What to Know About Fix and Flip Loans for Short-Term Funding

Have you ever had a brilliant idea but never got funding for it? Did the idea have something to do with fixing a home, making it look great, then selling it for profit? Well, never let this happen to you again! Take out a fix and flip hard money loan and take control of your life!

What is a fix and flip loan?

Residential real estate can be very expensive, but sometimes, you will see an opportunity to buy a cheap home that can be fixed or rehabilitated and then sold. Fix and flip loans are for funding exactly these sorts of opportunities. You, the investor, will use this loan to purchase a damaged or weathered property, then fix the damage. Make the property more marketable as a whole, then you can then sell it for profit later on. 

Those who do the best fix and flips follow the following advice: 

  • Maximize efficiency by minimizing renovation expense
  • Make the property as attractive to potential buyers as possible 
  • Sell the property quickly

Why a fix and flip loan?

Opportunities in real estate can come in a flash and leave just as quickly; you need to be fast in order to scoop up these chances. You may not have enough time to liquidate assets to be able to purchase the property. Not to mention, more traditional loaning solutions such as going to the Federal Housing Agency (FHA) can sometimes be inaccessible. 

More often than not, these properties you see value in do not meet FHA guidelines. Fix and flip loans, on the other hand, are quick and easy ways to gain enough capital to buy the property and afford the repairs. Some include same-day prequalification and no prepay! Now that’s fast.

Besides speed, fix and flip loans also have another advantage. Many times, residential opportunities only accept hard money in exchange for their property. Fix and flip loans give you hard money, which lets you bypass this restriction.

Obviously, you will need to spend some amount of money on reworking the house. However, did you know that rehab can cost more than the initial sale? Thankfully, some fix and flip loans actually take this into account and base the loan on the project’s total cost instead of just the initial sale. This means that you will have very little of your actual cash spent on the project.

Let’s say, for example, that you want to buy a property to renovate in Dallas. First, you take out a fix and flip loan. You can use that money to purchase the property. You don’t have to worry about whether it meets FHA guidelines or not, nor do you have to worry if they accept only hard money. With the loan, you can fix the property. Then after you sell the property, you can pay back the loan. Everyone wins!


Don’t let real estate opportunities pass you by anymore. Break down the walls of “cash only” and “does not meet FHA guidelines.” Take out a fix and flip loan and get to working on that dream house you’ve always wanted to sell.

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