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Rental Property Loans: Things to consider when it comes to Conforming Mortgages.


4page_img1When it comes to rental property loans, conforming mortgages are the lowest cost financing option available. Learn about the basic providers of this type of financing, what they will expect from you as a borrower and whether or not this is the right financing option for you.

A “conforming mortgage” is essentially the same thing as a standard home loan. The main difference is that you the borrower use the loan to purchase an Arizona Investment Property instead of a primary residence. Because you are using the loan proceeds to buy an Arizona Investment Property, lenders charge more for this type of loan and expect more from you as a borrower. Simply put, you are going to pay your primary mortgage first and foremost before paying the mortgage on your Arizona Investment Property.

This added risk makes this type of loan a bit more expensive than a standard home loan.

When it comes to conforming mortgage providers, lenders fall into three broad categories, online, businesses investment lenders and traditional banks.

Online providers offer convenience when compared with the other two types of lenders because you don’t have to go to a physical location to apply.  With online lenders, you can complete the entire lending process from the comfort of your home. Business investment lenders are ideal for borrowers who are a, businesses and b, looking for greater flexibility. The other two types of mortgage providers don’t usually lend for commercial or multifamily purchases. A traditional brick and mortar bank is best if you are looking for a provider with insight into your local market. In addition, one-on-one meetings with your lender in this situation, give you the opportunity to build a relationship, which you could leverage to secure a better deal.

In the case of Rental Property Loans, and specifically conforming mortgages, your eligibility will come down to a specific set criteria.

No matter which type of mortgage provider you choose there are basic standards borrowers should know before approaching any investment lender.

Basically, you can’t have a credit score lower than 620. Don’t have your debts take up more than 25 percent of your regular income, this is known as Debt to Income Ratio. If your debt to income ratio, it exceeds the 25 percent standard, expect your application to run into difficulties. If your score is lower than 620, or if you have a lot of outstanding debt you are better off considering alternative forms of financing.

When it comes to rental property loans, a standard conforming mortgage may not always the right help for you.

There are many situations where a “conforming mortgage,” might not meet your needs.

Conforming mortgages,  conform to the standards set by Fannie  Mae and Freddie Mac. Therefore there are specific situations where no matter how great your credit is, you will not qualify for a conforming mortgage.

The property you aim to purchase may be in deplorable condition. No conforming mortgage lender will be able to approve a loan on a property that falls short of FHA guidelines.If the property you want to invest in is in shambles you should look into a  rehab loan first.

Another situation is where you have 4 or more outstanding mortgages, the more mortgages you have the great scrutiny a lender will have give to your credit profile until you essentially need perfect credit to qualify. If this is your case, look into a blanket mortgage.

However, conforming mortgages are perhaps the most comfortable option for those just getting into the rental business. Before looking into a conforming mortgage, consider which type of lender can meet your needs, know the basic standards of qualification and whether or not a conforming mortgage is really best type of financing for your specific situation.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2][2][2][2]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@level4funding.com
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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Things to consider about Rental Property Loans


623183706If you are getting into the rental business, rental property loans, can be quite confusing. The following article will endeavor to clear up some confusion and attempt to answer the following questions: Where do you even start? What do you buy and who should you get advice from?

The first step before you even think about applying for an investment loan is to know your credit profile. Why? Because this will give you a sense of the amount of money you can qualify for and this amount will help guide your search for investment properties.

Review your credit score from all three major bureaus, Experian, Trans Union, Equifax, and do your best to dispute mistakes and clear up lingering debts. However, be wary, and consult with experts before you try to improve your credit score. Even the best-laid plans such as paying off old debts and closing old accounts might potentially have a negative impact on your score.

After you know your credit score and take steps to improve it as necessary you’ll want to get a sense of how much “house you can” actually afford. That is you want to approach potential lenders and get an estimate about how financing you can actually qualify for, which help narrow your search for investment properties.

In the case of rental property loans, you can increase your eligibility by knowing the numbers before hand.

After you find a property, you might want to purchase you need to have an in-depth sense of the costs associated with your investment.

