Home > Blogs > California > Los Angeles County > Los Angeles > Banks Using Excuses Not to Lend â€“ Borrowers Seek Hard Money Loans

Private Money Lending Blog

Corey Curwick Dutton

By Corey Ann Curwick | Mortgage Broker
or Lender in Salt Lake City, UT

Banks Using Excuses Not to Lend – Borrowers Seek Hard Money Loans

Many of you have experienced what its like to jump through hoops to get a bank loan. In today’s lending environment bank underwriting criteria is almost intolerable and more people are looking for hard money loans or private money loans to take advantage of fleeting opportunities. I hear a story nearly everyday where a perfect credit and income borrower is turned away by a bank or delayed in getting a conventional loan for one reason or another.


For example, yesterday someone came to me for a hard money loan because they were about to lose a property they had under contract. This was after the bank told them to pay $90,000 in estimated tax for 2012, and thereafter that they would need to wait another 4 months until the hard copies of the returns were received. This is just terrible to do to someone who has scrambled to take advantage of an opportunity and has jumped through every hoop to get a bank loan. But this is the reality of bank lending right now.


More and more people, who never thought they would have to pursue a non-bank, private money, or hard money loan, are finding themselves having to go in that direction. Although many people will complain about the interest rates of  hard money loans, the rates charged are low, compared with the rates of hard money loans in the 1980’s and 90’s. And as more and more lenders enter the market and want to make hard money loans, rates will continue to become more reasonable. Because banks won’t be loosening up their underwriting standards anytime soon, private money and hard money loans are sometimes the only option.


Posted by Corey Ann Curwick of Private Money Utah

Copyright © 2014 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer