How “E” Can You Be in Private Money Lending

It’s never been clearer that there’s been a major pivot in the race to achieve the best hard money lending experience.  It is clear the Digital Mortgage experience is more important than ever to lenders’ and loan officers’ production, profit and customer satisfaction. I recently joined Brian Boike, VP of Product Management at Simplifile, to…

The Payment is in the Mail and The Dog Ate My Homework

Originating and Servicing Hard Money Loans requires active listening to a Story.  There is typically a reason why the loan is not being funded conventionally.  Each hard money loan’s unique scenario potentially stretches guidelines as oftentimes the loan characteristics don’t fall into a Conventional or Non-QM underwriting box.  Many times, a loan’s wrinkles are legitimate…

Gaps, Cracks and Whacks: A Hard Money Lenders Guide to Identifying and Preventing Poor Quality Contractors and Construction

Many hard money loans in Orange County involve a borrower rehabbing or repositioning a property before a sale or rental. The resulting property sale or rental will happen faster when the rehabber deploys proper project management and quality construction. A well-run project will facilitate a timely exit and the lender won’t have to fix substandard…

Hard Money Loans & Trust Deed Investments – Test, Measure, Iterate

As CrowdTrustDeed enters its 4th year, I want to thank you for your continued support. When Mortgage Vintage founded and established CrowdTrustDeed on January 1, 2015, our vision was to use technology and data to help our borrowers and brokers receive a more streamlined origination process that provided more surety of funding while facilitating better Trust…

5 Selection Criteria for Any Hard Money Loan

Every year, NFL executives, scouts, coaches, and analysts fly to college football games, scour videos, and scrutinize statistical reports about potential draft selections.  The NFL conducts the Combine where NFL prospects try out in front of representatives from the 32 NFL teams.  Production, Height-Weight-Speed, Durability, and Intangibles are all weighed and analyzed.  The number crunching…

Cannabis Business Purpose Loan

Sandy with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher at the recent 2017 Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego. Sandy and Mortgage Vintage launched their Cannabis Business Purpose Loan Program that provides cannabis-related business loans secured by California Real Estate. The ability to back cannabis businesses with Real Estate secured loans gives this program an extra advantage in the…

Leverage Fintech and the Internet

The Internet continues to destroy old and create new business models.  Disintermediation runs rampant.  How does a financial services business survive and thrive in the Financial Technology “FinTech” space and create a profitable business model in today’s Internet world? Old Business Model Internet Model Principle Banks Marketplaces and Crowdfunding 1 Blockbuster Netflix 2 Credit Cards…

Recently Funded Hard Money Loan in Van Nuys for $150,000

Van Nuys, CA                   Download recent-transaction-2nd-business-purpose-cash-out-loan-funded-van-nuys-ca Property / Loan Information Property Type SF Condo Lien Position  2nd TD Loan Amount $150,000 BPO Value $569,900 Occup Owner Lender Rate 10.50% CLTV 45.27% Loan Type Business Purpose Cash-Out Amortization Interest Only Due 60 mos. Guaranteed Int. 6 months  …

Recently Funded Hard Money Loan in Yorba Linda for $60,000

  Yorba Linda, CA         recent-transaction-2nd-business-purpose-cash-out-loan-funded-yorba-linda-ca Property / Loan Information Property Type SFR Lien Position 2nd TD Loan Amount $60,000 BPO Value $375,000 Occup. Non-Owner Lender Rate 10.50% CLTV on BPO             58.13% Loan Type Business Purpose Cash-Out Amortization Interest Only Due in 24 mos. (Balloon) Gtd.…

Recently Funded Hard Money Loan in Simi Valley for $65,000

  Simi Valley, CA         recent-transaction-2nd-td-investment-property-cash-out-loan-funded-simi-valley-ca Property / Loan Information Property Type SFR Lien Position 2nd TD Loan Amount $65,000 BPO Value $540,000 Occup. Non-Owner Lender Rate 9.50% LTV on BPO             12.04% Loan Type Investment Prop. Cash-Out Amortization Interest Only Due in 6/2017 (Balloon) Gtd. Interest  …

Air and Attitude

Go West Young Man/Woman! Our Fathers, Settlers, Adventurers, Immigrants, acted on this battle cry and moved west to California. We all know about the weather, but why else do residents put up with California’s housing prices, taxes, traffic and liberal slant? Why do we choose to live here in the land of “fruits and nuts?”…