An example of a traditional bridge loan would be when an investor owns a property and wishes to purchase a new property. The investor doesn’t have sufficient funds to purchase the new property but needs to secure the new property before selling the existing property. The investor is able to use gap financing to borrow against the property they already own to raise funds for the purchase of the new property.
Once the new property is purchased, the investor can sell their original property and pay off the bridge loan. The bridge loan “bridges the gap” between the purchase of the new property and the sale of the existing property. If you still have doubts you may want to read this in-depth article or simply call us and we will be glad to answer your questions.
In most cases, we can convert the gap loan into a traditional commercial mortgage with more favorable terms.
GoKapital is an experienced private bridge lender offering hard money loans nationwide. Contact us now to see how we can help you with your real estate financing needs.