Frequently Asked Questions


Most frequent questions and answers

Clients borrow from Stallion when they have the opportunity to profit from real estate investments but bank financing is unavailable or impractical. Our fast turnaround time and excellent service allow the borrower to take advantage of real estate opportunities that would otherwise be missed.

The most compelling reason to use a hard money loan is its speed. Our process is very simple and we don’t require tax returns, personal financial statements or really any of the hoops that banks will make you jump through.

Our hard money loans are available quickly with few questions or restrictions. If you are getting an excellent deal that needs to close quickly, a hard money loan from Stallion Funding could be the perfect solution.

Borrowers who have a number of outstanding loans are also served well by hard money loans. If you’ve reached your lender’s 4-loan or 10-loan limit, we can help you continue to leverage your real estate investments.

There are several reasons to use a hard money loan. Even real estate developers with strong financial statements and access to traditional financing choose to use hard money. The primary reasons for using a hard money loan are:

1. To secure the deal, you need to close quickly and your bank cannot meet your deadlines.
2. You have an excellent investment opportunity but do not have sufficient financial strength to get a bank loan.
3. The project may be outside a bank’s scope of lending.

• New real estate investors who can’t demonstrate enough income or cash reserves for a bank to qualify them
• Investors with poor credit, undocumented income or a short work history
• Experienced investors with more than 4 mortgages in their name
• Investors buying properties that need significant repairs
• Buyers who need renovation funding, not just purchase funds
• Investors who don’t have the cash required to close with a conventional loan
• Real estate investors who are highly leveraged elsewhere
• Buyers of properties that won’t appraise as-is for an acceptable value
• Buyers dealing with distressed sales that must close in days, not weeks
• Buyers of rental properties that are under-rented, in need of repair or otherwise problematic
• Property owners with high equity who need quick access to cash for any reason

Hard Money lenders exist because many real estate investors need quick responses and quick funding to secure a deal. Banks and other institutional lenders that typically offer the lowest interest rates do not provide the same speed and transparency in their decision-making and funding process. Borrowers use Stallion Funding in cases when they are either unable, unwilling, or do not have the time to obtain financing from more conventional sources.

Stallion Funding primarily lends across the major metropolitan areas in Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas as well as the fast-growing Rio Grand Valley. Loans in secondary markets will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial, rehab properties, rentals, and urban land.

No, we do not lend on homesteads or a borrower’s current residence. All of our loans are considered commercial loans meaning that they are for business purposes. The property cannot be inhabited by the borrower.

Simply submit an online application at the Stallion Funding website and make sure to include your email address and phone number. You should receive a call from someone at Stallion Funding to start the process and get you pre-qualified.

There are no up-front fees to Stallion Funding; we get nothing unless we fund your deal. The only cost to you is an inspection which is paid directly by you to a third-party inspector.

The interest rate ranges from 12% to 14% and is payable monthly based on current balance of the loan.

To calculate your monthly payment, simply multiply the agreed interest rate by the loan amount (or your current loan balance) and divide that number by 12.

To calculate your monthly payment, simply multiply the agreed interest rate by the loan amount (or your current loan balance) and divide that number by 12.

The typical loan range is $250,000 to $5 MM. All loans are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The primary criteria are the project’s loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, market demand for the project, borrower’s experience and ability to service the debt, and an achievable exit strategy. Depending on the nature of the project, other criteria may need to be evaluated before approving a loan.

Answers: None, no, and no, respectively. Hard money loans are primarily asset-based, so our main focus is the value of the property.

We understand that ambitious real estate developers need to move quickly, so we strive to give you a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on your deal within 24-48 hours.

If you are in good standing, the loan may be extended, but this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.