Private Financing For Your Real Estate Investments

Flipping houses for fun and profit?

THE BAD NEWS (For Some): The inventory of houses that are available for purchase is at an all time high. These houses range from older homes that may need remodeling to new or almost new homes. This situation has been created by: 1) The previous several years of selling and financing homes for buyers who could not afford them, resulting in record foreclosures at an all time high. And in addition, 2) The present unemployment situation has forced many people to give up their homes to move to lesser expensive lodging, and in extreme cases, resulting in homelessness.

THE GOOD NEWS(For Others): Anytime there is a situation as described above, it is bad news for many people. Conversely, at the same time, it is good news for others because of the opportunities created by the particular situation – In this case, INVESTING IN HOUSING.

Because of the glut inventory of product (houses) available, prices are down from the previous market period; the old “Supply and Demand” syndrome. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs, etc. to make profits by taking advantage of these favorable circumstances.

So, let’s assume you are or would like to be one of those who takes advantage of the situation. You have some experience in residential housing or you have a mentor to help you make good decisions whenever you may be buying, selling, and/or rehabbing houses.

There are basically two types of investors who would be interested in the housing market:

1. Those who buy for resale later at a profit (hopefully) or,
2. Those who buy to hold for rental income.

Of course an investor could, and many do, fill both roles.

Now, let’s assume you have the knowledge, experience or mentorship to become involved in the housing market that we are discussing. One more thing we need is the funds necessary to buy, fix-up if necessary, and sell the houses. Also, if you intend to hold houses for rental income, you will need long term financing. So, if you have funds of your own, good credit with banks and other commercial lenders, you are all set, as long as they are lending. But what if you don’t have your own funds, and you don’t have good credit, or for whatever reason you are unable to obtain institutional funding? What to do then? Even if you do have good credit with the banks, that could change tomorrow with the whim of the banks and/or government.

Therefore, let’s consider your options: What if you could create a scenario where in you could conduct unlimited business in this and other markets, and not have to contend with banks and other institutional lenders? What if you could depend on always having financing available, short term and long term, even if your credit was not that great?

Well, you know what? You can do that! How can you do that? With Private Financing. This Private Financing will be from Private Investors and individuals who are looking for better and safer investments than they now have access to.

These posts are the opinion of the author who is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or investment advice. If such advice is required or desired, the services of competent professional persons should be sought.

Financing Home Improvement Expenses

You have home improvement plans but you just cannot seem to find the right budget scheme to be able to finance a few works around the house. This scenario is not rare as more and more people have to put up their homes for sale due to the recent economic crisis. Some others just want to move out and need their houses to be put up for a price. To be able for the house to become more valuable, renovations and improvement are both musts to raise the home selling price. Or simply, you have grown tired of the same color of wall for the longest time, a good repaint job can make it all the better or the patio needs some repair and improvement of facilities.

The reality of people setting up their homes up for sale is no longer out of the ordinary for most people. The real estate sector health has not been that good to since the recession a few years back. Houses for sale was either too cheap or too expensive for most home buyers. And the greatest factor to close a sale of residence is the condition of the house itself. Getting the house in up and running condition with a few interior improvements can greatly improve its tag price or simply just get a new look for its home dwellers. But to get the money in order to be able to do so can be done without too much hassle or too many red tags to comply. Below are some of the financing efforts you can give your home.

Create some funds for home improvement. You might have a place, say an attic, where you can put up old items for a garage sale. You can rally up the family members to get creative in disposing the stock items around the house. Old clothes, furniture, books, furniture and many other stored stuffs can fetch handsome prices. Pooling money and cleaning up unused objects can be quite rewarding. Or at times, due to home improvement, some auxiliary properties like a boat or another car can be sold in order to have considerable amount of money.

Store credit card can also be an answer for financing your minor home improvement projects ranging from $1,000-$10,000. Membership requires no credit background check as long as you keep in mind they happen to also have higher credit rates and service fees. While picking out the credit card, watch out for the hidden charges and keep notes of your account summary.

Home equity can be tricky as it has many financial obligations but can create more amount of money for your home renovations or improvement. It is also recommended to check your local bank home loans as they are easier to manage and keep track. Home loan rates are quite higher in interest rate compared to mortgages as they have little time for pay outs. Do not be afraid to ask the loan officer about your loans as this would help you in making the final decision.

Finding the financial capacity to afford your home improvement does not mean you have to break the bank. The best way to get around with it is to stick with a certain budget and approach the improvement with a part by part section. Your home can be more pleasing in time without you having to face additional debts and obligations.