Investing in Real Estate Easily with Private Money Lending

In this economy many investors are looking for an alternative to the stock market and it is surprising that so few investors are familiar with private money lending as a way to invest in real estate. Private money lending is a very safe and easy way to get very healthy returns on your investment.

It isn’t hard to figure out that there are record numbers of foreclosures, short sales, REOs (real estate owned properties), wholesale properties, rehab properties, commercial properties and many other types of discounted properties out there for the taking right now but many investors would rather not go through all of the steps involved with the purchase and sale of foreclosures, short sales, REOs (real estate owned properties), wholesale properties, rehab properties, commercial properties and many other types of discounted properties… and understandably so.

Many investors don’t realize this, but the guys that everyone considers to be “real estate investors” are constantly in need of outside funding in order to secure the deed on all of these foreclosures, short sales, REOs (real estate owned properties), wholesale properties, rehab properties, commercial properties and many other types of discounted properties and are able to pay out very healthy returns to private investors that loan them “private money”.

Of course we don’t recommend just going out and giving a private loan to any Joe off the street that claims that he can “flip a house”, but there are many real estate investors and real estate investing companies out there that are very honest and can pay out up to 25% returns on these private loans. These types of investments can be very lucrative and now is a better time than ever to get into private money lending.

With the current state of the housing market, we are seeing all time low prices on all kinds of foreclosures , short sales, REOs (real estate owned properties), wholesale properties, rehab properties, commercial properties and many other types of discounted properties. By having private money lenders in place, it allows the real estate investor to have more buying power and allows them to purchase properties at very low prices and allows them the ability to pay very nice interest rates.

Most people automatically think, “how can I trust this guy with my private money?”. Of course that is the most important question. The answer to this question is what makes private lending so great. Normally when you loan a real estate investor private money, the deed from the property is actually put into the private money lender’s name until the property is resold at a hefty profit. The real estate investor then pays the private loan back along with the percentage of return that was agreed upon.

Of course, as with any investment, there are risks so we recommend that you thoroughly research whoever it is that you intend on giving a private loan to, but investing in private money loans for real estate is a fantastic alternative to the stock market as well as an easy way to take advantage of the great deals in real estate without all the headaches.