First, consider the cost of carrying your loan, can you afford to make monthly payments while you wait to secure a tenant? If not you might want to think twice before taking on a new loan. Do you think the property will need repairs in order to make it ‘habitable,” if so you need to factor in the cost of repairs into the amount of financing you apply for, (i.e., You may need to borrow more money than you initially thought).

Above all ask the question, do you have enough cash on hand to make the 20 percent down payment needed for Arizona Investment Property loan? If not you might need to look at cheaper homes, or consider alternative steps to raise the necessary down payment.

Once you have a good sense of the numbers, you can start to take the following steps.

To increase your eligibility for rental properties loans, consider taking the following steps:

Your first job is to gather any relevant paperwork before beginning the application process. Typical documents needed include two months of bank statements, investment account or IRA statements, two months of pay stubs and other documents as requested by your lender.

Then you’ll want to consult some experts. An accountant can help you avoid paying additional taxes on any rental income you may earn. In addition, you should also consult an attorney who can discuss strategies to protect from legal liability. Do your best to get plugged with other local real estate investors in your area; this will give you a sense of the market, and where to find the best deals.

After gathering the necessary paperwork and consulting with experts  its time to get your loan pre-approved. It is always best to have your loan approved in writing before putting in an earnest offer; otherwise, sellers are prone to overlook your bid.

Once your offer is made, and your loan finally has closed, congrats you have just purchased your first rental property.

There are, of course, a lot of other things to consider but this article gives an underlying sense of the process involved with purchasing your first Arizona Investment Property.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2][2][2]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@level4funding.com
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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The Differences between Unsecured vs.Secured Real Estate Lines of Credit


userThe main difference between unsecured and secured real estate lines of credit, comes down to how these loans are secured. Both loan types offer you a similar degree of flexibility and savings when compared to traditional financing. Evaluating the cost of both loan types can help you figure out which type of loan is right for your specific situation.

Your personal property provides security in the case secured lines of credit. Personal property can range from your primary residence to anything your business owns or some other form of collateral. With an unsecured line of credit, the loan isn’t secured by anything except for your lender’s estimation of your financial strength.

Now, why not just apply for a regular term mortgage to finance your next real-estate purchase?

With a term loan of any sort, a lump sum is given to you up front. No matter how much money you spend, you still need to make interest payments on the full loan amount. In addition, with term loans, you generally need to take a new loan out to finance each separate acquisition. A line of credit gives you far more flexibility. With a line of credit you only owe and pay interest on the amount you spend, and you don’t need to apply for a new loan with every new purchase of real-estate.

Both unsecured and secured real estate lines of credit offer flexibility and savings over standard term loans, but there are some differences in terms of costs.

A secured line of credit is taken out and is secured by some form of collateral, which offers your lender a degree of safety should you default. By mitigating risk, lenders can provide lower interest payments on secured lines and larger credit limits. Nevertheless, with a secured loan of any sort, credit line or term loan, your personal or businesses assets at risk.

With unsecured credit lines you the borrower don’t risk your personal property if you default.  However, lenders need to protect themselves in some way, and so unsecured lines offer lower credit limits and entail higher interest rates, Unsecured lines also come with far more stringent qualifications versus their secured counterparts.

With secured and unsecured real estate lines its important to evaluate the costs of each loan type. This can help you determine which type of loan is right for your specific situation.

A secured line of credit is an excellent idea if you are confident you can pay back whatever you spend, as you don’t want to lose your personal property in the course of expanding your business. Because secured lines offer lower interest payments and larger limits, it is probably best to employ a secured line of credit for making full offers on properties.

Unsecured lines may be more expensive, but they are an excellent way to reconcile differences between offers you want to make and the amount of cash you actually have on hand.  You should employ unsecured lines only when necessary due to the higher interest payments involved.

In both cases having access to a credit line allows you to quickly close deals on investment properties. With a credit line, you don’t need to wait on a lender to make a full offer, which can give you an edge over competing buyers who might need to wait on financing. In addition, credit lines can offer significant long-term savings over term loans because only pay back and pay interest on the amount that you spend.

