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The main difference between getting a loan from a bank versus a private lender is that the private lender will generally accept riskier loan customers than a bank. However, the interest rates from private lenders tend to be higher than interest rates from banks.

How much does a private lender charge?

Origination cost – establishment fee of 2 – 5% of the loan amount on top of interest rate is not uncommon, add more (brokerage) if the loan is introduced by a specialist. Interest rates – there is the rate for risk. Generally, private lenders are expecting a return of 9 – 15%, some even expect 20%.

What do private money lenders look for?

Private lenders look for the potential your prospective property has; they’re seeking a cash-positive or profitable asset.

How do you borrow money from a private lender?

How Private Lenders Work. Loans from private lenders work just like loans from banks or credit unions. You receive funding to buy a property, make a purchase, consolidate debt, make home improvements or any number of other expenses. Then, you pay the amount you borrowed back in installments, with interest.

Private Lender Mortgages

Are you having difficult qualifying for a traditional mortgage loan? Or are you on a short timeline and unable to wait around for the bank to make its final approval? If you are in either of these situations, you may be interested in a private mortgage loan. This type of financing is faster and much easier to qualify for, as the private lender will base your approval mainly on the equity of your home (up to 90% of the home’s value) rather than your credit history or proof of income.

A private lender mortgage may be
the best solution for you if:

  • You were already turned down by the bank for a traditional mortgage loan
  • You struggle with poor credit
  • You have income that cannot be verified
  • You do not have time to wait for the approval process of a traditional loan
  • You have unconventional mortgage needs (such as for residential or mixed-use properties)


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