The Difference Between Financial Position and Collateral Value

Quite a few things distinguish hard money from traditional bank financing. From the lender’s perspective, the difference between borrower financial position and collateral value is big. In fact, it is the main factor that separates hard money from traditional lending. Hard money lenders like Actium Partners are more interested in collateral than the borrower’s financial […]

Top 5 Hard Money Terms for Newbies

What is it about financial services that aggravates you the most? For many investors new to the hard money game, it is the words our industry uses. Suffice it to say that the financial sector has its own lingo. If you don’t know what certain terms mean, you could end up approaching a deal without […]

How to Avoid Hard Money Lending Scams

Hard money lending is a legitimate financial service on par with other forms of licensed private lending. Unfortunately, our industry is given a black eye every time a fraudster manages to scam people out of their hard-earned money. We consider it part of our responsibility to educate people about how they can avoid hard money […]

A Summary of Hard Money Lending in 4 Points

The internet is a treasure trove of information about hard money lending. Some of it is true, some of it is not. Some of the information is produced by people who are genuine experts in the field. Other information, not so much. The long and short of it is that you cannot always believe what […]

5 Question We Hope You’ll Ask When Borrowing from Us

Here at Actium Partners, we are big proponents of borrowers getting the best possible funding solution to meet their needs. We understand that hard money is a competitive business. We also know that borrowers have to look out for their own best interests. Believe it or not, we truly appreciate those who do. Given the […]

Proven Ways to Reduce Risk in Real Estate Investing

Every form of investing has its risks. When you invest in commodities, you take the risk of the bottom falling out on futures. Investing in the stock market carries with it the risk that your chosen companies do not meet performance projections. In real estate, your risks run the gamut from falling property prices to […]

Using a Bridge Loan to Acquire Vacant Land for Development

The fact that private lenders enjoy greater flexibility allows them to consider loan types that banks wouldn’t even touch. A good example is a hard money loan used to acquire a piece of vacant land for development. Banks tend to steer clear of such loans because they consider vacant land too risky. On the other […]

First-Time Clients: How to Increase Your Chances of Approval

Every client we have ever worked with was a first-time client at some point. They all had to convince us that partnering with them was a good idea. If you are planning to apply for your first Actium Partners loan, you will have to do the same thing. Don’t stress over it. Just make a […]

How to Close on a Real Estate Loan in Seven Days or Less

Closing on a real estate loan in under ninety days is unheard of, right? Yes and no. If you are looking at a traditional mortgage from a traditional lender, ninety days would be a reasonable expectation. But there are other real estate loans that can close in seven days or less. These are the types […]

Are Hard Money and Private Lending the Same Thing?

Hard money lenders are private lenders in the sense that we are not publicly owned banks. However, in our industry, we differentiate between private lenders based on business models. It pays to know the difference if you are looking to fund a project by way of alternative financing. Actium Partners operates as a hard money […]