San Diego Hard Money Lenders

North Coast Financial is a direct hard money lender based in San Diego providing hard money loans throughout the state of California. North Coast Financial is one of the most experienced hard money lenders in California with over 40 years of lending experience and more than $800 million in hard money loans funded.

We offer a range of different hard money loans to real estate investors and property owners in need of fast, flexible and reliable funding options. Our competitive rates and fees, excellent customer service and trusted reputation are why our clients continue to choose North Coast Financial for their hard money lending needs. Read client reviews.

Contact North Coast Financial now for a free and friendly consultation and a quote for your hard money loan request.

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    San Diego Hard Money Loans from North Coast Financial

    • Fixed Rates from 9.00% (excluding consumer loans)*

    • Lender Fees from 1.5 Points – No Additional Fees

    • Same Day Pre-Approvals Available – Receive Funding within Days

    • Financing up to 75% Loan to Value

    • 40 Years of Experience – $800 Million Funded

    • 5-Star Google Review Rating – BBB A+ Rating

    Experienced & Direct Hard Money Lenders Based in San Diego, California

    One of the top hard money lenders in San Diego, California with over 40 years of experience, North Coast Financial provides fast hard money lending to real estate investors and property owners. The broker/owner of North Coast Financial has funded more than $800 million in California hard money loans since 1981. Contact North Coast Financial now and partner with one of the most experienced direct hard money lenders in San Diego.

    San Diego Hard Money Loans

    North Coast Financial provides multiple types of hard money loans in San Diego including bridge loans, fix and flip / rehab loans, investment property loans, probate and estate loans, trust loans, cash out refinance loans, purchase loans, reverse mortgage refinance loans, distressed property loans, hard money loans for owner occupied property and various other hard money loans for real estate.

    Residential Hard Money Loans – Commercial Hard Money Loans

    North Coast Financial provides funding for both residential hard money loans (single family residences, duplexes, multi-family residences) as well as commercial hard money loans (industrial, commercial, land). The loan to value ratio for a residential property will be higher than what is available for a commercial property.

    Bridge Loans

    North Coast Financial specializes in California bridge loan lending in San Diego County and throughout California. Bridge loans are short-term loans of less than 12 months secured against a borrower’s property which is then used to purchase a new residence. Once the borrower has purchased the new property, the existing property is sold which will automatically pay off the bridge loan.

    Bridge loans are available to homeowners who need to borrow against their primary residence so they can purchase a new home. The borrower may also be able to use a bridge loan to purchase the new property directly if they have a sufficient down payment. Real estate investors are also able to use bridge loans to borrower against their existing property to purchase a new property.

    Contact North Coast Financial now to inquire about a San Diego bridge loan or visit our Bridge Loan page for additional information.

    Fix and Flip / Hard Money Rehab Loans

    Fix and flip loans are an important financing tool used by real estate investors who want to purchase a property, make upgrades and repairs and then sell the property as soon as possible for a profit. Also known as rehab loans, fix and flip loans provide the real estate investor with fast and easy financing, which allows investor to take advantage of a short-term opportunity without using all of their available funds in a cash deal.

    Please see our Fix and Flip / Hard Money Rehab Loan page or contact North Coast Financial for more information.

    Probate Loans, Estate Loans & Trust Loans

    Probate, Estate and Trust loans are available to beneficiaries and heirs who need short-term financing for real estate assets currently within a trust or estate. The loan proceeds are frequently used to settle debt obligations of the estate/trust or to pay other heirs when dividing ownership. The estate or trust must contain California real estate for North Coast Financial to provide a loan. Please see our Probate and Estate Loans or Trust Loans page for additional information.

    Cash Out & Refinance Loans

    Cash out and refinance loans in San Diego and throughout California are available to property owners with sufficient equity in their property. Cash out refinance loans are typically used to borrow against the equity in a property to invest in another opportunity. Refinance loans are used to secure a lower interest rate or a longer loan term.

    To inquire about a San Diego cash out or refinance loan contact North Coast Financial now or visit our Cash Out & Refinance Loan page for more information.

    Recent Hard Money Loans in San Diego

    • La Mesa Trust Loan

    Recent Deal – La Mesa Trust Loan

    La Mesa Trust Loan North Coast Financial provided a $200,000 trust loan in La Mesa, California (San Diego). The loan was secured against a single family residence and was used to refinance an existing loan and also [...]

    • Carlsbad Trust Loan

    Recent Deal – Carlsbad Trust Loan

    Carlsbad Trust Loan North Coast Financial provided a $235,000 trust loan in Carlsbad, California (San Diego County). The purpose of the loan was to divide an interest in the trust-owned real estate between beneficiaries of the trust. [...]

    • Bonita Hard Money REO Purchase Loan

    Recent Deal – Bonita Hard Money REO Loan

    Bonita Hard Money REO Loan North Coast Financial provided financing of $515,000 for the purchase of an REO property in Bonita, California (San Diego County). REO loans from private lenders are typically needed as many banks do [...]

    • Escondido Bridge Loan

    Recent Deal – Escondido Bridge Loan

    Escondido Bridge Loan North Coast Financial provided a $315,000 residential bridge loan in Escondido, California (San Diego county). The loan amount was used to help purchase a new primary residence and keep the existing primary residence until [...]

