For a newbie with great credit, what lenders are best?

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For a newbie with good income and great credit, what lenders are best? I tried Wells where my mortgage is but that want to talk me into a small line of credit. I don't want to go everywhere racking up inquiries I just need someone to give me a good program for getting started in the flipping biz.

Hello Scott. I am new as well so I could be wrong but you may want to seek out Hard Money for flips rather than conventional lending. Just my two cents

Depends on if you want to flip or buy and hold.

I originally used a smaller local bank for flipping. Basically they would set up a line of credit using the subject property as collateral.

Quick closing, Interest rates were 6%, 15% down payment, interest only 1yr balloon with semi annual payments. Think they charged a 1% origination fee. Sometimes had to have appraisal, and lenders title policy.

Now I have a pretty decent size Unsecured Line of Credit with another small bank. It makes life even easier as I don't have to hassle with a lender at all. No origination, appraisal, no down payment, or lenders title policy. Interest is around 5% paid monthly. It's basically a big credit card with a great interest rate.

If you want to buy and hold you need to find a lender that will do fixed rate fannie mae financing for investment properties. A lot of banks don't offer these loans and will push 5yr balloon loans which are a lot less desirable to me.

@Scott Lunn

Welcome. Business line of credit is a good option. Time to build the foundation below.

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