The Dirty Truth about Gap Funding!


What is Gap Funding?

It’s a term that’s used very loosely.

To some, it may mean that they are looking for additional capital to “gap” a loan. However because this is such a rare occasion, most have no idea what this means.

First of all, when people seek gap funding, they don’t realize that they are alerting the lending community that they are not liquid enough to do their deal. This is already a red-flag!

Who gets Gap funding?

Gap funding, when used in the sense that I referenced above is reserved for operators and investors with prior experience flipping properties. This means that lenders want to see that you were on the HUD or Settlement statement, not just participated on the deal.. this means you have to prove your exits.

Also this experience has to have taken place within the past 1-3 years. They want you to have current knowledge of the challenges of fix and flipping before they trust you with a no-money-down transaction.

They also want to see that you have “reserves”.

This means that once they make the 100% loan to you, which includes their expensive gap capital contribution, they want to see you how you will make those payments!

If you expect them to cover all of the rehab, construction, holding costs and selling costs, the deal has to have lots of REAL potential after remodel value, prove this by having supporting comparables.

The subject will have to be in the best areas, and you need to know your rehab budget, and get it confirmed by a contractor and his proposed team. Get each trade’s bid verified if you must. This will allow you to prove the feasibility of the project. The lenders actually want to know what materials, how much labor, hours needed to complete the deal, etc.,

Gap Funding behind another Lender?

This is the usual request, a prospective client goes and gets a 1st loan quote with a “gap” that they need to find somewhere.. anywhere ! Many times the down payment is not sourced and doesn’t need to be seasoned.

The general answer is NO.

  • No because the lenders don’t know each other.
  • No because the lenders don’t know you.
  • No because I don’t know you.

Real estate is a relationship business, and a joint venture (which is what you’re proposing) is akin to a marriage, and it takes a bit of dating, and lots of trust to create that environment.

In a short answer, forget about it.

Do you have recent experience? And you need gap funding? Why?

Lenders wonder if you have a problem managing money, managing your team, managing the rehab process, or who knows right?

They ask themselves if you have recent experience why would you need gap funding.

You should be prepared with answer and Letter of Explanation to calm these concerns.

A.R.V Lending

ARV = After Repaired Value

In cases when you find an awesome opportunity, some lenders will use a formula – they add acquisition cost, plus the rehab cost, plus the closing costs, and then divide that number by the expected retail price, it gives a number, that percentage is your % of ARV, generally they max this out t 75%.

Example = $650,000 purchase price + $100,000 rehab, 8-9% closing costs = $117,000 = $867,000. Divide that by the expected retail price of $1,300,000 = 66% of ARV.

If you landed that deal above, an ARV, asset-based lender may be interested in working with you, provided you have experience with this level of flip.

That brings me to another point. If you have history of flipping $100,000 homes, but suddenly want to flip a $1,000,000 home, you may meet some resistance. Not only does the expectations grow larger, but the LTV’s get smaller, which means that down payments go up, you may then have to bring in 10%.

Alternative Funding to Gap your deals

My advice is that you consider the following alternative funding methods we’ve used to help investors get deals done.

In order to get funding, you have to be coming from a position of strength. This means you should have good credit, in this case I mean 700 fico scores. If you have a business with revenue even better, having assets that can be leveraged and possibly earning income sweetens the deal!

Unsecured Personal Funding

This can come in the form of credit cards, credit lines, from a variety of sources. These have different terms including 0% interest for an intro rate to induce you to use the credit, or 8,10, or 18%+ right off the bat. You can stack this funding up and settle around $250k, which is probably 6-7 different tradelines, with major banks like B of A, Chase, PNC, Barclays, Navy Fed, Penn Fed, Discover, PayPal, and many others. Of course, every tradeline will suffer you an inquiry, of course, this fall off or can be removed for a fee.

Business Term Loans

The business term loans are also for 700+ fico scores across the board, you will need to claim $50,000 in personal taxes, if you qualify – the rates are around 6%-9% depending on your credit profile. The term is 5-7 years. We can raise up to $500,000.

Cross Collateralization

If you have existing assets in your portfolio, these can be residential or commercial, they should have some equity, perfect if they are long-term holds. You can add extra leverage to your purchase by allowing the lender to place a lien on additional assets. This compels the lender to move forward with the loan because you’ve reduced the risk and shown good faith.

Revenue Loans

If you have a business and you earn income, you may be able to leverage that and get a lump sum that you can use for gap funding your deal.

Friends, Family and OPM

This is the hardest source of capital to get, but it would likely be a better choice than shopping for a 2nd lien, often they won’t require so much paperwork, and probably won’t require a 50/50 split, saving you a bunch on the back-end.

Creative Financing

Today we need to be fully educated and aware of the many alternative funding options available, or know someone that is!

Sometimes funding a 1st or 50th transaction requires someone with the resources and experience with structuring multiple funding rounds to achieve a goal.

