Private Money 101: How to Buy Properties WITHOUT the Banks

Private Money 101: How to Buy Properties WITHOUT the Banks

Episode #342

Need flexible funding for your deals? Private money could be the answer. Whether you’re looking to dodge the bank or want greater control over the terms of your deal, that’s exactly what this creative finance option can provide. Our hosts can vouch for it!

Welcome back to the “Real Estate Rookie” podcast! Today, we’re taking a deep dive into private money—the creative finance solution that allows you to fund more deals without huge down payments or stellar credit. Tony and Ashley share how they discovered private money and why it’s their go-to financing option today. If you’re looking to borrow funds, our hosts will show you how to find private money lenders, how to structure your private loans to benefit both parties, and why this financing solution is the PERFECT stepping stone for a future investing partnership.

In this episode, you’ll also learn about the three essential documents for all private money loans, as well as how to approach your lender about structuring a deal. But that’s not all—this masterclass is for the private money lenders, too! Tony and Ashley discuss ways to protect yourself in a deal and how to ensure that you get your money back. Finally, you’ll learn when not to lend private money!

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Show notes at:

00:00 Intro

02:37 Traditional Financing vs. Private Money

08:31 Must-Have Documents!

10:29 1. Promissory Note

14:50 2. Amortization Schedule

18:38 3. Deed of Trust

22:23 Contracts, LLCs, and Legal Entities

25:54 How to Protect Yourself

31:06 Top Exit Strategies

35:22 Finding a Private Money Lender

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