Private Lending: Why It’s So Important

Have you heard of private lending? Not so much as an owner-financed home but loans made by a certain type of lender using its own internal guidelines without having to follow third party regulations? Private money, or so-called “hard money,” is a valuable asset in the world of real estate and without it many existing properties could ultimately fall into a state of disrepair such to the point where it detracts value from surrounding real estate. In the residential world, private loans are used to buy and rehabilitate investment properties.

Most residential loans today are issued following guidelines set forth by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. When a lender approves a loan using these standards the loan is then eligible for sale in the secondary market. Selling a loan means freeing up more capital for the lender in order to make more loans. With a private loan, the goal isn’t selling the loan, it’s getting the loan paid back. Private loans…