Rural West Texas
This deal needed to close quickly. They were scheduled close on the property on Tuesday, the 5th of July, but had only submitted their loan request to us on July 1st (that’s right, the Friday before the 4th of July!)
Note: A 10-day extension on the closing was possible IF they could get a commitment by the 5th… otherwise, he would lose the property. But thanks to our private fund, we were able to issue the commitment on the 5th and closed their loan the following week.
In addition to the tight schedule, this particular property was a new-construction house and barn on 36 acres in the middle of Nowheresville, West Texas. The city wasn’t even a true city – it was a “community” with no official resident count (by the satellite photos, maybe 50 people in the town?) However, the property was gorgeous and his goal was to use it as a retreat for people through AirBnB. The borrower had experience in this business and the cash to put down — but had no cash flow in his business and of course, no history of cash flow in the property.
With our private fund, we were able to issue the loan at 50% LTV and escrowed six months of payments.
When we have a special-use vacant property located in a rural area or with no cash flow, we send the deal to our private $20 million fund for consideration. To accommodate for the risk, we simply adjust the LTV. We have gone as high as 90% for strong borrowers with SBA takeouts, and as low as 25% for rural vacant land. If you have a deal that has good collateral but needs to close quickly, send us an inquiry through Loan Finder or give us a call at (888) 959-1648.