My partner finally found another property to invest my principle from hard money loan #9, which was paid off a little over a month ago. Hard money loan #11 is on a property picked up for one cent over opening bid at a foreclosure auction in San Ramon, California. I normally don't post photos of the properties I am lending on here, but this one is just beautiful, so I have to. For a foreclosure, this is in excellent shape.
This was a rental property and my partner spoke with the owner (who was being foreclosed on). He said he has two tenants living in the property who are paying him $1,600 a month in rent. The lender sent the tenants a letter stating they can live in the property for up to 60 days after the sale. Not sure what authority they have to make that promise since after the sale, it is no longer the lender's property and they should have no say in what is done with it. But anyway, when my partner was there, the tenants were loading a U-Haul, so they don't seem to be planning on staying.
The house was purchased at auction for $577,000 cash and the first mortgage I am a part of will be for $400,000. This gives a LTV of 69% based on the purchase price. The property was purchased in 2004 for $860,000. Current estimate of worth is between $650,000 and $700,000. Buyer is my partner's wife, who has a credit score in the 800s. The interest rate is 9%, which is one percent less than what I normally get. I consider it an employee discount :-) Mortgage is for one year, but we expect it to be paid off in 6 months.