Frequently Asked Questions.
Common questions about Residential Capital Partners.
What is a hard money loan?
A hard money loan is an asset-based loan through which a borrower receives funds secured by real property.
ResCap understands your business, loans up to 100% of 65% of ARV and will approve your loan in an expedient manner.
Do I need a property before I apply or can I be pre-approved before I find a property?
No. You can apply to be pre-approved based on your credit and financial statement – or – you can apply with a property under contract.
How do I qualify for a ResCap loan?
In order to qualify for a ResCap loan, you must have solid credit, adequate liquidity and experience in the fix-and-flip business.
Can I borrow from ResCap if I have never done a rehab before?
No. We look to establish new relationships with seasoned fix-and-flip professionals.
How much experience do I need to have to qualify for a ResCap loan?
ResCap requires proof that you have completed at least three successful fix-and-flip transactions or are working with an experienced partner / contractor.
How long does it take to approve and close a loan?
The approval of a loan usually takes 1 to 2 business days. Once approved, all we need is a valid appraisal, clear title and evidence of insurance to close the loan. On average, a loan that is submitted can fund within 14 days of being submitted to ResCap.
Will I receive a Proof of Funds letter?
We will supply you with a Proof of Funds Letter once you have been pre-qualified by ResCap.
Do I order the appraisal or does ResCap?
ResCap orders the appraisal.
How long does it take to approve and close a loan?
The approval of a loan usually takes 1 to 2 business days. Once approved, all we need is a valid appraisal, clear title and evidence of insurance to close the loan. On average, a loan that is submitted can fund within 14 days of being submitted to RCP.
What is interest rate and fees you’ll charge me?
The interest rate is 10%. ResCap charges a $700 appraisal and processing fee, a $1,000 application fee and an origination fee of 3 points upon repayment of the loan, which can be rolled into the loan.
What are points?
A point refers to the origination fee charged by a lender in a real estate transaction with 1 point equaling 1% of the amount of the loan.
What does it mean to roll my points into my loan?
It means that you don’t have to come out of pocket to pay the points. We include them in your loan.
Will you charge my interest on the full note amount or the funded note amount?
We charge interest on the funded note amount.
How much will you loan me on my property?
100% of 65% of After Repaired Value (ARV). We will consider properties over 65%, but you will need to make up the difference at closing.
What is After Repaired Value (ARV)?
After Repaired Value is the fair market value of the house after you have made the repairs to the home contemplated by your fix-and-flip business plan.
How does ResCap determine my loan amount?
Once the appraisal is ordered, we confirm the ARV against the appraisal and take 65% of the appraised value of the home.
What is the minimum and maximum I can borrow?
ResCap makes loans between $75,000 and $1,500,000.
How does ResCap offer pre-approval to Borrowers?
We check your credit, financial strength and industry experience and provide you with a Proof of Funds letter.
What is the term of a ResCap loan?
6 to 9 months.
How do I get a ResCap loan if I have a property under contract?
Contact us and we will send you a link to our online portal where you can apply for a loan.
What types of residences qualify for a ResCap loan?
Single family homes, duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes.
Do you require inspections?
Yes. Prior to funding your fix-and-flip loan, we will send an appraiser to the property to verify the condition of the home. We also send inspectors to the property with each repair draw to confirm that the repairs have been completed in a workmanlike manner.
Do I need to purchase property insurance for this loan?
Yes. We require an insurance policy on each property for which we have an outstanding loan.
How quickly will I receive funds once my loan has been approved?
Provided you have clear title, a completed appraisal and insurance on the property, we can wire funds to you within 24 to 48 hours.
How does ResCap submit funds to me?
We wire closing proceeds directly to the title company or attorney. We wire repair draw reimbursement to the borrower’s bank account.
What is required before I request a draw payment?
ResCap asks the borrower to submit the draw request after completing the work, at which time, ResCap sends an inspector to the property to verify that the work has been done in a workman like manner.
Will ResCap run my credit?
Do credit issues prevent a borrower from qualifying for a loan?
Credit issues alone will not prevent a borrower from qualifying for a loan; however, the liquidity and experience of the borrower will need to be even stronger if there are credit issues to consider with the loan request.
Do you need me to have an LLC set up before funding my loan?
Yes. ResCap will only make a loan to an LLC or other special purpose business entity (i.e.: partnership).
Do I have to close my loan at a title company / attorney’s office?
Yes. ResCap requires the loan closing to be completed at a title company or attorney’s office.
What monies do I need to bring to closing?
At closing, the borrower needs to bring money required to pay for title insurance and any other closing costs above 65% of ARV.
Do I have to submit tax information and financial documents to be approved for my loan?
Yes. ResCap requires the borrower to submit the prior year’s tax return, the most recent pay stub and the most recent bank statements of the borrower (personal and business).
Are you in my local market?
ResCap has lending affiliates in NC, SC, NJ, NY, CT, PA and TX. ResCap will be coming to MA, CA and IL soon.
Does ResCap offer construction financing on single-family housing?
No. Under no circumstances will ResCap consider construction financing.
Does ResCap approve and fund heavy rehab loans?
ResCap will consider heavy rehab loans; however, the borrower will have to prove successful prior experience with a heavy rehab loan.
Does ResCap loan money on vacant land?
No. Under no circumstances will ResCap consider a land loan.
Does ResCap loan money to Borrowers on their primary residence?
No. Under no circumstances will ResCap loan money to a borrower on their primary residence.
Is this considered asset-based lending?
Yes. A hard money loan is an asset-based loan through which a borrower receives funds secured by real property.
Can I get more than one loan at a time?
Yes. To obtain more than one loan at a time, the borrower must have the financial strength and industry experience to be proven worthy of managing more than one fix-and-flip project at a time.
Can I extend the loan if I need it longer than the original term?
ResCap will consider a 90-day renewal for performing loans that need additional time to compete the repairs prior to sale.
Will you loan less than $75,000?
Under special circumstances, ResCap will loan less than $75,000.
Do you ever loan more than 65% of ARV?
Are there penalties if I pre-pay my loan early?
No. There are no pre-payment penalties on a loan that is paid in full prior to the expiration of the term of the loan.
What markets are you in?
AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV and WI.