Real Estate Note investments in Little Rock – what to look for and what to avoid

Real Estate Note investments in Little Rock AR can be a fantastic way to earn solid returns and diversify.

In fact, real estate notes are one of the methods that the wealthy use to make much bigger returns on their investments than anything you can get on the open market.

In a nutshell, a real estate note is a private loan that’s secured by real estate.

Most are short-term, generally under two years, and normally at a high interest rate – 7-15% is typical, even when banks are lending at 3-7%.

Surprisingly, there’s a lot of competition from borrowers who are willing to pay these kinds of rates to lenders – and an increasing number of investors who are interested in funding them.

Why would investors take deals that banks would pass on?

There are lots of reasons, so let’s start with the basics.

Banks and lenders fall under a lot of regulations that private money lenders don’t necessarily have to follow, especially since they’re not federally insured.

Local real estate note investments are actually more like old-school investing. Real Estate loans were built on trust – just like back in the day, when it was common for deals to be sealed with handshakes and there weren’t so many lawsuits.

Real Estate Notes aren’t just based on credit scores and ratios.

For these deals, insider knowledge, relationships and potential value matters a lot more than the score assigned by a computer.

But like other high-return investments, there’s a lot of risk involved if you don’t know what you’re doing.

The investors who make a lot of money on real estate notes work with highly reliable brokers, attorneys and experts who help them evaluate the full potential of the loan – and assess the risks involved.

If you’re interested in capturing solid returns from the local Little Rock real estate lending marketplace, we may be able to help you.

We get requests from people who are looking to borrow money secured by real property (with equity!) who don’t qualify for traditional financing.

As a general rule, most investors want a high degree of security that the borrower stands to make 20-50% ROI with the funds he or she borrows. If the borrower’s plan is too risky or shows signs of probable failure, it’s wise to pass on the investment.

We’re not brokers – sometimes, we may partner with qualified investors to secure deals, and a real estate note backed by a mortgage is one tool at our disposal.

If you’re looking to invest in Little Rock AR real estate – not just in notes or mortgages – give us a call anytime at (501) 708-1951.

We’re happy to talk with you about our services and discuss how we can help you make money in real estate.

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About blessedinvestor

Justin runs Upward House Buyers LLC, a successful real estate company in Little Rock, AR. He is happily married and has 3 children. He loves his church, playing guitar, football, and most anything outdoors. Justin has been featured on several real estate investing podcasts and is a national educator on real estate investing and business development.

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