I will be ready to hold your hand to get you through your first flip or purchase of a rental property, or refinancing of a portfolio or project that is about to balloon, or you just want to explore new terms, it’s no risk! I never charge consultation fees to quickly go over a loan scenario or help a borrower through the process.

If you have an interest in real estate investing, flipping, or in the market for a loan, please contact me.

Wholesaling and Flipping

Many people start off wholesaling properties – this is another term that is often used freely and could mean many things, but for this article, I’m referring to finding sellers and properties listed with agents and matching them with your investor and buyer lists to earn marketing fees for facilitating the transaction.

Investors AKA check-writers need “boots on the ground” in order to drive leads for analysis. This builds their funnel, you keep a flow of target properties coming their way, they’ll reward you with fees of $1000-$10,000+ depending on the deal and the principals.

Using my old-school approach and combining this with technology and tools, you’ll learn to structure deals from on-the-job training, but I’ll be here to answer your questions and hold your hand.

Private Lending Consultant Flight School

I offer mentoring – in these formats: Live, and on your schedule, we’ll have phone calls and Zoom screen-shares, you’ll get lots of resources including documents, templates, marketing and full instructions. Tactics that work in today’s market! You can get more info here.

Private Lending Success Video Course

I’ve Pre-recorded 6 modules that will teach you the basics and tricks I use in private lending, perfect for real estate agents, loan officers, real estate wholesalers, even those looking for another source of income. This course is short – 4.5hrs, and will teach you how to use a mobile phone to launch an extremely effective and powerful marketing campaign.

Download Private Lending Success Ebook FREE for a limited time!

Visit this link and confirm your email and receive the PDF

You can register for free on my pre-launched site Lender Tribune

Or if you want to pay a few dollars, go over to Udemy and sign up there.

greg@fixandflippers.com

323-632-3279

Investment Property Loans for Investors and Small Business Owners.


Mortgage Solutions Designed for Hard-to-Qualify Borrowers.

Flexible Investment Property Loans.

Regardless if you are a seasoned real estate investor, a savvy house-flipper or an entrepreneur in need of your first real estate loan, my lender partner can help you finance your vision.  

They offer asset-based financing that rivals hard money. And because time is money, their loan processing is fast and streamlined so you’re on your way to realizing your vision quickly. These loans are perfect for short-term, long-term or fix-and-flip transactions.

Their flexible investment property and small commercial loans are available for: 

  • Investor
  • 1-4 Multi-Family
  • Mixed-Use
  • Retail Office
  • Automotive
  • Warehouse/Self-Storage

30-year Investor Loans with No Balloon.

Consider locking in the historically low rates with no balloon payments.

The loan is designed for investors seeking a simple financing solution for purchase or refinances, with the flexibility to remain in the loan for up to 30 years.

This loan eliminates the balloon payment associated with private money loans, along with the rate hikes of adjustable-rate mortgages.

Because the FlexPerm loan is asset-based, it’s perfect for independent, buy-and-hold real estate investors and small business owners who are tough to qualify.  

Key Features:

  • Great for qualifying W-2, self-employed investors and small business owners.
  • Based on the property value and its revenue-generating potential.
  • Best alternative to hard money loans.
  • Available as a 3-year-fixed or 30-year-fixed loan, each amortized over 30 years.

Loans for Fix-and-Flip Investors.

Fast and flexible fix-and-flip loans for real estate investors

Renovations can be hard work. Arranging the right financing solution should be simple and quick. 

In as little as nine days, you can obtain up to $2 million in funding for your investment acquisition.

Their ARV loan is designed for independent real estate investors who are often tough to qualify. Based on the property’s “as repaired value” (ARV), it’s the best short-term, interest-only solution for acquiring and improving property value for fix-and-flip investors. 

Key Features

• Allows borrowers to finance improvements.

• Great for borrowers who need a quick close.

• An interest-only 1-year term provides lower monthly payments.

• A higher LTV than hard money lenders.

• Available for Investor 1-4 properties (SFR, condo and 2-4 units).

Even if you have a bankruptcy, you can still get financed after 24 months after the discharge date.

Quick and Easy Qualification for Investors and Small Business Owners With Credit Issues

Investing in residential and commercial properties is a long-term commitment so why should your options be limited? If you’re looking for an easy and quick qualification for your investment property loan, and you have credit issues and high equity, I can help.  

Whether it’s a purchase or refinance, this loan offers easy credit requirements for your residential investment and small commercial properties. 

Key Features:

• Great for borrowers with a recent bankruptcy or notice of default.

• No seasoning of ownership required.

• Derogatory mortgage history is OK.

• Available as a 3-year-fixed or 30-year-fixed loan, each amortized over 30 years.

Contact me today.

