What is a Hard Money Loan?

Hard Money is an asset-based loan which typically comes with a short maturity, as well as a higher interest rate and fee, but offers much quicker access to funds for investors.

Hard money or private lending is an excellent real estate tool, as long as you understand how to take advantage of what it offers in order to profit from it. Hard money loans can be used for acquisition financing, acquisition and renovation financing, or renovation financing and can vary depending on each unique situation.

Milwaukee Hard Money currently lends to business entities for investment purposes only, such as an LLC or corporation.

Terms & Requirements

7-10 DAY CLOSING

LOANS UP TO 65% ARV

6 MONTH TERM

15% ANNUAL INTEREST RATE

  • We lend on both residential and commercial assets
  • We can close in 7-10 days (or sooner if necessary)
  • We can lend on traditional purchases, REOs, online auctions, and sheriff’s sales
  • We provide Pre-Approval Letters upon request
  • Loans up to 65% ARV (after repair value) for both purchase and repairs
  • Loans up to 50% value on cash-out refinance
  • 10% down payment on purchase price (or we will consider any free and clear assets borrower may have as collateral, in lieu of down payment, and could also roll the fees into the loan amount)
  • Typical lender fees include 5% origination fee (or minimum $2,500) and $1,900 closing costs
  • 6-month term, no prepayment penalty
  • Option to extend the loan at 5% refinance fee (1st extension 6 months; 2nd and proceeding extensions 3 months)
  • 15% annual interest rate
  • Interest-only payments made during loan term, along with property tax escrow
  • For Borrowers that would like a repair escrow as part of loan, we require a scope of work. We advance $3,000 at closing to get started, then Borrower will make a draw request based on completed work. Inspection and funding will be done within 24-48 hours of request. Includes $200 draw fee.

Next Steps

  • Apply online for a loan
  • Copy of executed offer
  • Borrower to set up a business entity (such as an LLC)
  • Copy of Articles of Organization and EIN
  • Operating Agreement if more than one member
  • Scope of work if requesting repairs as part of loan
  • Property insurance binder and paid receipt of premium
  • Copy of Voided Check for ACH of monthly payments

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