I had just turned 40 when my father died and I inherited his home. It was a difficult time for our family. And to add to the stress, I had just recently decided to purchase my first home.
Along with the sudden death of my father I was also thrown into a whole slew of new financial responsibility. Being an only child, with an extremely small family, I inherited my father’s home. This had been my childhood home and along with many good memories came the wear of those memories. The house hadn’t appraised for much and needed an enormous amount of rehabilitation.
Because I now owned this home that had numerous mortgages taken out on it, and still owned the bank money, I was told by the bank I would not qualify for a second mortgage and would need to sell my inherited home before applying for a mortgage. I was mortified. I had outgrown my small apartment and saved for a small down payment. I couldn’t live in my childhood home because it wasn’t even safe to live in. I had found myself in quite a pickle.
After talking to more attorneys and loan officers than any sane person would want to experience—I was given some gold information. The last loan officer I spoke to asked me if I had considered an Arizona Bridge Loan. He explained that it was an interest-only loan that I could take out while making repairs and selling my father’s home. It sounded perfect and I could not believe no one had offered me this until now.
However, because of a recent bankruptcy I did not qualify for the Arizona Bridge Loan. I was so disappointed and was feeling helpless. I began Googling Arizona Bridge Loans to find out if another bank may qualify me. As I began googling I found myself reading about Arizona Hard Money Loans. I had always though Arizona Hard Money Lenders were sharks. They were the guys in all the gangster movies. Well, come to find out—they aren’t. They are actually nice, normal people that have money to loan and will do so, regardless of a borrower’s credit or income, if they believe it will make a good return. They are simply investors—just as the people that invest on Wall Street.
Because an Arizona Hard Money Lender determines a borrower’s eligibility based on their assets versus their credit and income the approval time is very quick. I was funded within a week after finding my new home. The Arizona Hard Money Lender based his decision on my hard assets—which were my properties. I was able to pay the interest only on my father’s home which left me with enough to pay my new mortgage. I was also able to tack on financing for the rehab of my father’s home—making it possible to sell. Once, I sold my father’s home I was able to pay the Arizona Bridge Loan off without penalty and profited what was left over. If it wasn’t for my Arizona Hard Money Lender helping me, I would very easily have been living in my childhood home for many years.
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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 and 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.