323-632-3279. Greg@Fixandflippers.com

Hard Money and Private Funds Available for Investors


Hard Money & Private Funds Available for Investors
Loans from $75,000
Not many lenders arrange loans as small as $50,000. We will!
Fix and Flip
We lend up to 90% of the purchase price and 100% of the renovation budget. In addition, we don’t charge interest payments on the rehab dollars until it is drawn.
Competitive rates and fees 
You came to the right place if you are looking for a private or institutional hard money!
Bail Out Loans
An equity-based program. If we can keep it under 65% LTV, we can bail
you out in 7-10 days. (Only CA and TX)
Commercial, Land, Agricultural and Specialty Properties
Commercial, apartments, land, Wearhouse, partially completed construction projects, industrial, automotive and many other types of properties are those we lend on.
2nd and 3rd Mortgages
We arrange second and third mortgages every month.  (Only CA, TX)
Construction Completion/Development Project
Got construction project? We have multiple ways to structure your file, so you can complete your project and get it sold!
Business/Merchant Funding
Do you need working capital/payroll/expansion for your business? We
can fund in 5-7 days. To qualify, all we require is the business to be
established for at least 6 months and provide 6 months business and
credit card-merchant processing statements. 
                                                                     
Long Term Rental Loan Programs                                                                      We offer 5,7,10 and 30-year fixed term, starting at 5.875% rate and can
leverage up to 85% LTV

Nationwide Private Bridge Loans Available


  • Quick Close options 1-2 weeks possible.
  • Funds for Improvements – Cashout for Investments OK!
  • Business Purpose use for Funds OK.
  • Bank Turndowns are OK
  • Bankruptcy is OK
  • No Docs
  • 12-24 months No-Prepay
  • Owner Occupied is OK – up to 5 yrs Fixed
  • Long-term hold loans for good credit & low rates (4%-7%)
  • Luxury Loans to $15,000,000
  • Interest reserves & Closing costs can be included in the loan if you have the equity for Fix and Flip only.
  • Refinance and Purchase loans Available
  • No Credit, No Doc, No Verified income for Foreign Nationals, living abroad is OK
  • No Tax Returns, Non-Warrantable Condo’s are OK
  • 30 yr fixed options are available
  • Stated Loans Available
  • No Source / Seasoning needed for loan approval
  • Cross Collateral structure funding with existing properties in portfolio
  • Current Renovation in Progress is OK.
  • Construction to Permanent is OK
  • Multi-Family, Commercial loans OK
  • Nationwide Lending, Case-by-Case Decisions based on complete scenario!

Leave Your Loan Request Inquiry Below Today!

NEW PRIVATE LOAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE


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Fix and Flip Loans | Bridge Loans | Rental Home Loans | Transactional Funding

Lending in: Nationwide

“We don’t cherry-pick deals, if your deal fits, we fund it!”

Quick Pre-Qualification!

Personalized Rate in Minutes!

ARV based lending

Earnest Money Deposit Program (EMD)

VOD – Verification of Deposit available

Everything is done online, so you see the process in real-time.

Streamlined Draw Process – Get your funds Fast & Easy

We love small operators with LOTS of experience!

Up to 100% of purchase price + 100% of rehab!

Residential & Commercial

Up to $6M loan amount!

Rates as low as 8%

No Appraisal Needed For Some Programs

No Pre-Payment Penalty

Loans can be closed within 7-10 business days!

Bridge Loans Can Be Closed in 1-3 Days!

Transactional Funding as low as 3% up to 40 days!

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Apply Today to See if You Qualify!

Greg@fixandflippers.com | 858.386.0949

Send me an email with your contact details, and we’ll get you started.

Seeking Professional Flippers for ARV Loans


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As a professional in the real estate rehab/resale industry, we suffer from similar issues. Mostly having to do with time & money!

One of the best problems to have is finding too many deals but not enough capital, but still a problem.

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We know  you are feeding your family on this income and this is your livelihood, so stability is important!

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Let me help you find the capital partner (s) of your dreams who would be dependable and reliable when you need the funds.

Most private lenders I know use ARV or after-repair-value as their basis for making their loans, these are the largest loans that offer the most leverage.

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  • Programs include 80% of purchase, 80% of the rehab (which is held in control) payments can be included in your loan no JV split.

  • Or 100% Financing (70%) of ARV, covers your acquisition, rehab, closing costs, carry costs, in exchange for a JV profit split of 50/50

  • Or 100% Financing (70%) of ARV, covers your acquisition, you cover rehab (held in control) and closing costs (inc 3-4 pts) no JV profit split .

  • These lenders will make loans in AZ, CA,OR,WA,NV and other states if the deals make sense.

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These lenders will offer JV loans on Commercial & Residential properties (Office, Multi-Family, Retail, Strip Malls) or 5+ SFR portfolios (refi at lower rates)

This lender will also make business loans (with or without real estate attached) she just wants to see your Executive summary.