As with any type of financing, consider the costs, the risks and the benefits of each type of credit line to figure out which one is right for your specific situation.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2][2]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@level4funding.com
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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Secured Real-Estate Lines of Credit: Benefits and Drawbacks


iStock_000002302749_Large (1)Looking to expand your businesses real-estate investment portfolio? Secured real estate lines of credit offer many benefits.A secured line of credit turns you into a cash buyer, and a secured real estate line of credit, you can make a full offer right away without having to wait for financing to come through. A secured line of credit can give you an edge over the competition when it comes to purchasing the best investment properties, while offering you savings over a standard term loan.

To qualify for this type of credit line, you’ll want to be a seasoned real-estate investor, whose properties are titled to an LLC or other legal business entity. Qualifying for this type of loan depends on how much income your business earns on a consistent basis and the total value of the properties currently titled to your business.



Eligibility in the case of secured real-estate lines of credit, comes down to the value of business assets and the financial strength of your business.

To get more specific about the qualifications for a secured line of credit, the sum of the loan you receive generally cannot exceed 65 percent of the value of your business’s currently held assets. In addition, your company should have a healthy balance of debt and income.

Because this is a business loan, its the financial strength of your company which counts for your lender, making your personal credit score a non-factor, which can make qualifying easier.

Secured real-estate lines of credit generally imply higher interest payments, and as with any secured loan, there is some risk to your personal property. However, if you can qualify, you could save a lot of money.

Business loans of any sort carry higher interest rates, but when compared to an unsecured line of credit, a secured line of credit generally offers lower rates, typically of 4-8 percent.However because a this line of credit is secured, your lender can confiscate whatever property you pledge should you default.

Nevertheless, applying for a secured credit line carries lower fees and little to no up-front costs. Application fees are virtually unheard of and there little in the way of underwriting costs.

But beyond the savings this type of loan offers you concerning fees, its primary benefit to you is what you could save in terms of interest. With a line of credit you only pay down and pay interest on what you spend, when compared to a conventional term loan this can result in massive savings.

In addition, secured lines of credit offer flexibility, once the loan closes you can spend the money in any way you see fit, with no restrictions on the type of property you can purchase. Compare this to a conventional loan where your lender will have to scrutinize the property you are purchasing.

Once you qualify for a secured line, your lender then gives you a lump sum which you draw from to finance individual purchases or spend as you see fit. So if your business can qualify a secured line of credit can help you rapidly expand, diversify your real-estate investment portfolio and could result in significant savings in terms of interest payments.

 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2][2]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@level4funding.com
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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Benefits of Unsecured Real-Estate Lines of Credit


619408978Unsecured real-estate lines of credit can offer many benefits to those who can qualify. With an unsecured line you don’t risk your personal assets, and you save money over a standard loan. Above all with this type of loan you can close deals without having to wait on a lender, which can give you an edge over your competition.

Some refer to this type of loan as an acquisition line of credit. It allows you to acquire new investment properties without requiring you to pledge your personal or businesses property as collateral. Lenders secure this type of loan based on their perception of your strength as a borrower.

So qualifying for this type of loan will depend on your financial profile, be it your credit score, or the income you earn from your current investment properties. So if you can qualify for an unsecured line, it could be an excellent financing solution.

The main benefit of unsecured real-estate lines of credit is you can leverage your financial situation and strength as a borrower without putting your personal property at risk.

The main advantage of an unsecured line vs. a secured or equity line of credit is that your personal property is not used to secure the debt. Simply put, in the case of an unsecured line of credit, your lender cant repossesses your house should you default. Note that because this type of loan is unsecured, you need to be an exceptionally strong borrower to qualify.

However there are  fewer hassles with unsecured lines of credit, and the overall process can be a lot smoother.  Unsecured lines often come with little in the way of up-front fees, a sparse amount of documentation is needed, and no appraisal is necessary. 

With credit lines, you only spend what you need to and you pay back only what you spend. This aspect of credit lines is a significant advantage over a term loans, where you make interest payments on the full loan amount you borrow and pay back the entire loan amount.

