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Hard Money Loans for an Historic Site

You are the financial officer for an historic preservation organization. Perhaps you’ve found a new site for sale, or you need to upgrade the one your group owns. Most of your funding comes from donations and grants. A Hard Money Loan may be what you need to pay to rehab that historic property, or purchase a site that has not been previously preserved. If your present credit situation, or the location or physical conditions of the property won’t allow financing through conventional conforming loan channels like banks and mortgage brokers, now may be a good time to apply for a hard money loan.

Reasons for Applying for Hard Money Historic Site Loan

  • Credit maxed out
  • Property in remote location
  • Property not of conventional construction
  • Value based on land alone
  • Value cannot accurately be determined
  • Potential income from property cannot be verified
  • Cannot give a completely accurate estimate of what addition will cost
  • Need to act quickly

There are hard money lenders all over the country: private investors, mortgage companies, or banks that deal in hard money financing can help finance renovations or acquisition of the other distribution center. If you deal with a hard money loan broker, be prepared to pay “points”: an up front percentage that probably will start somewhere around 3%. The collateral that secures the loan will be the site itself. The lender may also ask you to put up other assets to consummate the deal. Hard money lenders will typically finance only a percentage of the purchase price of the site--- usually 65% to 75% (Loan to Value Ratio). Since the historic site will produce income, (admissions fees, donations, sales in gift shop), a loan can be based on the value of the property plus its income producing potential. Interest rates might possibly run from 8% up; may initially be fixed, but later become variable.

Experience in running an historic si will be a plus in applying. Be prepared to give the lender the following, in addition to color photos of the land and any buildings.

  • Location of the property
  • Date of purchase
  • Date of closing
  • Purchase price and appraisal if available
  • Estimate of fair market value
  • Reason for applying for hard money loan
  • Verifiable gross income or expected income
  • Yearly expenses to be incurred on property
  • Estimate of proposed repairs to present property

Disclaimer: The hard money loan calculators found on this website are offered only to estimate monthly loan payments of hard money Historic Properties loans. No guarantee is offered or implied as to their accuracy. Hard money Historic Properties loans are non conforming, they do not conform to the underwriting guidelines of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Each private equity hard money lender has their own fee structures which may include points at closing and early prepayment penalties. Discuss all of the details of your particular hard money Historic Properties loan including all costs and fees with your selected hard money lender.