A “hard money lender” is a lender who makes loan decisions mostly based on the underlying value of the property (aka the “hard asset”). Hard money rates often are higher than long-term rates. However often banks are not fast enough or have reasons preventing a loan. Banks may require high credit scores, high income, and lots of verification, etc. Alternatively, hard money lenders often have very few criteria. Hard money lenders often can underwrite and fund a loan in a matter of days rather than weeks or months. The term “hard money lender” may mean different things to others. Property value is the primary concern for Good Funds Lending, LLC. Good Funds Lending, LLC is not concerned about credit scores or income but considers other aspects of borrowers.
What is a hard money lender?