How do I raise finance?
The question that is asked all the time by property investors is - how do I raise the finance to begin? If you are starting from the great perspective of having a good chunk of capital or you are able to release equity from a property to work with when you begin to buy property; then that is great.
It makes the process much easier as it gives you the confidence to know that any offer you make is backed up by funds in the bank and therefore offers you greater bargaining power. Coupled with the right knowledge and guidance, it also means that you can start your search sooner rather than later and get going on your chosen strategy.
If you are trying to raise finance, then it would be a good idea to check your credit rating and mortgage status. Speaking to a mortgage broker who specialises in lending for investment purposes about your ability to raise a mortgage would be a good place to start to see if you’re at least in the running in this sense.
Regarding raising finance for the deposit or to buy outright, this can be a tricky subject. There are a number of ways in which you could pull money together and we have listed them below:
- Credit Card (short term)
- Borrow money from relatives or very close friends
- Borrow money (in the form of a loan) from friends or acquaintances
- Raise Bridging Finance (in a number of different ways)
- Bank Loan
- Angel Investor/High Net Worth Individual/Sophisticated Investor
- Vendor Finance (in certain circumstances)
Check out our commercial finance and our mortgage section for more information on raising finance.