After you qualify for an unsecured line of credit and your loan closes, you receive a lump sum which can then draw from whenever you need. You can make multiple offers on multiple properties using the same line of credit or use the funds to cover any other expenses.

Unsecured real-estate lines of credit offer you flexibility, you don’t have to go to a lender every time you want to acquire a new property

Above all, you can spend the proceeds of your credit line at your leisure, and on any property you wish to purchase. With this type of loan, you don’t need to apply for a new loan every time you want to make an offer on a property.  You don’t need to wait around for your lender to scrutinize the details of your purchase, and you can make a full offer right way.

So if you can qualify an unsecured line of credit could be a great financing solution, which can help you rapidly acquire new properties while at the same time protecting your businesses assets.


 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3][2]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@level4funding.com
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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Arizona Investment Property Loans: Help for those who can’t qualify


FICO Score CardYou can still become a real-estate investor even if you are not rich, that is, if you can secure financing. Consider your options when it comes Arizona Investment Property loans. You still can get into the market even if you have poor credit, are self employed or if you currently find yourself a bit over-leveraged.

Your first and most obvious option is an Arizona Investment Property mortgage. This type of loan is the same thing as a regular mortgage, except that it is used to purchase an Arizona Investment Property. However, these loans come with very stringent borrower standards. Before applying for a conventional investment mortgage you should be able to meet the following criteria:

• Excellent credit: minimum score of 620 with the ideal range being between 700-800, if your current financial situation is less than ideal qualifying can be difficult if not impossible.

• A strong proof of income: In most cases lenders expect employment records going back two years which can be difficult if you are self- employed.

• An acceptable balance of debt and income: Don’t bother applying if your current debt payments exceed 36 percent of your current income. But you may want to invest in real estate as a way to get more income and pay down your current debts.

So if you don’t have excellent credit, have a steady income or if a lot of debt saddles you, what are your options?

If you have poor credit, are self-employed or have a few too many debts you may no be eligible in the case of standard Arizona Investment Property loans

You may be considering real estate investment as a viable option to help you with your current financial difficulties. Your present financial challenges will make it difficult if not impossible to qualify for a conventional investment loan. You may not have the steadiest income, but you may have substantial savings on hand. Still, because of this lack of steady income, you probably won’t qualify for a conventional loan. You may also be over-leveraged in terms of your primary mortgage or any other debts that you may owe. Again, a conventional lender will likely deny your application if this is your case.

Even though you may not qualify for a conventional investment mortgage, you still have financing options.

When it comes to Arizona Investment Property loans hard money might be the right help for you if you cant qualify for a conventional loan.

A hard money provider considers above all the tangible value of your Arizona Investment Property instead of your current financial situation. Even if your credit is less than ideal, you can still qualify in the case of hard money.

Any documentation a hard money provider will look at will be related to the property you aim to purchase, so in most cases, proof of income is not needed.

Even if you are over-leveraged, a hard money provider will consider the potential of the property you aim to purchase, rather than your current balance of debt and income.

So hard money gives options to those with less than perfect credit, those who are self-employed or for those whose outstanding debts make it difficult to qualify for a conventional investment mortgage.

A traditional investment mortgage should be the first type of financing you consider. But if you find yourself unable to qualify, hard money can allow you to get into the real-estate investment business.



 Dennis Dahlberg Mortgage Broker[3]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@level4funding.com
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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Tactics to secure a larger hard money loan: estimate the ARV

A hard money loan (i.e.,an asset-based loan) is any loan secured by the value of an underlying asset. Most of these lenders will only give loans of up to 65 percent of an assets market value.

But what if you intend to renovate a distressed property which is significantly undervalued at the time purchase? To secure more in the way of financing you need to understand what your property worth is after you’ve repaired it (the after repair value, or ARV).

Asset-based lenders could offer more financing if you can demonstrate the potential of a project. However, to explain a project’s potential you need to understand property valuations. Relying solely on appraisals will limit your understanding and wont serve you in the long run as a real-estate investor. Professional assessments are also expensive and time-consuming.

