverage ratio loan).

Yeah, we’ll stick with Easy Rental Loan, because it’s just easier to remember!

 

All you really need to know about this type of loan is that it revolves around 2 key items:

  1. A decent credit score,
  2. And a lease that covers the monthly cost of your property.

What do we mean by “monthly costs”? Well, if you look at most rental property calculators, they have you add up the following to see what you owe on the rental property each month:

  • Mortgage payment
  • Property taxes
  • Insurance
  • HOA fee

If your property positively cash flows (aka, you make more than you spend on the property), then you can qualify for an Easy Rental Loan. Better yet, you can still qualify for good interest rates and a 30-year fixed term.

Better still, you don’t have to worry about submitting tax returns, being in business for 2 or more years, or having too many financed properties.

It really doesn’t get easier than that.

So, if you’re looking for a fast, efficient, and, most importantly, EASY solution to funding your rental and other value-add properties, then look no further. We’ve got an Easy Rental Loan waiting for you.

Ready to chat about your cash flow options? Great, our team is here and eager to set you on a path that helps you make the kind of money you need to live the life you want!

Happy investing!

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Real Estate Funding Solutions: Welcome to The Cash Flow Mortgage Company

Real Estate Funding Solutions: Welcome to The Cash Flow Mortgage Company

If you’re looking for fast real estate funding from a team that truly cares about your cash flow, then welcome to the Cash Flow Mortgage Company.

Because we believe that cash flow makes life flow!

The Cash Flow Mortgage Company is a rare, one-stop-shop for all your real estate investment deals. Gone are the days of working with multiple lenders for one property. We have everything you need to generate positive cash flow and make life a whole lot easier.

Among our many services, we offer:

Non-traditional and hard money funding

Non-traditional and hard money loans are perfect for fix and flips, rentals, and BRRRRs, and other value-add properties. Furthermore, they’re ideal for real estate investors who need to move FAST or might need to get creative with qualifications. For example, if you don’t have tax returns (or don’t want to use them), then we have a loan for you. Or if you’re real estate portfolio needs some work, we can help you build it so you can eventually apply for a long-term bank loan.

Traditional funding

If you’ve got the qualifications, then we’ve got long-term, low-rate loans for you!

Bridge loans (aka, gap funding)

If you want to ensure your cash flow doesn’t take a major hit when the market is tight, or if you’re stuck in a project and need temporary funding, then a bridge loan is perfect.

Credit score boosting tips

The better your credit score, then the better your interest rates. And the better your interest rates, then better your loan products. Which means you spend way less money every month.

Ready to get going? Great, we’re here to help. Our team is eager to set you on a path the helps you make the kind of money you need to live the life you want!

Happy investing!

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Busting Myths: How You CAN Afford Hard Money

Busting Myths: How You CAN Afford Hard Money

It’s time to start busting myths about hard money, and discover how you CAN afford hard money.

Today, we’re going to bust one of the most common misconceptions about this investor-friendly lending option:

“Hard money is too expensive!”

False!

When you get a hard money loan, it doesn’t mean you have to automatically pay 12% interest or more.

In fact, if you take these 3 steps, the cost of your hard money loan will be drastically reduced:

Prove you have experience.

If you show a hard money lender you’ve completed real estate deals successfully, then they’ll feel more confident in giving you money. And confidence means better rates.

How can you show your experience? The best way is to present a real estate portfolio with before and after pictures, budgets, and profits earned.

Be willing to put money down at closing.

If you have skin in the game, then a lender will likely be more willing to lower the cost of your loan. Why? Because it reduces their risk.

But how much money should you try to put down at closing? Ideally, 10% or more. But even as much as 5% will help lower your loan’s cost.

Maintain a good credit score.

Your credit score matters when it comes to loans. The better your score, the better your rates.

If your credit score is on the low side (below 670), then you can find simple ways to boost it. Here are 3 tips to get you started:

  • Stop using your credit card and start paying it off. Simple, but effective. And when you hit a $0 balance, do NOT close the account. Closing an account that’s in good standing is anti-productive in keeping your score healthy. You want to show you have good credit history. So if you close your accounts, then your history won’t exist.
  • Keep your card balance low. Like, under 30% of its maximum. So, if your card has a maximum credit line of $1,000, then don’t let your balance rise above $300.
  • Pay your credit card bill on time. Again, simple, but effective. If you make your payments on time for the next 12 months, your score WILL rise.

Hard money doesn’t have to eat up all of your profits. We assure you that if you take these 3 steps, you can greatly reduce your costs and actually boost your profits considerably.

Stay tuned for our next video where we discuss the myth of getting trapped in a hard money loan. Spoiler alert, another pitfall that’s easily avoidable if you take a few simple steps.

Ready to chat about your hard money and other lending options? Great! Our team is here to help.

What is hard money? Learn more on our YouTube channel!

Happy investing!

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