How Long Can a Hard Money Loan Be Financed?

In many cases, hard money loans are intended for short term needs, a real estate acquisition being one example. The majority of hard money loans are typically available for as little as a month or up to five years, a stark contrast to traditional mortgages that are usually available for ten or thirty years. However, it can be tough to … Read More

The NAR Predicts a Positive Residential Forecast

  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released some positive predictions for existing home sales, suggesting that these sales will see a slight uptick as a greater number of millennials become homeowners.   According to the NAR’s chief economist, existing home sales should be ending the year at a pace of roughly 5.36 million, the best numbers in ten … Read More

Home Flipping Investors Make a Comeback

Investors have resurfaced in home flipping, seeking out markets to find homes in need of a facelift in order to earn a profit. At one point, the practice was considered a factor in contributing to the housing crisis, but it has since become a welcome sign as some city officials view it as a means of solving the affordability crunch. … Read More

Investors Should Go with Hard Money Loans

Hard money loans have become increasingly popular among investors, thanks in part to the greater difficulty involved in getting a traditional loan. In fact, it’s becoming the preferred method of getting a loan. With its efficiency and speed, the fees and interest rates make hard money loans worth it, even for those that typically finance their properties through a bank … Read More

Asian Investors Love Miami

If the first half of this year is any indication, global commercial real estate investments by Asian investors may end up setting a record. Among the country’s markets that are seeing the greatest amount of benefits, Miami comes in fourth place. Per reports, Asian investors spent over $600 million on Miami real estate, a dramatic rise of more than $30 … Read More

Home Prices Rise in August

Some good news for the housing market is emerging. The prices for U.S. homes managed to see positive gains during the month of August as a greater number of homebuyers found themselves competing for fewer available properties. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index saw a healthy gain of just over five percent in August, following a … Read More

M&M Private Lending Is Heading to FAMP Miami Chapter Trade Show

We’re very excited to announce we will be making an appearance at next month’s FAMP Miami Chapter Trade Show! The convention is being hosted by the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals which aims to advance the mortgage profession via education, ethical practice, and advocacy. The show will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center and kicks … Read More

Banks May Not Offer the Best Rates

Mortgage rates are at some of the lowest rates they’ve ever been, but experts suggest that borrowers may not be receiving the best rates that they deserve due to the way banks price mortgage loans. Loans need to be attractive to the investors that purchase them from a bank, and since lenders wish to make a profit, the rates may … Read More

Investors Eye Real Estate Opportunities in 2017

A recent survey involving 1,000 U.S.-based investors determined that nearly 90 percent of them are showing a keen interest in making real estate investments as part of their investment strategy in 2017. The survey also showed that 80 percent of investors view a real estate portfolio as one of the best ways to leave their families a strong financial legacy. … Read More

Foreign Investors Set Their Sights on Commercial Real Estate

Miami’s once feverish residential condo market sales pace may be slowing down, but it’s opening up increased opportunities for the commercial real estate market. Foreign buyers have in the past set their sights on investing in South Florida’s always lucrative pre-construction residential condos, but they are now shifting their attention to income-producing commercial real estate properties. This shift in focus … Read More