When to Use Short Term Bridge Financing
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Short Term Bridge Financing
Time is of The Essence
First off, let’s define our terms. Short term bridge financing has a one to three year term followed by a balloon payment. You can’t afford to be indecisive. In acquiring bridge financing, you’ve traded equity for liquidity on a short-term basis. You want to use the funds to quickly increase the value of the asset more than the cost of liquidity.
A common misconception of inexperienced investors is the assumption that an acquisition of 30% less than estimated market value generates an immediate net gain. However, in actuality the cost to arrive at this estimated market value can easily exceed 30%, if you fail to properly assess the cost of the rehab. That is why I can’t impress upon you enough, how important it is to do your due diligence(i.e. rehab cost, sale or rental income, carrying cost, probability of refinance on additional short or long term basis, etc.) Trading equity for short term investment funding can greatly increase your net worth. Use the money soundly.
My feelings on the subject,
-Nathaniel S. Fulford V
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