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Seattle Residential vs Commercial Hard Money Loans

Are you wondering what the differences are between residential vs commercial hard money loans? Look no further because we’re here to help you navigate...

Are you wondering what the differences are between residential vs commercial hard money loans? Look no further because we’re here to help you navigate...

Are you wondering what the differences are between residential vs commercial hard money loans? Look no further because we’re here to help you navigate the details! (And if you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to our friendly and helpful team at (425) 272-9881! Hard Money Loans 101 Real estate investors acquire properties, they fix them up and either sell them or rent them out to tenants. This sounds like a great strategy to make money (it is!), but the problem is it can be very capital-intensive,...

Investment Property Tax Deductions List for Seattle, WA

We all pay taxes every year. Sometimes, there can be surprises. But in the case of buying local Seattle, WA, investment properties, you can earn investment...

We all pay taxes every year. Sometimes, there can be surprises. But in the case of buying local Seattle, WA, investment properties, you can earn investment...

We all pay taxes every year. Sometimes, there can be surprises. But in the case of buying local Seattle, WA, investment properties, you can earn investment property tax deductions for your Seattle properties. For real estate investors, the United States provides the opportunity to earn a living purchasing investment properties. So when you hold those properties as investments, of course the income they generate is taxed. Many new investors often overlook tax deductions that could have an impact on...

Washington State COVID-19 Real Estate Construction Update

On April 24th, the investment community received great news that the Washington State Governor lifted some of the restrictions on construction in Washington...

On April 24th, the investment community received great news that the Washington State Governor lifted some of the restrictions on construction in Washington...

On April 24th, the investment community received great news that the Washington State Governor lifted some of the restrictions on construction in Washington state. Projects funded by hard money loans may resume with some new guidelines in place. We wanted to provide a summary of the recent changes. We highly encourage that each investor read through the regulations in order to make the necessary changes to their job sites. Key Points: Existing construction projects can be resumed with new COVID-19...

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  • Buying Foreclosed Homes: Is it Worth the Risk?

Buying Foreclosed Homes: Is it Worth the Risk?

March 4th, 2019|1 Comment

“Foreclosures are great real estate investments, but many traditional lenders see the risk and not the reward on these properties. That’s why more real estate investors are using hard money loans to buy foreclosures.” - Loren Howard A hard money loan makes it easy to buy, repair, and profit from foreclosure real estate investments. Real estate investors can also close on properties faster than ever because hard money loans aren’t credit based and can be funded in as little as 48 hours by lenders like Intrust Funding.

  • A Guide to Choosing Contractors for Rehab Projects

A Guide to Choosing Contractors for Rehab Projects

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

As hard money lenders we’ve seen perfectly legitimate investment opportunities turn into financial crises because of borrowers' inexperience in choosing and managing contractors. If you're new to this process, don't worry! Here are a few tips for working with contractors successfully.

  • How Hard Money Lenders Evaluate Deals

How Hard Money Lenders Evaluate Deals

February 6th, 2019|4 Comments

Many lenders, Intrust Funding included, refuse to finance investment properties that they do not believe will be successful. In the instance that an investor is rejected because of the property, it is a good idea for the investor to either request a second opinion or not purchase the property at all. While it may seem preferable to get a second opinion, the lenders that advise against purchasing a property are working in your best interest and are not interested in attaining your collateral, but rather in funding a successful deal.

  • How to Choose a Hard Money Lender: What to Look for and What to Avoid

How to Choose a Hard Money Lender: What to Look for and What to Avoid

February 1st, 2019|5 Comments

It’s the bottom of the ninth and there are two outs. Who is batting for you? You’ve done your research, your financial documents are ready, and you’ve found the investment of your dreams, but how do you decide who to trust to back you financially? Here are key characteristics to help you find a lender that’s right for you. Hit this one out of the park! Pro Tip: Hard Money Lenders with High Default Rates Should Always be Avoided!

  • Fix and Flip Loans: The Hard Money Advantage

Fix and Flip Loans: The Hard Money Advantage

December 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Fix and flip real estate investors may look glamorous on TV, but what they don’t show you is the steps taken for purchasing an investment property. Like most of us, they don't usually have hundreds of thousands of dollars just sitting around in their bank accounts. In fact, the biggest obstacle for new investors isn’t the work required for property renovations but rather securing the funds to acquire their investment properties in the first place. And that's where our fix and flip loan program comes into play.

  • Hard Money Facts: Myths Debunked

Hard Money Facts: Myths Debunked

January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Because hard money lenders fund projects conventional loans typically won't cover, there are a lot of misconceptions about what hard money loans actually are. Here Intrust Funding takes on a few common myths by talking about the facts.

  • Why Choose a Hard Money Loan over a Conventional Loan

Why Choose a Hard Money Loan over a Conventional Loan

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

As an alternative to conventional lending, many investors are using hard money lending. One reason is because hard money lenders like Intrust Funding underwrite investment properties based on expected ARV (after repair value) rather than current property value. As a result, neither credit score nor property condition are significant factors when investors apply for hard money loans.

  • Leveraging Benefits and Risks

Leveraging: Benefits and Risks

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Leverage as defined in the lending industry is the use of borrowed capital to achieve a financial gain. Investors typically use leverage when they expect profits to be greater than the interest payable. Leveraging can significantly increase your overall cash on cash return when used properly. But what happens when you leverage too much and a deal goes wrong?

  • Investing 101: Choosing the Right Hard Money Lender

Investing 101: Choosing the Right Hard Money Lender

January 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The key to becoming a good investor is to use hard money loan programs to fund your profitable deals. Even more important is finding the right lender! It’s no surprise that shopping around for a lender can be a daunting task. We’re here to help make the process more streamlined.