How to Use Private Money Loans to Lock in a Real Estate Deal

If you’re looking to purchase a rental property or flip a house (fix, renovate, and quickly sell), one way to fund this is through private money loans. These loans are a great way to get you going on your real estate ventures. However, like anything else, you should know all the pertinent information to decide if it’s right for you. So, what is a private money loan and when and how should you use them to lock in the real estate deal? Keep reading to find out more.

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What Is a Portfolio Loan?

Typically, a lender originates a mortgage and then turns around and sells it on the secondary mortgage market. Conversely, a portfolio loan is when a lender originates the loan intending to keep it rather than sell it. There is a set of standards and requirements that must be met to sell on the secondary market. The originator who intends to offload the mortgage must abide by these general requirements and standards. If they intend to keep it as a portfolio loan, they can set the terms to whatever they wish, often in a manner favorable to the borrower.

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