CUSTOM LENDING SOLUTIONS
Murphy Developments specializes in providing loans to real estate investors and parties that may not qualify for traditional bank financing. This bridge lending product allows investors to purchase quality foreclosed property inventory from major financial institutions at a discount with standard sales terms (i.e. cash, as-is, short closing time-frame). Once acquired, investors repair the properties into move-in ready condition and resell them to owner occupants.
If the critical shortage of available mortgage financing capital is impacting your well collateralized projects (i.e. rehab, construction, rentals, vacant land or owner-occupied residential or commercial projects), please contact us to discuss our customizable funding programs.
|Houses/Commercial||New Construction||Land & Development|
|Payments||Interest Only||Interest Only||Interest Only|
|Closing||7 Days||7 Days||7 Days|
|Loan to Value||Up to 80% of Purchase & Rehab Cost||Up to 75% of Cost||Up to 60% of Purchase & Infrastructure Cost|
NOTE: This is standard pricing. Rates may vary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 in interest rate is attributed to the amount of risk the lender is taking; institutional lenders operate within a system that has multiple safety nets for them to recuperate their money if the borrower doesn’t pay. Some of their safety nets are built into their borrowing conditions, which is why they typically loan only 65% to 75% of the property’s appraised as-is value. Another common loan clause that acts as a safety net for institutional lenders is a prepayment penalty, which is a fee you have to pay if you pay off the loan early.
Another difference in real estate investment loan terms of institutional lenders and private lenders is the fees. Institutional lenders are the cause of tons of additional closing costs because they have so many requirements, so even though appraisal fees, survey fees, inspection fees, and attorney fees don’t technically go into the lender’s pocket, those services are all required by the lender. But more important is the “junk fees” that most institutional lenders charge at closing. Junk fees are sometimes easy to recognize by their vague labels on your closing statement, ensuring that you have very little idea of what you’re actually paying for. Your closing statement might list junk fees as application fees, credit fees, administrative fees, rate lock fees, processing fees, underwriting fees, and so on.
So now you know a lot about the most common terms of a real estate investment loan from an institutional lender, but you may feel like you’re still in the dark about private lender loan terms, and that’s because there is no “average” or “standard” for private lenders. When it comes to the terms of a loan from a private lender, anything goes! Flexibility, leverage, and risk are elements that private lenders wield with as much or as little discretion as they choose, and every hard money lender is different. If they wanted to, private lenders could have completely different loan terms for every investment property they lend on!
With that being said, it’s fair to say that most private lenders don’t require appraisals, inspections, or surveys, and most private lenders don’t have junk fees. Some private lenders may base their maximum loan amount on the current as-is value of the property, but most base it on values and figures that are more relevant to the investment itself, such as rehabbed value, completed value, rehab cost, infrastructure cost, and so on. Some private lenders have a prepayment penalty clause in place, while others don’t. Most private hard money loan payments are interest-only, but the time frame allowed for repayment varies wildly from lender to lender, and many lenders will even shorten or lengthen the repayment term depending on the borrower and the project.
No, we don’t.
It varies, but typically hinges on on the project and situation, and can be flexible depending on your circumstances. To reiterate previous FAQ answers, the best thing about being a private lender is having this kind of discretion and freedom with our lending decisions.
We have general policies in place, although we have the flexibility to bend, break, or change our own guidelines for situations where we feel it is warranted. Our general guidelines are as follows:
- We will loan up to 80% of the purchase and rehab costs on houses or commercial properties for the purpose of flips, cash outs, or income;
- We will loan up to 75% of the total cost on residential or commercial new construction;
- And we will loan up to 60% of the purchase and infrastructure costs on land developments.
No, we do not have a set minimum or maximum loan amount. To date, our smallest loan amount was $50,000 and our largest loan amount was $2,500,000.
It varies, but typically hinges on on the project and situation; we can be flexible depending on your circumstances. Generally speaking you will be required to fund 20% to 30% of your investment project, plus closing costs, from your own sources. However, every situation is different, so please click here to apply, or simply contact us and let’s chat about your circumstances!