Your best bet is to develop your sense of what a property is worth by comparing your estimates with that of a licensed appraiser. Educating yourself this way will develop your understanding of property valuations. An excellent way to start training yourself when it comes to property values is to use the comparable sales method.

You can begin to estimate the ARV yourself by utilizing the comparable sales method, which could help you qualify for a larger hard money loan.

The first step is to assess your subject property, look at its location, what is the neighborhood like and what impact does this have on the properties value? Figure out the lot size and determine the condition of the exterior. Find out essential details about the property, its size in square feet and its amenities (i.e., Number of bedrooms and bathrooms).

Find 5 to 10 properties similar to your subject through local listings. Only consider properties that have sold within the last 3-6 months, are in the same location and have a similar size and similar amenities. It is crucial that you don’t look at distressed properties. Remember you are trying to determine your properties potential after you have made renovations.

After you have enough comparable properties, consider the ones that are the most similar and find the properties with the highest and lowest selling price to estimate a range of value for your subject property. These numbers will give you a sense of what the property will sell for after you make your repairs. With this understanding, you can thoughtfully discuss the potential of your renovation project with a lender and qualify for the best loan.

You can secure a larger hard money loan if you can explain the potential of your project

Even the most informed estimate of a properties value is only an educated guess. If you rely solely on appraisals, you aren’t building your knowledge of property valuations. Using a simple comparable sales method is an easy way to increase your understanding of property valuations and the after repair value of your property. Having this understanding builds your lenders confidence in your project and increases your eligibility for a larger loan.

Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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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 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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How to Get the Most Benefit from Hard Money Loans

Understanding how hard money loans function is critical to using them successfully. By understanding just a few facts, these private loans can be the key to your financial success.

Most borrowers know very little about the process and characteristics of hard money loans. They understand that the money is provided by a private lender or a group of private lenders and not a traditional bank or lending institution. And they are also aware that the money carries a higher interest rate than traditional loans. But with that very limited bit of information, most borrowers turn away from this very viable and potentially profitable source of funding.

It is very true that hard money loans can carry interest rates in the double digits which is considered to be high. But what most borrowers are not considering is that these types of loans are much more accessible than traditional loans. Long processing time frames, stringent qualification standards and predetermined terms are all facts of life when seeking traditional funding. But a non-traditional loan can offer a much less difficult process for most borrowers.

A private lender is not going to require but a fraction of the documentation that a traditional lender demands during the loan application process. Banks want to see credit history, bank statements, other loan documents, income statements and even documents defining your business and the relationship of the owners of the business. But a private lender is not focusing on that information to determine the risk of your request. So there is much less paperwork involved and therefore much less time wasted during the application and approval process. Borrowers can often have funds in hand in a week or two when working with a private lender.

What Determines a Good Risk?

A private lender is also not going to focus on the borrower’s financial stability when considering a loan request. This opens the door of opportunity for borrowers who have low credit scores or have a high debt to income ratio. What a private lender is going to base the loan approval or rejection on is the value of the collateral for the loan. In most cases the collateral is the property being purchased with the loan funds. The lender needs to be assured that the collateral will always have a greater value than the outstanding loan balance. In the event that the borrower defaults the lender must be able to take possession of the collateral and sell it to recover their investment. For this reason, most hard money loans cannot exceed 70% of the value of the collateral.

Making Private Loans Make You Money

Clearly, private loans can be obtained in a very short time as compared to traditional loans. And these loans can also be obtained with less than perfect credit. If you are willing to pay a little higher interest rate, then a privately funded loan is an option for a borrower who has been denied due to a low credit score or who needs funding quickly to secure a great deal. There is always the option to refinance later at a lower interest rate from a traditional lender. But private lenders can be the answer when time is critical to closing a deal and not missing out on a great money making opportunity.

Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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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 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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Tips to Secure Commercial Lending


Commercial lending is a much different landscape than consumer lending. Knowing a few tips about the lenders and the process can greatly improve your chances of getting a loan.

