Bridge Loans

A bridge loan is a short-term loan used in both commercial and residential real estate. Homebuyers sometimes take out bridge loans, which provides the money to help buy a new home, investment property or commercial building. Bridge loans are typically used until a person or company either secures permanent financing with a traditional lender or removes the obligation through the sale of the property. Bridge loans generally have higher interest rates than conventional or bank loans, and are written for shorter periods of time.

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  • Pre-approval in 24 hours
  • Typical funding times in five to seven days
  • Loan amounts up to $20,000,000
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What Is a Bridge Loan?

Bridge loans are temporary, short-term asset-based loans through which a borrower receives funds secured by real property. Bridge Loans help home and real estate buyers secure funding and allow for transition time when selling one home and buying another. Here are five aspects of a bridge loan:

  • Collateral: Your current home or investment properties you own is used for collateral.
  • Short term: 6 to 24 month payoff time is typical.
  • Interest rate: Usually about 7.5-11.5% is typical.
  • Prepayment penalties: Not typical but it depends on the loan scenario.

5 Reasons to Get a Bridge Loan

  1. Buying at auction: If you are buying a home at auction, a bridge loan can provide the funds you need to win the bid without having to come up with cash. You will need to have enough equity in your primary home or own it free and clear.
  2. Buying a rental property: This group buys a property with the intention of renting it out, letting it appreciate over time, and/or selling it after prices increase. Typically these types of borrowers use our Fund as a short term solution, or bridge, until they can refinance with a traditional bank with lower rates.
  3. Flippers: These investors, also known as “flippers,” often find the conventional lending world reluctant to finance their projects. The properties usually need repair, and most conventional lenders are not interested in making loans on properties in need of major repair.
  4. Relocating: If you need to relocate to another city, bridge financing can quickly provide the necessary capital to purchase a new property before you sell your current property.
  5. Business Owners Looking To Pull Cash Out Of Existing Properties: Sometimes people have significant equity in properties they own; they may even own a property with no debt at all. Owners can pull cash out of their properties quickly with a loan from Wilshire Quinn, the proceeds of which can be used for business purposes.

Speak with an underwriter about a Bridge Loan. Give us a call: 619-872-6000

Lending Parameters

CLOSING TIME Typically 5 to 7 days
LOAN SIZE $500,000 – $20,000,000
LTV Up to 60% LTV and 60% of ARV for rehab loans, not to exceed 80% of the purchase price
LIEN POSITION First Trust Deeds Only
LOAN TERM 6-18 months
INTEREST RATES 9% – 12%
AMORTIZATION Interest-only payments
ORIGINATION FEES 1 to 5 points based on location and property, LTV, credit worthiness of the borrower, loan amount and term
LENDING AREAS Nationwide, primarily in metropolitan and coastal areas

Our Lending Program:

  • Closing Time: Typically 5 to 7 days

  • Loan Size: $200,000 to $20,000,000

  • LTV: Up to 60% and 60% of ARV for rehab loans, not to exceed 90% of the purchase price
  • Lien Position: First Trust Deeds

  • Loan Term: 3 to 24 months

  • Interest Rate: 7.5% to 11%

  • Amortization: Interest-only payments

Private Money Bridge Loans

Are you looking for short-term financing through a Bridge Loan?

At Wilshire Quinn we control the lending process and can provide fast answers and quick closings for your purchase, refinance or rehab project. We are a direct private money lender financing bridge loans for commercial and residential real estate. We lend bridge loans nationwide from $200,000 to $20,000,000.

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Advantages of a Bridge Loan

Whether you are looking to secure financing for a purchase, refinance, or cash-out refinance, here are some advantages to using a bridge loan:

  1. Speed / Closing Time: Qualifying and being approved for a hard money loan is a significantly faster process than applying for a traditional loan through a bank. Wilshire Quinn typically funds hard money loans in 5 to 7 business days.
  2. Credit score not a major factor: Asset based lending means we base our loan amounts on the value of real estate, such as an investment property, multifamily building, or commercial building, rather than strictly on a borrower’s credit score and debt to income levels.
  3. Rehab and non-stabilized property financing Properties that require substantial rehab or that have high vacancy rates often can be difficult for traditional lenders to finance. Bridge lenders such as Wilshire Quinn have the ability to structure deals to allow investors to rehab and stabilize properties.
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Looking for a bridge loan? Chat with a representative online to discuss your loan or call us at 619-872-6000.

