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You have probably heard about Texas Hard Money Lenders—but what exactly is hard money lending all about?

Texas Hard Money Lenders are private lenders who lend money using assets to back the loan. When a borrower needs funding quickly or when traditional lenders won’t approve a loan, a hard money loan is typically the best alternative.

When you apply for a loan, lenders require proof that you can repay them. Traditional lending institutions, such as credit unions and banks, are interested in your income and your credit score— this shows the capability to repay the loan and a solid history of responsibility. Banks use a debt-to-income ratio to be confident in a borrower’s chances of repayment. However, the approval time with a bank is typically a painfully slow process that can take months to complete—even with a fantastic FICO score and a great income. So, when you add poor credit to the mix the process becomes even longer and more agonizing—usually resulting in denial of the loan.

Texas Hard Money Lenders approach is quite different. They determine the loan approval by basing the borrower’s collateral to secure the loan. The borrower’s collateral puts the lender’s mind at ease because in the case of loan default, the lender can get their money returned by repossessing the collateral and selling it. To Texas Hard Money Lenders the value of the borrower’s assets are more important than their financial situation. Therefore, borrower’s with poor credit can still receive a loan.


Nope. Texas Hard Money Lenders differ just as widely as borrowers differ. Some lenders work nationwide—others stick with one geographic area. There are lenders that strictly lend to borrowers looking for a commercial loan and others that only work with residential properties—and there are some lenders that work with both.

Texas Hard Money Lenders also vary when it comes to their interest rates and fees. Certain lenders charge for preparing documents, while others include that in their services. Lenders work on a loan-to-value ratio, as traditional banks work on a debt-to-income-ratio. Lenders vary on the loan-to-ratio—some work with higher value numbers and others work with lower value numbers.

Along with those differences come even more. Some lenders charge prepayment penalties. That means if the borrower repays early, they will receive a penalty and will be assessed a fee. There is such a wide spectrum of differences when it comes to Texas Hard Money Lenders.

Because of the differences in lenders, it is critical that a borrower finds a lender that works for their unique situation.

Not only can geographic areas, fees, interest rates and penalties vary between lenders—so can the life of the loan. These are short-term loans and are usually between 6 months and one year. However, there are lenders that will authorize up to five-year loan terms. If you are looking for a hard money lender, please contact us at

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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