Appling for commercial lending is a long and often arduous process. The dollar amounts involved are rather substantial and that makes the approval criteria and process much more challenging. Lenders are interested in finding borrowers who will successfully repay their loan and the interest associated with it so that they are making their money. Understanding the lenders point of view and working toward that goal with them can make your loan application process much less stressful and difficult.

It is never a bad idea to keep your options open. Having a rapport with a few lenders is always a great plan. Investing the time to meet with lenders, understand their criteria for lending and just chatting with them about your potential needs will lay the ground work for the day that you do submit a loan application.

It is also wise to think of the lenders that you have relationships with as you would any other vendor. In this case the vendor is supplying you with money but that is after all what a service provider does. It is not dishonest or disrespectful to speak to several lenders for the same loan. You are shopping for the best deal and that is simply smart business.

The only way that you can make a mistake when creating commercial lending relationships is if you are not completely honest with the lenders. You are wasting your time if you are not honest in the information that you are providing about your business and yourself. The information and advice that you are getting will be tailored to the information that you give the lender. And if that information is false then most likely they will not be providing you will accurate or useful tips, information or processes.

Make the Right Impression

Commercial lending is a numbers game and the best credit score and credit history will get you the lowest interest rate. But there can also be a little grey area. This is where the lenders opinion of you and your business comes into play. You want to be honest but also paint the most impressive picture that you can when telling your story. Promote your strengths and successes as well as your goals and how you plan to attain them. Another way to impress a lender is to submit a completed loan application package that looks professionally prepared. Be certain that all of the needed documentation is included and that the format is easy to understand and follow.

Focus on Collaboration

Both you and your lender have a great impact on the outcome of your loan application. By investing your time and effort in the process and application preparation you can greatly improve the outcome. Honesty and professionalism will get the attention of your lender and could be that small difference that convinces your lender to approve your loan application.

Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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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 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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How to Catch a Great Deal on an Arizona Mortgage with Bad Credit

After we search around the place we’re presently staying, we’re always wishing to have the flexibility to switch in an essential place with breathtaking outside views and native prime quality delicacies. A number of of those places could possibly be current in Arizona and this is usually a good spot to elevate a family, nevertheless how can anyone do that in the event that they’ve a low credit score report rating? How will you give your family members a home in a spot they’ve always dreamt of? Do not fret on account of you can always apply for an Arizona mortgage with low credit score report. A low credit score report loan permits individuals to find a mortgage even with their low credit score report rating. Although debtors will need persistence and perseverance, due to the difficultly to discover a mortgage in case you’ve got a low credit score report doc. However, there are some steps you need to make the most of to increase you likelihood of being accepted for an Arizona mortgage with low credit score report.
  • File an software program to lenders who’re normally not very particular with credit score rating scoring. It is as a result of most lenders use a computer-based system that generally known as credit score rating scoring, to judge home loan capabilities. The data they collect from the making use of is given a rating. If the computer reveals a score with unhealthy risks, the making use of is mechanically declined sooner than an exact explicit individual has a possibility to hearken to the loaner’s story. In case you apply to a lender who would not use credit score rating scoring, an precise explicit individual assesses the making use of and any earlier causes for having a low credit score report. This explicit individual will then take into account the loaner’s private situation, which can possible be used throughout the decision-making course of.
  • Stay away from mortgage insurances on account of if you apply for a home loan, you may be required to maneuver two approvals. The first one is from the lender and the alternative one is from the mortgage insurer who protects the lender in case you fail to pay the loan.
  • Search expert advice regarding your credit score rating report. There are a number of credit score rating restore specialists or corporations which will help clear up your credit score rating report. Talk to them or to a solicitor if there are any prospects of eradicating unhealthy entries in your credit score rating report.
  • Do not retailer for too many lenders. It is a ought to that you do not apply to quite a few lenders in the event you look for a home loan. It is as a result of each time you flip in an software program, it is recorded in your credit score rating report. If any lenders happen to reject your software program, it will make a huge effect in your credit score rating report.
  • Apply for an FHA-insured loan provided by an FHA-approved lender. Because of it is government-guaranteed, they enable lenders to serve purchasers who’re considered “high-risk” attributable to an undesirable credit score rating report. The FHA would not observe strict pointers utilized by normal lenders. 

