Wow, I can see why they call them HARD money loans, they are so hard to get and by the time you jump through 2000 hoops, you lose the deal you wanted which is exactly what happened today!
I won’t send you to sleep with all the details but the deal was solid, the house was awesome, great area, 4/2, 1/4 acre lot etc. etc. etc.
ARV was a solid 270K, good solid comps etc.
Rehab costs 33 - 35K
Negotiated purchase price 135K
(is someone going to tell me that deal sucks?)
We have an unused 100K HELOC (and not going to use it), 20 - 30K in the bank and a mid fico of 648 (not a great credit score but not that bad either)
A (can remain nameless) direct lender says “go ahead, we’ll fund it today” Then comes back, right after we made the offer to purchase and says “we need a 660 fico”!!!
Are you kidding me? You’re going to kick back a deal over 12 lousy credit points?
Wow, for those looking for rehab loans, try to find it locally from a private source. HML’s can and will be very frustrating, BS to get and for the amout they want to charge you, make sure you explore other options first.
Trust me, you’ll get a boat load of we think we cans, we might be able to if you do this, we need more $$, we have various plans and we’ll let you know what they are sorta kinda when we feel like it, and much more BS like that.
Oh, that property I mentioned… someone else snagged it at 4pm today! A nice chunk of change in net profit down the drain based on a “lender’s” we can do it.
Do you home work and good luck with all the promises!