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

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!

Non-QM Niche Loan Programs


Owner-Occupied Non-QM

  • Up to 95% LTV
  • 1 month Bank Statement Program
  • 12 or 24 month Bank Statement Program
  • VOE Only Program
  • 1099 Only Program
  • P&L Only Program
  • Asset Depletion Program
  • Credit Scores Down to 500
  • Foreclosure Bailout

Non-Owner-Occupied Non-QM

  • No Income Verification up to 80%
  • No Income Verification for cash out up to 75%
  • NO DSCR Required
  • Ficos down to 600
  • 5+ Unit Apartment Bldgs.
  • Mixed Use Properties
  • Loans held in LLC and Corps.

Inquire Below Today!

Learn How To Wholesale Properties from Home!


10200946412133211The market is ripe with opportunity and your chance to get a piece of this pie is only a commitment away. Work with a 13 yr veteran who will show you how to wholesale properties and fix and flip using OPM (and some of your own!)

No experience needed! You will be trained. This is not a Guru “Get Rich Quick” scheme.

It requires a commitment to not quit! Quitters never win.10205999432455561

In this business, if you don’t quit and keep your head in the game, and you learn it, you can earn 6 figures every year.

You will need some tools and some education/direction from a mentor. I’ll teach you how to fish!

Investor/Principal Buyer’s list: has 100+ proven cash buyers for CA properties. $99
Will include a spreadsheet with Name, Email, Phone, and purchase criteria.

Quick Start Marketing Plan – $99
Marketing Guide – white paper
1 hr consulting
Via Skype or Phone, will provide step-by-step instructions on setting up social media accounts: what to post, how to post, when to post, also cross promo opportunities. Also we will go over multiple social media strategies.

WordPress Blog Training – $199
2.5 hrs of Consulting and Services provided
I will set up your WordPress blog
Help with developing content and blog topics
Instruct you on how to use the blog to build an audience, generate leads and establish your brand in this industry.

(Free, included with consulting)
*Documents/Resources
*Assignment of contract
*Purchase Agreement
*Deal analyzer, self populating Excel worksheet
*Access to personal referral list of private lenders
*Contractor referrals

Advanced Consulting

(Private Financing) Strategies $99
Lender Contacts
How to Structure your 1st Private Financing Fix and Flip transaction.
Avoid the pitfalls of bad loans, etc. (don’t lose $$)
*Additional Consulting Sessions –
Create your own agenda (We can discuss any topic that you want) $49/session.

If you purchase multiple sessions, the price is $35/session.

You are welcome to book as many of these as you need. I will provide 1 hr consulting sessions.

Most students use these extra sessions to sharpen skills or ask specific questions not covered.

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Looking for 5 serious students for the summer season!

The HOT season!

Get Started TODAY with all Programs for $399!

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Serious inquiries only
Greg@FixandFlippers.com
858-386-0949

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Looking for Investors With Liquid funds to deploy on Trust Deed Investments – Earn up to 13% per annum


Trust Deed
​It’s been a roller coaster year with the real estate market, if you didn’t meet your financial goals this year due to lack of deals, consider investing in trust deed opportunities, you get handed the best deals on a silver platter –  without the responsibility of marketing, lead generation, follow up, deal structure, project management, etc. you earn upfront points, monthly interest payments and in some cases- equity splits at the end.

Looking for Investors who want to invest in Trust Deeds, who have between $250K-$40M to deploy NOW on Southern California Non-Owner Occupied & Commercial loans. 

I’m also writing you to ask for your help to connect high net worth individuals, pensions plans or IRAs with a hard money lending company.
These investors can enjoy passive income from 9.99%-13% + per annum.
  • The loans are secured by trust deeds and may be 1st/2nds/3rds (Gap).
  • Broker has 10 yrs+ experience in hard money with $140M+ in loan originations
  • The Broker has developed multiple J/V programs to enable the investor to earn in cases 50% or more
  • Currently he is originating $4M – $5M per month, with a goal to raise $40M.
  • The properties are in Southern California and are non-owner occupied or commercial.
  • Each property/loan is personally inspected by the underwriter
  • Everything is turnkey – servicing, foreclosure if necessary, project management/rehab & finally disposition.
  • With a full pipeline, you can immediately deploy your funds to work on low LTV deals with turnover of those funds at least twice per year.
  • Escrow & Title with every transaction
  • Investors receive full due-diligence file before making decision or deploying funds

Check out the blog for more details http://trustdeedinvestingcalifornia.wordpress.com/

Document from the BRE regarding Trust Deed Investments, Click this.

or contact me directly. Greg – 858-386-0949