What is a “Hard Money” loan?
Traditional real estate loans like a personal mortgage are based on the borrower’s personal ability to repay the loan. This is measured by things like personal earnings, debt to income ratio, and credit score. These are all intangible or “soft” assets. Hard money loans, on the other hand, are based on a “hard” asset or the value of the property, so we don’t ask for documentation of income or any of that messy stuff.