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Very fast to green light or turndown deal. Very responsive post acceptance of terms. Likes to move fast.
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I recently closed the financing of a building in Los Angeles with Wilshire Quinn...in 7 days!!! Mat and Jeremy and the team of professionals there were great to work with.You folks will always be my first call for future business...Thanks!!
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Awesome job! Communication with all the team members were amazing. Kind, professional, respectful, and supportive. Fast and smooth process to closing. Amazing. I can’t wait to work with you guys on another deal!
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Dane Brasslett
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Working with Wilshire Quinn was an absolute pleasure from to start to finish. Working as a broker for a client with a vacant building Matt, Chris, and Jeremy were quick to answer all questions, clear in the items they needed and were able to work with us to see a successful completion of the deal. I can’t sing their praises highly enough for the ease at which everything went on what was a tricky deal, and I’m very much looking forward to working with them again in the future. If you’re hesitant for any reason, don’t worry. Wilshire Quinn is a top-notch group filled professional, courteous, and great people.
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Garrett
Garrett
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Chris Garcia and Emily Mesetz were great to work with. They were always quick to respond and had excellent follow-up.
Andrea King
Andrea King
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Chris Chiari
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Mathieu Pollenz
Mathieu Pollenz
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Wilshire Quinn came through when other lenders couldn't. They were extremely responsive and turned everything around very quickly. Loan terms were very reasonable for a short-term bridge loan.
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David Marcin
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elliot moore
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I love this company! They are fast, easy, but most off all, they fund when they produce a Letter of Intent. Thank you "team close quick'!
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Timothy Thomas
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My experience of dealing with Wilshire Quinn Capital has been nothing short of excellent service and top notch talent . My loan was funded on time
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We had an excellent time communicating with the principals at Wilshire Quinn and performed as we wished and exceeded all expectations. Chris and his team were professional from the start and we will look forward to doing business with them again.
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Had a client who's successful business was impacted by Covid19...as such, income had been negatively affected, and our normal A-paper borrower was in a pinch to qualify for property purchase.Wilshire Quinn came to the rescue, and helped us close the loan on time and with minimal hassle.Our rep Matt was very helpful; answered and/all questions without hesitation, and never made us feel stupid for asking and clarifying things we didn't understand, or that needed more information.Wilshire Quinn helped us out and I would be happy to recommend their services to a friend in need of hard-money and limited other options.
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Luke R. Johnson
Luke R. Johnson
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Alicia Gandy
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I was very happy with Wilshire Quinn Capital. The company was a great hard money lender. Communication was clear, responsiveness was quick and the process was very straightforward. They funded my loan quickly and I truly appreciate it.
Elena Vizvary
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Bill Janis
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HBGS Treasurer
HBGS Treasurer
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It was a pleasure to work with Wilshire Quinn Capital, Inc. They are highly professional, knowledgeable, responsive and quick to return calls. I was most impressed with the turnaround and how quickly and conveniently the escrow check was disbursed. This is my second time working with Wilshire Quinn on mortgage financing and have never been disappointed. I will recommend Wilshire Quinn to every person I know who is in need of financing.
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FAQs – Bridge Loans

After receiving a signed term sheet, Wilshire Quinn typically funds a loan in five to seven business days.

Wilshire Quinn will consider a wide variety of property types including: office, retail centers, industrial, hotels, parking lots/structures, condo inventory, multifamily properties, non-owner-occupied single-family homes, vacation homes and rentals, primer loans and bridge loans.

We will consider a wide variety of loan types including: purchase, refinance, cash-out refinance, partnership buyouts, rehabs, 1031 exchanges and value-added acquisitions.

You can either complete our online loan application, email or call us. We would prefer to talk through your loan scenario directly, as we can determine in a matter of minutes, once we have a few simple questions answered, if we have interest.

Most of our portfolio is in California but we do have the ability to lend nationwide. We strongly prefer to lend in major-metropolitan areas.

A bridge loan is a real estate backed loan where a borrower receives funds secured by equity in their property (or properties). Bridge lenders like Wilshire Quinn are mainly focused on the equity in the property as opposed to borrower credit and financials. Bridge loans are typically short term ranging from 6 to 18 months.

Bridge lenders like Wilshire Quinn primarily focus on a property’s equity in the property to secure the loan. The borrower’s credit is considered, but is not a primary determinant in the underwriting process.

Our interest rates typically range from 9% to 12%, interest-only. Lender origination points typically range from 1% to 5% of the loan amount. The borrower pays for standard closing costs (title, escrow, legal).

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