Where to Find Gap Funding


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Where to Find Gap Funding

In the past few days we have spoken with 4 clients who lost properties because they didn’t secure financing beforehand. While getting into real estate investing requires a lot of planning, it is imperative that investors set up their money correctly from the very beginning.  This often includes finding gap funding options prior too shopping for properties. Those who take the time to set things up correctly will have more opportunities than those who wait!

What is gap funding?

Gap funding is borrowing money from someone for the down payment, carry, or any money that you have to put into the deal. When you are buying a property, the first lender requires something in order to approve the loan. This could be a down payment, reserves for payments, or they may require you to do the fix up. Many investors don’t have the additional funds that are needed in order to meet the lenders requirements. Real estate investors might go out and find a family member, friend, or someone in the real estate community who can lend them that money to bridge the gap. It is important to make sure that your primary lender allows gap funding before purchasing a property. If the lender doesn’t allow gap funding, it could jeopardize the deal. 

How do you find gap funding?

There are a lot of people out there who have anywhere between $10K to $50K that they are looking to invest. By working with you, they have a chance to receive a better return on their investment. So how do you find gap funding? There are real estate groups throughout the community that provide opportunities for investors to meet. While peer investors are not often interested in diving into real estate themselves, they are interested in getting a better return on their money. While you can start by asking family and friends, many fear that it will create an awkward situation. By finding peer investors in the community who have $100K or $200K set aside, you will be able to compete in today’s market!

Ready, set, GO!

In order to be successful in real estate it is important that you find and secure funding prior to purchasing properties. Thankfully there are a lot of options out there to help investors. These include HELOCs, credit cards, and peer lending, just to name a few. Here at The Cash Flow Company we have seen people use multiple ways to get the gap covered. Those who take the time to  gather pre-approvals, will be ready to go when the next deal comes!

Contact us today to find out more about gap funding and what you need to do to get pre-approved.

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