Understanding Fix and Flip Loans

Fix and flip loans are essential for investors looking to capitalize on the real estate market in California. There are several types of fix and flip loans available, each catering to different needs and circumstances. Hard money loans are the most common fix and flip loans, characterized by their quick approval times and flexible terms. Hard money lenders base their decisions on the property’s after-repair value (ARV) rather than the borrower’s credit score. Bridge loans provide short-term financing to bridge the gap between the purchase of a new property and the sale of an existing one. They are useful for investors who need immediate funds.

Private money loans come from private investors or groups willing to finance real estate deals. They offer flexibility in terms and can be a good alternative when traditional financing isn’t available. If you already own property with significant equity, you can leverage it to obtain financing for your fix and flip project. Each type of loan has its advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to understand which one best suits your needs.

Benefits of Fix and Flip Loans in California

Fix and flip loans offer several benefits for real estate investors in California. One of the main advantages is quick access to funds. These loans offer faster approval and funding compared to traditional mortgages, allowing investors to seize lucrative opportunities promptly. Another benefit is flexible terms. Lenders typically offer flexible repayment terms and structures tailored to the investor’s needs, making it easier to manage cash flow during the renovation process.

Additionally, fix and flip loans can provide higher loan amounts based on the ARV, enabling investors to undertake substantial renovation projects. Many fix and flip lenders also have extensive experience in real estate investing. They can provide valuable insights and support to help ensure the success of your project. These benefits make fix and flip loans an attractive option for real estate investors in California.

Loan Programs

Refi’s & purchases

Up to 85% LTC but not to exceed 65% LTARV

  • from 10% rate
  • Minimum score – 640
  • 12 months. Longer term possible depending on scenario
  • “No-experience” flippers – case by case
  • Marketable location


  • Loan Amounts – $250K – $30 mil
  • Term – 12 months. Longer term available in some cases (up to 24 months)
  • Broker fees – case by case but minimum is 2 points
  • Lender fees – average of $2,500
  • Other fees valuation, due diligence fees – depending on transaction


Please, note: We are craving a tailored approach, so this program is more of an informative nature, to give you an approximate understanding of what to expect from us during making a decision to fund or not. These criteria may vary depending on your exact property and scenario.

Experience That Drives Success

Lending Bee Inc. is not just a lender; we’re seasoned professionals in the real estate market, especially in the fix-n-flip sector. With years of experience backing our decisions, we’ve crafted loan solutions that cater specifically to the needs of fix-n-flip projects, recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities they present.

Expert Solutions for Every Flip

Our loan programs are designed with your project’s success in mind:

Up to 85% LTC Financing: Maximizing your investment’s potential by covering a significant portion of the purchase and renovation costs, without exceeding 65% of the LTARV. This ensures you have the capital needed to complete your project while maintaining a profitable investment strategy.

Competitive Rates and Flexible Terms: With rates starting at 10% and terms extending up to 24 months for some projects, we offer the flexibility needed to navigate the fix-n-flip process without unnecessary financial pressure.

Support for All Investors: Whether you’re a seasoned flipper or new to the game, our program is designed to support investors at all levels of experience. We understand the value of each project and assess each case individually, ensuring you receive the guidance and funding that match your expertise and goals.

Tips for Success with Fix and Flip Loans

Success in fix and flip projects requires careful planning and execution. Here are some tips to help you succeed. First, conduct thorough market research. Understanding the local real estate market is crucial. Research recent sales, property values, and market trends to make informed decisions. Next, create a realistic budget. Estimate all renovation costs accurately and include a contingency fund for unexpected expenses. Staying within budget is essential for maximizing profits. Hiring experienced contractors is also important. Work with reliable and experienced contractors to ensure high-quality renovations. Check references and reviews before hiring.

Additionally, monitor the renovation process closely. Stay actively involved in the renovation process. Regularly check progress and address any issues promptly to avoid delays. Finally, have an exit strategy. Plan your exit strategy in advance. Decide whether you’ll sell the property quickly for a profit or hold onto it for a better market opportunity. These tips can help you achieve success in your fix and flip projects.

Application Process and Required Documentation

We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to fix and flip investing, which is why we have streamlined our application process to make it quick and easy for you. We require minimal paperwork and can usually provide you with a loan decision within 24 hours.

To apply for a Fix and Flip Loan, you will need to provide us with the following documentation:

  • Completed loan application
  • Purchase contract or letter of intent
  • Scope of work and renovation budget
  • After repair value (ARV) estimate
  • Proof of funds for down payment and closing costs

At Lending Bee, we understand that fix and flip investors need fast and flexible financing options to succeed in their business. That’s why we offer the following unique selling propositions:

  • Quick funding: We can provide you with the financing you need within days, not weeks or months.
  • Large loan amounts: We can provide you with loans of up to $25 million to help you fund even the largest fix and flip projects.
  • Flexible terms: We offer flexible terms to meet your unique financing needs and help you achieve your goals.

Our target audience for Fix and Flip Loans includes professional real estate investors and brokers who have experience in renovating and flipping distressed properties. We work with investors who are looking for quick and flexible financing options to help them succeed in the fix and flip business.

In conclusion, at Lending Bee, we understand the unique financing needs of fix and flip investors and provide flexible and fast private lending solutions to help you succeed.

A Partner You Can Trust

Trustworthiness is at the core of our operations. Transparency in our fees, straightforward loan terms, and a clear commitment to your project’s success set us apart. We disclose all costs upfront, including broker fees, lender fees averaging $2,500, and any additional fees for valuation and due diligence, ensuring there are no surprises along the way.

Dedicated Support for Your Journey

Personal Account Executive: From the moment you start your application, you’ll work with a dedicated account executive. This personalized support ensures you have an expert by your side, ready to provide insights and assistance tailored to your project’s needs.

Online Portal for Easy Management: Our state-of-the-art online portal gives you direct access to manage your loan details, track progress, and communicate with our team, offering convenience and transparency from start to finish.

Let’s Get Started on Your Next Fix-n-Flip Project

Ready to jumpstart your fix-n-flip success with a financial partner who values your vision and brings expertise, experience, and trust to every deal? Contact Lending Bee Inc. today. Together, we can transform your real estate investments into profitable victories.

Discover more about our tailored fix-n-flip loan programs and how we can support your next project. Your success in the fast-paced world of real estate flipping is just a conversation away.

Fast and flexible financing for your real estate investment projects in California

Lending Bee Inc offers a variety of hard money loan options secured by real estate, including fix and flip loans, bridge loans, and construction loans. Our team of experts will work closely with you to find the right loan option and guide you through the entire loan process. Contact us today to learn more.

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