You can use three methods to pay nothing out of pocket for your next flipping project, wholesaling, private money and hard money.
Let’s talk about wholesaling first. The Easiest way to explain the process is you sell the option to purchase the house to another investor. You don’t spend any money; you secure a purchase contract with a buyer and before the date on the purchase contract comes around you sell off the option to purchase the home to another investor.
Wholesaling is not a good option for someone who is new to the rehab business. A good wholesaler knows how to find the most attractive houses to flip, can compete with full cash offers to secure a bid and above all, they are in contact with a network of other real estate investors who are willing and eager to purchase their contracts.
As a new investor, it is doubtful you have any of these qualities. So what are your other no-money-down financing options?
The situation with private money involves you seeking out a cash buyer to finance the full cost of your flipping project upfront. In this situation, you have to prove your value to an investor, and have an answer for him when he asks “why should I pay for the full cost of your project?” The investor needs believe that you can carry out the work, and all he has to do is sit back and let the money roll in.
However, if you’re new to the flipping business, you don’t have the requisite demonstrable proven track record when it comes to rehabbing distressed properties. Given this lack of experience, you probably wont get an investor on board. What are your options when it comes to getting no money down financing, for your first flip?
If you have enough collateral on offer, even if you’re new to the flipping business you can still get a zero down hard money deal.
A hard money provider is a lender who offers you a loan based on the value of your collateral. You need to find a hard money provider who is “creative,” when it comes to collateral. If you pledge enough of your assets, some hard money providers might not require you to make a down payment. To truly pay nothing out of pocket, you also need to find a lender who is willing to defer the payment of fees until your project resells. But, are you willing to pledge your primary residence, 401(k) or any other assets to avoid out of pocket expenses?
You need to consider this question carefully. If you are new to the flipping business, it might be better to make a steep down payment than to risk losing your house. The more experience you get with house flips, the more financing options you’ll have. You can get into wholesaling, partner with other investors and you’ll have a bit more confidence to get a no-money-down hard money loan.
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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 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.