Frequently Asked Questions
The amount you pay for a property is up to you as a private investor, but we recommend that you pay no more than 75% of After Repair Value (ARV), minus the cost to repair the property. Example: If the ARV of the property is $100,000.00 and the Repairs will cost $15,000.00, the most we would suggest you pay is $50,000.00 to $55,000.00.
This again will vary some depending on the quality of the deal and your personal financial situation, but we will loan up to 70-75% of the After Repair Value (ARV) of the property. Take again the example above of a property worth $100,000.00 with $15,000.00 in repairs. We might loan as much as $55,000.00 towards the purchase of the house with an additional $15,000.00 held in escrow for you to repair the property.
Yes we will. We will reimburse you for repairs in typically three to five draws as work is completed.
We will look at your credit, however it is only one aspect of the approval process and we are much more concerned with the property itself and the amount of cash you have available to handle the project. We do not have a minimum credit score requirement.
Never on the first deal, however once we have established a good working relationship we can work with you to reduce your out of pocket expenses.
It depends on the size of the deal, but a good rule of thumb is 6 months worth 6 of payments plus one-third of the cost of repairs.
Typically we like to see enough cash in reserves to fund closing cost plus any equity down payment. However, we will take into consideration any available lines of credit with banks and credit card companies when considering your application.
Yes. If this is your exit strategy, then we will need to know that you can get approved for long term financing and/or may have additional requirements
At closing, we will require six months, paid in advance, Builders' Risk certificate of insurance with a vacancy clause. Also, Windstorm and/or Flood Insurance may be required depending upon the location of the property. If windstorm is not included in your hazard insurance policy, a separate policy may be required and can be obtained through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
No, according to the Deed of Trust, no one is allowed to occupy the home before the end of the loan term.