Fix and Flip Advice for Lenders

Consistently and accurately vetting fix and flip loan applicants is an essential facet of every successful real estate lending practice—but the process can be deceivingly nuanced and challenging particularly when you factor in a constantly fluctuating market and highly variable economic conditions. Still, when it comes to the underwriting process, there are a few tried-and-true […]

3 Things You Need to Know About Non-QM Loans in the Hard Money World

Non-qualifying, or non-qualified loans—commonly referred to as Non-QM loans—give borrowers a more flexible format of mortgage structuring. They feature less strict credit and financial profile qualifying prerequisites and are typically strong options for self-employed loan seekers, certain rental property owners and others who are otherwise unable to meet the stringent standards for conventional mortgage financing. […]

The Importance of Buying Real Estate/Mortgage Notes

One of the most effective real estate investment approaches out there is also one of the most overlooked: mortgage notes. Mortgage notes, commonly referred to as real estate lien notes or borrower’s notes, have become a widely used asset class in recent years. Buying real mortgage notes offer a host of advantages including rates of […]

Navigating Your Next Fix and Flip: Planning Your Job Sites During COVID-19

Fix and Flip Loan

Navigating your fix and flip even at the best of times can be a real challenge from both a logistics and time management perspective. The coronavirus has only served to accentuate these demands to unprecedented levels. Although you may not be able to control what occurs during this time of uncertainty, you can still take […]

COVID-19 Real Estate Market Update & Forecasting Future Trends

Hard Money Loan

When to Use Your Next Hard Money Loan As the United States adjusted to the pandemic’s summer, an unanticipated phenomenon was taking place on a national scale. Americans have been on the move—with the National Association of Realtors reporting that existing home sales jumped 20.7% from May 2020. That trend has persisted throughout the summer […]

The Importance of Having a Good Relationship with Your Hard Money Lender

Hard Money Lender

When it comes to obtaining financing for real estate investment projects, establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with your lender is an important, yet often overlooked, asset that nearly every successful investor leverages to get ahead in the industry. Borrowing money can help expand your investment portfolio and increasing your return on investment in […]

Best Avenues for Investors to Find Real Estate Deals

Real Estate Investment

For many aspiring real estate investors out there, finding the ideal real estate investment deal that affords them the enviable benefit of a steady passive income stream and the associated financial freedom is the ultimate goal. Over the past few years the market has grown steadily stronger, and more and more people are eyeing the […]

Fix and Flip Properties: Navigating the New Normal During the COVID-19 Era

Fix and Flip

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of the real estate industry, including the fix and flip market. Real estate investors who are looking to purchase, rehab, and subsequently resell properties have been provided an opportunity to continue growing during this pandemic. Alpha Funding Partners has continued lending during this time and has seen some largely […]

L is for Licensed Contractors

L is for Licensed Contractor

One question we get asked all the time as it relates to fix and flip projects is, “Can I complete the work myself?” If the work is cosmetic, yes you can complete cosmetic work on your own. However, if the work is beyond a paint job and carpets, you will need to hire appropriately licensed […]

K is for Know Your Market

One of the biggest mistakes new investors make is overpricing their finished property on the MLS. Understanding the local market, researching comps, pricing accordingly, and knowing the buyer market are all keys to successfully flipping a property. The more you know up front, the more leverage you have when completing a deal from start to […]