Private Lender Link Resources - Guides and FAQs

Private Lender Link strives to be a great resource for all sorts of information related to the private mortgage industry. We have written a number of Guides which provide insights and useful information about various private lending topics. Our FAQs page will answer some basic questions about private lending, about our platform, and some private lending lingo.

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What’s the Difference Between a Private Lender and Hard Money Lender?

There are a number of opinions regarding the difference between a “private lender” and a “hard money lender”. In our opinion, they are the same - a non-institutional lender offering short-term mortgage loans to real estate investors. Our take on this c...

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Credit and Financial Requirements for Private Mortgage Loans

Private and hard money lenders generally do not have a lot of requirements when it comes to credit history and...

Private Money for Land Loans

The number of private lenders offering loans secured by land is very limited. The ones that do consider land will...

Fees Charged for Private Mortgage Loans

Most private and hard money lending companies do not charge any upfront fees prior to funding a loan, especially for...

Private Lending for Owner-Occupied Homes

Most private lenders will not consider a borrower’s primary residence, or a vacation home, as collateral for a private mortgage....

100% Financing for Private and Hard Money Loans

Private Lender Link is not a good resource for property investors to find lenders that provide 100% financing (no money...

What’s the Difference Between a Private Lender and Hard Money Lender?

There are a number of opinions regarding the difference between a “private lender” and a “hard money lender”. In our...