Finding Bank Owned Properties

Friday, October 30, 2009

Finding bank owned properties is much easier than most people think. Just Google REO (and the name of the bank). Most larger banks have the homes that they took over right on their website. These homes are usually priced anywhere from 10-30% of the current market value. Banks are looking to unload these properties and are willing to accept offers. These properties are reclaimed by a bank after an unsuccessful auction. So if you are looking to purchase these homes, you need to do some research. These homes may be in need of major repair. It is a wise investment to have a licensed Home Inspector look at the house. They usually provide a detailed report on the condition of the home. Lenders are not held to the same laws that sellers are. Lenders did not live in the home. If you don't want to look through the banks website, There are services that you can subscribe to. These companies usually charge $49 per month for foreclosure listings. They break it down in simple English. They sometimes provide a picture of the home. There is currently,a record amount of foreclosure listing. Investors with cash and good credit are reaping the rewards. For more info on geting financing or a Rehab loan contact

When does Hard Money make sense?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hard money is used when companies can't get funding through conventional sources. Rates usually start at 9% and can go as high as 30%. Limited documentation is required. The loan decision is based on the asset and the companies ability to pay back the loan. Hard money loans close within 10 days. We recommend that our clients evaluate what they are going to do with the money. It only makes sense if they can make a profit on the Hard Money. Here is our loan process. Our Loan Process 1. Submit Business Plan / Executive Summary 2. Pre-qualification determination process - project is reviewed and evaluated resulting in: the project being accepted proposed revisions being issued for the project the project being declined 3. Lender / Investor conceptual interest is obtained along with projected terms and the proposal is issued 4. Due-Diligence document checklist of typically requested data is prepared and sent to client 5. Analysis of all documents, preparation and packaging of the data for submission to designated lender/investor; formal due-diligence commences 6. Term Sheet/Conditional Commitment and/or Firm Commitment issued 7. After Term Sheet/Conditional Commitment and/or Firm Commitment are accepted, a site visit and market analysis will commence 8. Closing | Capitalization | Funding