Top financing methods to buy real estate investments

One of the biggest challenges to purchase a real estate property is the financial needs. Though many real estate properties seem impossible to buy, you can use some financing methods to make your purchases. Investing in real estate is one of the best things to do with your money. You basically put in money to make more money.

Use all cash:

One of the best ways to make your real estate properties purchases is to use your own money.  It is the easiest and quickest ways to buy a property. If you happen to have all the cash, you will be able to buy it even at a lower price.


We all think that mortgage can be used only for financing our residential properties, but you can actually mortgage to even finance for your investment properties. The process happens to be the same, all you need some money in your hand for the down payment and closing cost. You need to make the down payment before the lender of the property will approve your application. You will also need a good FICO score for being eligible for the loan.

Portfolio loan:


If you want a specialised loan when compared mortgage, you need to go for a portfolio loan. These types of loans have different loan packages with different incomes, debt, credit requirements etc. A portfolio has a different loan package as they do not sell the mortgages to larger institutes. They instead keep the mortgages in-house when it comes to loan. Portfolio loans might seem a little more flexible, but you will not get the long-term loans as you would do in the traditional residential mortgage.

Hard Money:

Hard Money is given to someone based on the value of the property that is being purchased by the borrower. Hard Money is usually given out by professional money lenders, and the creditworthiness of the borrower does not back it. Thus, it has a low loan to value ratio when compared to traditional loans and obviously have higher interest rates when compared to other forms of financing sources. Hard Money is often called the loan of the last resort. Even though the interest rate is higher than the other financial loans, it allows buyers to make their investments quickly and make a profit.

Private Money:

Private money loans are similar to hard money, and in fact, many people use these terms interchangeably. The main difference between them is that hard money is something which you get from professional money loaners, but private money is getting money from someone you personally know. They could be your relatives, friends, co-workers or other contacts who are willing to provide you with money. Since the money lender is known to the borrower, the interest rates may vary from person to person.


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