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Hard money loans are funded by individual investors when traditional lending institutions can not approve a borrower for what they need or a borrower needs quick financing.

A typical hard money loan will run between 7% and 15% in interest rates and cost anywhere from 4 to 7 points. Points are an upfront fee of the loan amount. Hard Money Loans in Arizona are short-term loans that generally run between six months and three years.

If you took out a loan with a bank for $1,000,000 you would be paying back approximately $6,000 per month—that is including interest. With a hard money loan you would be paying back approximately $8,700 a month. This is due to the higher interest rate of a hard money loan.

Many people will read this and think, why in the world would I take out a hard money loan if it is less expensive to take a loan from a traditional lending institution. Well, let’s take that $1,000,000 we were discussing above. If an investor finds a commercial property that is being sold for $1,000,000— but there is nothing there except empty rooms, however the investor has a clear vision of what they can do with that building. What do they typically do? They go to their bank. Well, because there is presently no income being generated the bank is most likely not going to approve any amount of loan. So, what does an investor do if they don’t have $1,000,000 laying around. They find a hard money lender.


Hard money investors are investors that choose to invest money into real estate rather than traditional investing such as stocks and bonds. They do this because they make money much faster than waiting around for the ebbs and flows of the stock market.

Texas Hard Money Lenders have money and they want to invest in a project they feel will be profitable for them, as well as you. And this is where they make their money. The borrower will present their project, and show that they will contribute anything they are able to contribute to the project—whether that be money down, showing ways to cut corners or having an active role in the project themselves—such as pouring their blood, sweat and tears into the project. The hard money lender is able to approve the loan within minutes and distribute the funds within days, unlike banks.

Where Texas Hard Money Lenders make their money is through points and interest—just like a bank. However, a borrower pays for the convince of quick loan approval and funding of properties that banks will not fund through a higher interest rate.

Although hard money loans cost more initially, it will give the quick funding required and allows you to prosper in the future.

It is important that when you take a hard money loan out you have a clear and realistic vision of your investment. Make sure that when you meet with your hard money lender you have a crystal-clear business plan that you believe in—your hard money lender can’t believe in an investment if you don’t.

Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC
Dennis Dahlberg


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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.

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