These acronyms stand for “special purpose vehicle”, and “single purpose entity” OR “special purpose entity”, which is a legal entity that is formed for the [...]
The short answer is that these two terms are often used interchangeably, but there are actually differences in the details. Both loans are short-term, primarily [...]
We actually answered this question in great detail on our blog, so please check out this blog post, titled "How To Choose the Best Private [...]
There’s no correct answer to this question because the word “better” is so subjective. What is “better” for one investor may actually be worse for [...]
There’s no right or wrong answer here, but most private hard money lenders are evaluating the borrower more so than the investment property. Most private [...]
What are the differences in the terms of a private hard money loan versus the terms of an institutional loan?
In general, institutional lenders have lower interest rates and higher closing costs, while private lenders have higher interest rates and lower closing costs. The difference [...]
I already have the funds for my real estate investment project, so why would I need a hard money lender?
If you’re self-funding your real estate investments, that’s great! You definitely don’t need a hard money lender, but having a good one in your digital [...]
What’s the difference between getting a hard money loan from a private lender versus an institutional lender?
The biggest difference boils down to the information they use to make their lending decisions. Institutional lenders are typically “hard equity lenders”, meaning they make [...]
Banks can be difficult to work with because they don’t like to lend on a number of common real estate investments, such as land development, [...]