We do require a survey; several years ago, we accidentally purchased half of a house! This was an incident we certainly would have avoided if there had been a survey, so we require this small expense to protect ourselves and our borrowers from getting into a difficult situation. We do not require appraisals or inspections. Typically, a member of our team will do an internal property valuation, and we conduct our own on-site inspections. We like to meet our clients to walk the property and try to help them through the process or answer any questions they may have. There are some specific commercial or land transactions which we may require additional inspections and/or a third-party appraisal.
We absolutely require property and casualty, and liability insurance on the property, as it’s a small price to pay for the protection. We may also require flood insurance if the property requires it.
We do not have prepayment penalties. You can pay off your loan at any point during the term of your loan with no penalties at all.
We have absolutely no junk fees or hidden costs. The only fee we charge is a loan origination fee, which is 2% of the loan amount for property flips/cash outs, or 4% of the loan amount on loans for new construction and land/developments.
Our primary goal is for property investors to borrow from us again and again, so shady lending practices are NOT in our best interest! We pride ourselves on clarity, transparency, and communication, so you will never encounter “hidden” costs when working with us. We always provide breakdown of all loan costs, known as a “good faith estimate” after your loan request is approved, so you will always be fully informed.
Thanks to our streamlined process and extensive transaction experience, we regularly close loans in as little as 7 days. Keep in mind that there is always the possibility for closings to be delayed, however this is almost never within our control. Typical closing delays are caused by title issues that need to be cleared up, but there are some other issues or circumstances that can cause closing delays as well.
You don’t need to have a business entity in place to qualify for a loan, however we do require our loans to be made to such an entity, whether it’s an LLC or a corporation of some type. If you don’t have one, there’s no need to worry as we will provide all the guidance you need and it’s a fairly simple task. We occasionally make exceptions to this rule, but once we explain the benefits and purposes of it, we can discuss it further. This kind of thing goes by a few different names including SPV (special purpose vehicle), and/or SPE (single purpose entity OR special purpose entity).
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LOAN PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
Submit a Loan Request
It all starts here… complete our quick and easy online application, whether you have a deal that you need funded or need a pre-approval letter.
Submit Supporting Documents
Provide the supporting required documents through our online portal, or email them to us, for our underwriting process. We will quickly turn around a commitment to you.
Ordering & Scheduling
We will order a title search and title request, schedule an appraisal, and collect quotes for property and liability insurance.
Final Document Review
We will review the title commitment, appraisal, and all other documents so that your final loan documents can be produced.
Once the closing has been executed, we will disburse the funds. Our average closing timeframe is 7 days.
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“We build entry level spec homes in Volusia county. We worked with one of they online lenders before finding Murphy Developments. What a change! The online lender charged all kinds to sneaky interest and sneaky fees. It was a disaster to get a draw from the online Lender. Murphy Developments makes the entire process easy. They get you a loan commitment in one day. We email pictures of the build and permit card to get draws paid. I call or text the owner with questions or asking for trade references and he always responds. We are big fans of Murphy Developments!”
“Jeff has financed several high-end spec homes in Winter Park and a restaurant in Orlando. Not only is he our go to lender, but I consider him a trusted resource and friend. As a lender he is the best – he’ll get you a commitment in a day and always does what he says. Because he is builder he understands the process and headaches you can run into. He will call his contacts at the city trying to get your plans approved, refer you trades, and generally do whatever he can to help. Another amazing thing is that Jeff sends me leads on lots on a regular basis.”
“I have worked with Mr. Murphy for 15 years. I have sold him houses; borrowed money; and referred borrowers to him. He always does what he says he is going to do. He is one of my favorite people to work with.”
“I have borrowed money from Jeff and brokered several deals to him. He is my favorite hard money lender to work with. He is creative and understands title better than most attorneys. Last year, I got a deal that another lender couldn’t close because a so-called title issue. While I was on the phone Jeff researched the issue and said it was a non-issue. Jeff gave a commitment and we closed in a week.”
“I have borrowed money, partnered and sold Murphy Developments houses. They know real estate – They are creative on figuring out deals – They are honest. I hope to work with them for a long time. They not only provide the capital, but they are an excellent resource on a property.”
“I have borrowed money from Murphy Developments. They are easy to work with and close quickly. I have also become friends with the owner and consider him a good friend. He reaches out to me on a regular basis to discuss deals and offer insights. I think his organization is amazing and I hope to be friends and do lots of deals together.”