A tangible asset is one that is capable of being appraised at a particular value. It can be touched. It can be identified. It is real. There is no guesswork about it. Hard money loans are based on the value of the asset or property used for collateral.
The stock market is impossible to control. If you read Investopedia or the Wall Street Journal, you know already that It will soar and dive and stall. However, it is just one option for an investment. Real estate is another choice you can make. Real estate would put some diversity into your investment portfolio. However, it takes a little more hands-on work and patience. In the stock market, all you do is decide how much you want to invest and put your money down and sell when you are ready.
In real estate, you have more choices to make. You decide how much time you want to invest as well as how much money. You should of course do the research upfront yourself and find a great real estate agent to work with, but you can choose the location of the property, pick the quality of the house or apartment complex, do the remodel yourself if you have the skills, find the occupants for a rental through internet advertising, and/or manage the rental yourself by collecting rents and providing landlord services.
A rental produces cash flow even in an economic downturn. In fact, in economic downturns, it might give you more income as people may have to rent instead of buy and occupancy rises. A rental property also builds equity. On the other hand, real estate takes longer to sell than stock and income requires occupants. There are also taxes, insurance, and utilities to pay whether the property is occupied or not.
If you are looking at buying real estate as an investment option, to add diversity to your basket of investment eggs, you need to do your due diligence assessments and be ready for competition. It would be a good idea to get prequalified for a loan so you can have the money on hand fast if you find a property you want to invest in.
How much money do I need?
How much collateral can I offer a lender?
How much will the repairs cost?
How long will the repairs take?
Add a 15 % cushion
As a broker, I would be happy to talk over the options with you and can help you find a funding source for a fee. I give advice, do the paperwork, and make the phones calls involved in the transaction. I have contacts and experience in bringing lenders and borrowers together. I’ll help you find the best rates and pass the completed loan package on the lender.
I would love to give you a hand.
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