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Comprehensive Guide to Hard Money Loan Investing Part 4: Top 15 Hard Money Loan Funds 2020

Updated: 3 days ago

We found not just 1 but 15 needles in the haystack for investors.

Comprehensive Guide to Hard Money Loan Investing Part 4: Top 15 Hard Money Loan Funds 2020

(Usual disclaimer: I'm just an investor expressing my personal opinion and not a financial advisor, attorney or accountant. Consult your own financial professionals before making any financial decisions. Code of Ethics: We do not accept any money from any sponsor or platform for anything, including postings, reviews, referring investors, affiliate leads or advertising. Nor do we negotiate special terms for ourselves in the club above what we negotiate for the benefit of members.). IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: this info was posted before anyone knew we would be facing a global pandemic in the spring of 2020. So it may be missingcrucial information necessary to making an effective investment today. Some of the information in it may be dated, no longer accurate and/or irrelevant. For information on analyzing investments in this new era, see: "How will Covid-19 / Coronavirus Affect my Alternative Investment Portfolio?"

Hard money loan funds have numerous advantages over most of the platforms, including more conservative LTV's, higher volume, instant diversification, better transparency, easier management and early liquidation. However, finding a good fund has been very difficult for many investors. Well, this article puts an end to that. We list the top 15 funds as chosen by investors on the site. We then gathered 20+ data points on each so you can contrast and compare them. And we also list honors for the top standouts in several areas, and provide a guide on picking and doing due diligence. SUMMARY of Hard Money Loan Funds:

  • Arixa Capital: Secured Income Fund

  • Arixa Capital: Fund 3

  • Broadmark Capital: Fund 1 (PBRELF I)

  • Broadmark Capital: Fund 2 (BRELF II)

  • CCG Capital Pride of Austin High Yield Fund I

  • Ditmas Park Capital

  • Hershiser Income Fund IV

  • IronBridge

  • Lynk Capital

  • Pender Capital Asset Based Lending Fund 1

  • Pelorus Equity

  • Rama Fund

  • Socotra Capital

  • Stallion Capital Management Fund

  • Stone Circle Mortgage Fund

  • Trueline Capital fund-I

  • WFP Income Fund

Honors awarded:

  • Best Deals for Investor Group Members

  • Best Uncured Default Rate*

  • Most Principal Skin in the Game

  • Most Lenient Withdrawal Policy

  • Lowest minimums

  • Best Unique Feature

  • Most Conservative LTV Target for rehab/Acquisition Loans

  • Most Conservative LTV Target for construction loans

  • Lowest Average Portfolio LTV

The above is just a summary. Click here for this full article. (Private Investor Club Content)

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For those interested, here are the other sections of this guide:

Part 1 - What is hard money loan investing?

Part 2 - How to protect from loss

Part 3 - The Due Diligence Check List

Part 4 - Top 15 hard money loan funds

Part 5 - Postmortem: How to Avoid Flushing Tons of your Money Down the Drain

#hardmoneyloanfunds #honors #awards

About Ian Ippolito
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Ian Ippolito is an investor and serial entrepreneur. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, TechCrunch, CBS News, FOX News, USA Today, Bloomberg News,, CoStar News, Curbed and more.


Ian was impressed by the potential of real estate crowdfunding, but frustrated by the lack of quality site reviews and investment analysis. He created The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review to fill that gap.

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