As well as they require a smaller down value compared with normal loans. The funds may be borrowed or be given as a gift by a relative or a non-profit financing firm.
These steps may assist individuals planning to catch a care for an Arizona mortgage with bad credit. After being accepted for a loan, it is best to work hard to indicate to a lender that your low credit score report is just a part of your earlier and in addition to, you may try truly hard to avoid coming all through the equivalent points eventually. At Stage 4 Funding, we think about that taking these steps to make use of for a loan is worth it in the event you’re in the hunt for a home in Arizona. Identify us at the moment at 623-582-4444.

Stuck Applying for Arizona Bad credit home loans? We got you covered!


                Almost all of us are normally not happy with our lifestyle and the place we’re staying. Nevertheless no matter how hard we try, we won’t merely swap from one location to a special. We’re content material materials to stay the place we’re on account of it’s going to indicate that one different loan software program needs to be made. That’s easy for people who’ve an excellent credit score standing nevertheless people who have a low credit score report rating, might uncover it hard to seek for their dream home setting. However there is a reply, which is to seek for Arizona low credit score report home loans. These form of loans allow debtors to amass a home loan inside their tastes, even with low credit score report historic previous.
With a low credit score report home mortgage, it seems as if individuals who want to purchase a model new Arizona home have hit the jackpot. Because of Arizona is a dream place for nearly all People with its beautiful local weather conditions, breathtaking pure views and delicious meals, they could not ask for additional. If potential shoppers are nonetheless having a hard time with the making use of course of, listed beneath are some concepts to utilize for concern free Arizona bad credit home loans.
  • Confirm credit score rating opinions  Because of all People are entitled to have a free yearly credit score rating report from the Federal Commerce Price, debtors merely wish to be sure that their report is appropriate sooner than they may transfer for a mortgage. If the FTC found any errors or inconsistency throughout the opinions, they could report it to the credit score rating agency and provide them with documentation to help their plea.
  • Anticipate to pay additional curiosity On account of a borrower’s low credit score report report, they should anticipate to pay additional for his or her mortgage. Debtors wish to set up to pay for the subsequent charge of curiosity or an ARM (Adjustable Value Mortgage) with a altering charge of curiosity
  • Take away completely different debt Due to a extreme debt to earnings ratio, potential debtors might have a hard time to attaining an accurate mortgage. All credit score rating balances have to be paid off so that new shoppers could possibly be accepted for a home loan.
  • Exhibit a safe earnings New homebuyers should present to their lender that their low credit score report rating is an element of the earlier. Moreover it is intelligent to reinstate how you’ve got gotten modified the strategies you cope with your loans. Debtors must guarantee lenders that their job is safe they usually could make properly timed funds.
  • Write down explanations regarding the unfavorable objects There are events the place it is best to make clear to lenders the rationale behind points in paying funds. It is best to do make clear points sooner than making use of for an software program. Furthermore, an excellent motive to do this is so lenders might have an understanding that debtors points are thus far, which may finish in an accepted loan software program.
  • Consider authorities purposes They’re loans assured by the federal authorities, which in all probability might have versatile credit score rating requirements. That’s glorious for individuals with low credit score report scores.
  • Immediately seek for a cosigner New homebuyers might ask relations to cosign for them, which might help them qualify for a mortgage no matter low credit score report. Debtors merely should keep in mind that within the occasion that they fail to pay their debt, their cosigner is the one who will shoulder the remaining funds.

For a lot of who’re considering Arizona bad credit home loans, do not suppose twice on account of Arizona is an excellent place for establishing and elevating a family. Dennis Dahlberg is actually a broadly recognized family man and information loan expert. Give him a reputation at the moment at 623-582-4444 to check additional a couple of low credit score report loans and the way one can get accepted.

Dennis Dahlberg
Seller/RI/CEO/MLO

Stage 4 Funding LLC
Tel:  (623) 582-4444 | Fax: (888) 279-6917

www.setabay.com
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112
Phoenix AZ 85027



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