Private Equity and Having Skin In The Game

Private Equity and Having Skin In The Game

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Private Equity Lenders (aka Hard Money Lenders) are different than traditional lenders in that their focus is on the collateral property, as opposed to you, the borrower. With a private equity loan the key component necessary to move the deal forward is the collateral property itself, by which I mean it’s income stream and/or value. This is because lenders look to the value of the property as their guarantee for payment. That being said, private money lenders feel  safe at low LTV (Loan-To-Value) ratio  for the same reason that borrowers do. A low LTV makes it a bad idea for the borrower to default but also a bad idea for the lender to take the property, thus mutual cooperation is rewarded. It’s a symbiotic system. It’s set up so that both parties are rewarded for doing what is in the interest of the other party.

Food For Thought,
Nathaniel S. Fulford

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