Hard Money Loans: How to Strategically Finance Your Rental Properties

A TurboTenant Webinar
December 1, 2022

Understanding hard money loans doesn’t have to be hard!

The expert team from Kiavi will discuss the basics of hard money loans and the benefits of using them before diving into the ins and outs of financing your rental property to maximize your monthly cash flow.

Discover the insights you need to navigate the complexities of real estate investing with Kiavi’s Hunter Latta. In this informative webinar, Hunter discusses various investment strategies, including long-term rentals, short-term rentals, the ‘BURR’ method, and fix-and-flip opportunities. Gain valuable knowledge about different financing options, such as single-asset loans and portfolio loans, and learn how to optimize your investments. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or new to real estate, this conversation provides essential guidance for your investment journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Long-Term Rentals: Explore the benefits of generating positive passive cash flow and how to meet lender DSCR requirements. Discover how FICO scores and leverage impact interest rates.
  • Short-Term Rentals: Learn how to maximize income in the short-term rental market. Understand the importance of market conditions and demand drivers for success.
  • The ‘BURR’ Method: Dive into the buy, renovate, refinance, repeat strategy. Discover how to make tax-free cash proceeds and ensure your numbers align with lender requirements.
  • Fix-and-Flip with Bridge Loans: Explore strategies to minimize upfront costs, prioritize expenses, and choose the right loan term. Be aware of prepayment penalties and extension costs.

Portfolio Loans:

Hunter Latta delves into the specifics of qualifying for portfolio loans, highlighting the need for a minimum of five properties, a total loan amount of at least $500,000, and individual property values of $50,000 or more. He clarifies that existing single asset loans cannot be rolled into a portfolio loan, though older loans can be refinanced into one for debt consolidation. He also emphasizes that all properties in a portfolio loan must be under one LLC.

Refinancing and Acquisition Strategies:

Hunter discusses refinancing options for traditional financing and how it can facilitate further property acquisitions. He examines the trade-offs of higher interest rates versus the potential for acquiring more properties at competitive market rates.

The BRRR Method:

The conversation shifts to the BRRR (Buy, Renovate, Refinance, Repeat) method, with Hunter explaining its flexibility for both significant renovations and minor cosmetic improvements. He stresses the importance of buying from distressed sellers for below-market prices and solving real estate problems through quick closings.

Lender Interactions:

Hunter shares crucial questions to ask lenders, including inquiries about Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) requirements, adjustable-rate mortgages, rate lock processes, and escrow requirements. He also dives into qualifications for loans, highlighting the need to consider factors like FICO scores, appraisal requirements, and the lender’s underwriting process.

Common Pitfalls and Solutions:

The webinar addresses common pitfalls in real estate financing, such as underestimating changes in interest rates, choosing the right amortization schedule, and understanding prepayment penalties. Hunter also discusses the importance of a thorough valuation process and property condition requirements.

Kiavi’s Services and Expansion:

Hunter concludes by introducing Kiavi’s history, services, and rapid loan processing capabilities. He details Kiavi’s expansive reach across 32 states and Washington DC, their technological platform for efficient loan management, and the personal assistance provided by dedicated account managers.

Q&A Session:

The webinar ends with a live Q&A session, where Hunter responds to various questions about Kiavi’s loan products, the impact of the current economic environment on lending terms, and the process for obtaining loans for different real estate ventures.

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