    • Escondido Bridge Loan Refinance

    Recent Deal – Escondido Bridge Loan Refinance

    Escondido Bridge Loan Refinance North Coast Financial provided funding for a $300,000 residential bridge loan in Escondido, California (San Diego). The loan amount was secured by a single family residence and the loan to value ratio was [...]

    • Cash Out Refinance San Diego

    Recent Deal – Cash Out Refinance San Diego

    Cash Out Refinance San Diego North Coast Financial provided a $100,000 cash out refinance loan in San Diego, California. The borrower needed funds to make improvements to the property and pay off some higher interest debts. The [...]

    • Del Mar Trust Loan

    Recent Deal – Del Mar Trust Loan

    Del Mar Trust Loan North Coast Financial provided a $900,000 trust loan in Del Mar, California (San Diego County). The loan was needed for a trust beneficiary buyout to equalize a trust distribution and allow the beneficiary [...]

    What is a Hard Money Loan?

    Hard money loans are similar to conventional home loans. Borrowers obtain loans with real estate as collateral. The main distinction is that San Diego hard money loans are financed by private investors as opposed to large conventional lenders (credit unions and banks).

    While conventional lenders are most concerned with factors such as income history and credit scores, San Diego hard money lenders are primarily focused on the value of the property and the borrower’s equity within that property. Focusing on value and equity allows the hard money lender to provide quick and flexible funding that banks aren’t able to offer

    San Diego hard money lenders generally require a down payment of 25-30% or more. While this down payment amount is typically above what is required from conventional lenders, the benefit is that hard money lenders have far fewer requirements and documentation needed for loan approval and funding. Hard money lenders are also able to overlook bad credit and other issues on a borrower’s record including short sales, bankruptcies, foreclosures and loan modifications.

    Hard money loans are typically only for short-term use. The hard money borrower needs to have an exit strategy or two in mind when they apply. For San Diego, hard money loan terms up to 3-4 years are typically available to borrowers. The most common exit strategies include refinancing into a long-term conventional loan, selling the property or refinancing with another hard money loan.

    Hard money lending rates will always be higher than what conventional lenders are able to offer. San Diego hard money loan interest rates generally range from 8-11% for a 1st loan. Hard money 2nd mortgages range from 10-14% interest due to the greater amount of risk assumed by the 2nd lender. Specific hard money rates vary based on multiple variables including the strength of the borrower, the lender, the property and the loan to value (LTV) needed. Even though hard money interest rates are higher than bank loans, the fast funding and flexible lending criteria are often worth the higher cost to the borrower.

    Real estate investors who need quick financing to secure a real estate opportunity are the most common users of San Diego hard money loans. Because of the short-term nature of hard money loans, the amount of interest paid isn’t typically a significant cost relative to the return on investment.

    Obtaining a San Diego Hard Money Loan from North Coast Financial

    The hard money loan application process with North Coast Financial is quick and easy. The hard money borrower must complete and return the loan application. North Coast Financial will then review the application and notify the borrower of whether or not their hard money request has been approved. The loan approval process is frequently completed the same day the application is received.

    For investment property, North Coast Financial is able to fund the hard money loan in as few as 3-5 days once the loan request has been approved. Hard money loans on owner occupied property typically take 2-3 weeks due to the current federal regulations that all lenders (including hard money lenders) must comply with

    Hard money lenders in San Diego are typically asset-based. This means hard money lenders are primarily focused on the current value of the property as well as the equity the borrower has in the property. Various issues on a borrower’s record including poor credit scores, foreclosures, and loan modifications can be overlooked by hard money lenders as long as the borrower has a significant down payment or sufficient equity within the real estate used as collateral.

    Once the San Diego hard money loan is approved, North Coast Financial begins the loan process and works closely with the borrower and 3rd parties (real estate agents, escrow, title) to have the loan funded quickly. North Coast Financial prepares all of necessary loan documents and disclosures for the transaction and is happy to answer any questions the borrower may have.

    Once escrow is ready to receive loan funds from the lender, North Coast Financial has the funds wired to escrow in order to close the deal.

    Hard money loans (private money loans) available in the following San Diego County cities, census-designated places and unincorporated communities: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista, Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Campo, Camp Pendleton, Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, Crest, Descanso, Eucalyptus Hills, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, Granite Hills, Harbison Canyon, Hidden Meadows, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Lake San Marcos, Lakeside, La Presa, Mount Laguna, Pine Valley, Potrero, Rainbow, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego Country Estates, Spring Valley, Valley Center, Winter Gardens, 4S Ranch, Ballena, Barrett Junction, Blossom Valley, Canebrake, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Dehesa, Del Dios, De Luz, Dulzura, Elfin Forest, Fernbrook, Flinn Springs, Four Corners, Guatay, Harmony Grove, Kentwood-In-The-Pines, Leucadia, Lincoln Acres, Live Oak Springs, Oak Grove, Ocotillo Wells, Olivenhain, Pala, Pauma Valley, Pine Hills, Ranchita, Rincon, San Luis Rey, Santaluz, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley, Tecate, Tierra del Sol, Warner Springs, Whispering Pines, and Wynola.

    San Diego County, California

    San Diego County, California