FAQ’s on Lima One Capital Hard Money and Short Term Loans
Do you lend on owner-occupied houses?
No. We only provide financing for investment properties. This means that the borrower cannot live on the property at any time during the course of the loan.
Do you provide proof of fund letters?
Yes, you can get pre-approved for our hard money loans and rental financing on our website. It takes 24 hours or less.
Do you lend to foreign investors?
We do lend to foreign investors with our FixNFlip program. We do not lend to foreign investors with our Rental30 program.
How does my credit score effect the approval of my application?
For our FixNFlip program, if you don’t have a credit score of 600 or above, then you will have to partner with someone and they will have to be included on the HUD and Note.
For the Rental30 program, all individuals on the loan must have a minimum credit score of 680.
Can I pay down my loan principal?
For our FixNFlip program, you can pay down your loan at your discretion at no additional cost.
For our Rental30 program, a pre-payment penalty applies for the first five years of the loan.
Is an appraisal always required to fund a loan?
An appraisal is required for all FixNFlip, Rental30, and Fix2Rent loans. Although the appraisal is an expense for the potential borrower, it protects him or her from making a mistake and owning a new mortgage on a property that is already underwater due to too many foreclosures in the area. Appraisals are the last step in the application and underwriting process. They are conducted only after the borrower is approved and the estimate of cost has been accepted by the borrower. Lima One Capital makes no money off of the appraisals and the potential borrower pays our approved appraisers directly.
How are construction draws handled?
Our borrowers request a draw. Within 48 hours, one of our licensed contractors inspects the work completed. Within 24 hours after the inspection report is received, the funds are released. There is a $150 charge for each draw that is deducted from the draw amount. We don’t make any money on construction draws. The cost of the draws go directly to our contractors to ensure that the work is done properly and within code.
Can I cross-collateralize properties to lower my down payment at closing?
Yes, if you own a property, Lima One Capital will often times use that property as collateral instead of requiring a down payment for your project.
When will you loan in our area?
Soon! Please, let us know which area/s you would like to see our hard money loan programs in!
Do you lend on commercial properties?
We only lend on residential investment properties.