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Myths and Misconceptions about Hard Money Lenders and their Type of Loans

Posted by Jim Emerson

Jan 20, 2022 10:15:27 AM

Due to a lack of industry knowledge, the general public often believes myths about asset-based mortgage lenders or Hard Money Lenders. Many people have misconceptions about their loans to real investors and home buyers. In this article, we intend to tackle these myths and misconceptions.

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Topics: hard money lenders, houston, AMI Lenders, Hard Money Loan

Hard Money Lender Tips for Current or Potential Real Estate Investors

Posted by Jim Emerson

Jan 13, 2022 12:59:58 PM

It is never too late to get into real estate investing. Yet, as with many things in life, you must study and be diligent to be a successful real estate investor because, mind you, real estate investing is not as easy as some make it sound on TV: there are plenty of aspects that could go wrong when buying a property as an investment. In what follows, we give you some tips that might prove helpful to you whether you are a proven investor or are just considering getting into real estate investing.

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Topics: Tips, hard money lenders, houston, real estate investors, AMI Lenders

What exactly happens when a Hard Money Lender checks your credit report?

Posted by Jim Emerson

Dec 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Let us suppose that you are interested in getting a mortgage loan from us, so you call us to ask about our mortgage rates and loan terms. To make sure that we give you the correct answer, we need to know whether your potential application will be ranked "good," "fair," or "poor." One of the elements in your evaluation is pulling your credit report.

Many of our customers worry that pulling their credit reports will hurt their credit scores. So here we explain what happens to your credit score and suggest to you some tips you might want to follow when shopping for a mortgage loan. You might also want to read what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a US government agency, has to say about this subject on their website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-exactly-happens-when-a-mortgage-lender-checks-my-credit-en-2005/ .

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Topics: hard money lenders, houston, private money lender, AMI Lenders, credit report, mortgage

How AMI Lenders deliver real value to its Real Estate Investor customers.

Posted by Jim Emerson

Nov 18, 2021 10:51:15 AM

We had the nicest phone call a few weeks ago, and it made our day. A client who had just paid off his mortgage, after many years of having a loan with us, called to express his appreciation for the trust we placed on him (and the loan we gave him back then) and the excellent service we provided after having struggled, unsuccessfully, for years to get a mortgage for his Church. 

It just goes to prove once more what a friend once told us: that AMI Lenders is in the “hope business.” We give hope to borrowers that feel they have no hope. Another way to say it is: “here at AMI Lenders, we offer non-traditional alternative loan products.” Many of our clients cannot qualify for a bank loan or a loan from a traditional mortgage company. We not only help people, but we also go out of our way to be helpful. You would be surprised to know how much advice we provide to our applicants. 

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Topics: Hard Money, hard money lenders, commercial hard money loan, private money lender, AMI Lenders

The Appraisal Gap in a Hot Housing Market Explained: What strategies can a Buyer utilize to compensate for the missing financing?

Posted by Jim Emerson

Aug 6, 2021 10:51:41 AM

Whether you're a first-time buyer with no experience in real estate transactions, no experience obtaining a mortgage to purchase a property, or you are an expert looking into buying in a hot market; you'll want to know all about the Appraisal Gap. 

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Topics: hard money lenders, Financing for flipping houses, private money lenders in houston, AMI Lenders

What Are Hard Money Lenders and How Do They Help Real Estate Investors?

Posted by Jim Emerson

Jul 8, 2021 10:40:27 AM

Most think of "hard money lenders" as risk-takers, loan sharks, high-interest-rate lenders, lenders that require no documentation, and/or lenders who lend only to individuals with bad credit.

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Topics: hard money lenders, real estate, real estate investors, AMI Lenders

Understanding the Importance of FICO scores: The perspective of a Hard Money Lender in Houston

Posted by Jim Emerson

May 25, 2021 1:24:19 PM

With how trending Flip and Fix investments have become, it is no surprise more people want to get in on the opportunity. To get a loan for such investments, one needs to have the eligible FICO score. Many potential investors do not understand just how the FICO score works, how it is obtained, and how it can affect their ability to get a loan. Therefore, AMI Lenders has put all the information you need to know about FICO scores in this blog. 

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Topics: hard money lenders, AMI Lenders, FICO Scores

As Hard Money Lenders, we often we asked what is the difference between the APY vs. APR?

Posted by Jim Emerson

Apr 6, 2021 9:58:07 AM

If you ever wondered what the difference is between the APY and the APR, here's all you need to know:

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Topics: Hard Money, hard money lenders, houston hard money lenders, APY, APR

Learn How to Prioritize Repairs to a Fix and Flip Property and Make the Most of your Hard Money Loan.

Posted by Jim Emerson

Apr 1, 2021 12:13:52 PM

As Fix and Flip investments gain popularity, they can help experienced Fix and Flippers make a substantial profit. In the past four years, the average gross flipping profit for investors has been between $60,000 and $70,000. However, if you don't do it properly, it's also possible to end up with a loss instead. As the name suggests, these properties need to be "fixed" before they are sold again. Fixing most commonly refers to repair work. It may be tempting to repair a few things in the house here and there and resell them. However, we also recommend following the advice from a professional home inspector for the highest profit. 

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Topics: hard money lenders, residential hard money loans, fix and flip

Why Reputable Hard Money Lenders Invest Time and Resources to Rigorously Verify a Borrower’s Abilityto Repay?

Posted by Jim Emerson

Feb 19, 2021 4:01:07 PM

Real estate investors often prefer hard money lenders instead of large financial institutions such as banks for obtaining their loans. The primary reasons for this are a)private money lenders process loans much faster, which is ideal if someone requires a loan quickly to beat a competitive bid, and b) Hard Money Lenders have more flexibility than banks. Also, hard money lenders have less stringent requirements and background checks.

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Topics: Hard Money Loans, hard money lenders, private money lenders in houston

   

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