Category Archives: Hard Money Loans

In the Hard Money Game Both Borrower and Lender Are Investors

We talk an awful lot about investors when describing what we do. The reason is simple: the vast majority of borrowers we do business with are real estate investors. They rely on hard money and bridge loans to obtain choice properties they believe they can make money on. But when you stop and think about […]

The Truth About Hard Money Lending Might Surprise You

A lot of people believe plenty of inaccurate things about the hard money industry. Thanks to the omnipresent internet, the world is awash with misinformation about what we hard money lenders do. That is unfortunate because hard money proves itself a valuable tool time and again. It is too bad more people don’t know the […]

When to Consider Using a Hard Money Lender

As a business owner or investor, you have plenty of options for financing. Hard money is just one of them. While we appreciate the opportunity to provide hard money and bridge loans throughout Salt Lake City and the entire state of Utah, we get the fact that our loans are not always the best option. […]

3 Things Every Investor Should Know About 1031 Transactions

A year or so ago, we published a blog post discussing how investors could use hard money loans to complete time-sensitive 1031 transactions. Not much has changed regarding 1031 rules since then. However, the topic deserves to be revisited as we head into another tax season. Known as the 1031 Exchange, a 1031 transaction is […]

Hard Money, Bridge Loans, and Amortization

You can visit countless websites and find loan calculators based on the amortization principle. Amortization is a common practice for auto loans, mortgages, and other types of non-business funding. Even traditional small business loans are amortized. Is that the case for hard money and bridge loans? Usually, no. As private lenders, hard money lenders have […]

Is the Interest on a Hard Money Loan Tax Deductible?

We assume that most people looking to borrow from Actium Partners work with their accountants or tax preparers on strategies to reduce their tax liabilities. But if you are new to the whole hard money game, you might not know how a loan from us would affect your tax position. For example, is the interest […]

Why So Many of Our Clients Invest in Real Estate

It is safe to say that the majority of the hard money loans we make go to real estate investors. Our clients invest in all sorts of property, from multi-family rental units to commercial office buildings. They find real estate lucrative for a variety of reasons as well. As to our part, we are just […]

Why Those ‘Other’ Loans Don’t Work for Property Investors

Hard money and bridge loans are designed for a very specific clientele with somewhat unique goals. For instance, the majority of loans we make go to property investors looking to generate income from commercia real estate investments. A hard money loan is perfectly suited to helping them meet their goals, despite higher interest rates and […]

How Do Hard Money Loans and Mortgages Differ?

The pre-housing-crash hard money industry was known for making all sorts of loans that lenders would never make today. Our industry has changed quite a bit as a result of the aftermath of the crash, especially where the Dodd-Frank Act relates to property funding. Unfortunately, some people still conflate hard money loans with mortgages because […]

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 […]