New Jersey Hard Money Lenders for Real Estate Investors
Here is a list of hard money lenders for residential and commercial real estate in New Jersey, including Bergen County, Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, and other areas. Hard money loans are a great short-term solution for New Jersey property investors who either don’t qualify for a traditional mortgage or just need to close a deal fast. Most hard money loans are 12 months, but some lenders offer a longer term.
Gelt Financial, a direct hard money lender, funded a $225,000 equity cash out refinance loan secured by a residential rental property in Wildwood, New Jersey. The Borrower had a unique financial situation. Her and her husband owned a total of 4 properties, but they went through a divorce, and the judge allocated 2 properties to each spouse. The husband was ordered to remove the Borrower from his 2 properties a certain time frame but failed to do so, and both went into default. This ruined the Borrower's credit, so she was unable to get a conventional loan. Eventually the judge ordered those 2 properties to be allocated to our Borrower, but they came with a lot of past due taxes and penalties. The subject property for our hard money loan was one she owned free-and-clear. It's a townhouse/condo very close to the Shore and is always rented out seasonally with short-term leases, so there wasn't enough verifyable income on it for her to get a conventional loan. We estimated the value to be over $550,000 which put our 1st mortgage at around 50% loan-to-value. We did not require an appraisal. The Borrower plans to sell one of her other properties in order to pay us off within the 2-year loan term. This hard money loan was funded in June 2021.
JV Equity and 1st Mortgage for New Jersey Medical Office Property
Gelt Financial, a direct hard money lender, provided 100% financing for the purchase and rehab of a small commercial property in Vineland, New Jersey. The Borrower/Sponsor is a contractor who had a solid plan to purchase the property, which was previously a funeral home, and convert it to a medical office. He already had a lease agreement signed with a non-profit organization to occupy the property as soon as the renovations are completed. The purchase price was $350,000 with a rehab budget of $125,000. We estimate the completed value will be around $1.1M. The exit strategy is to sell the property to the new tenant within 2 years. The Borrower has a very bad credit history and didn't have cash to contribute, but he's a repeat client we've provided financing to in the past, so we decided to be a JV equity partner to provide a 1st mortgage and all the equity. The 1st mortgage will earn interest, and we will receive 50% of the profits upon the sale. This JV equity deal was funded in March 2021.