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Hard Money Loans

A bridge loan is a type of short-term loan, typically taken out for a period of 6 to 18 months pending
the arrangement of larger or longer-term financing. It is interim financing for an individual or
business until permanent financing or the next stage of financing is obtained. Money from the new
financing is generally used to take out (i.e. to pay back) the bridge loan, as well as
other capitalization needs.

Bridge loans are typically more expensive than conventional financing, to compensate for the
additional risk. Bridge loans typically have a higher interest rate, points, and other costs that are
amortized over a shorter period, and various fees and other costs. (such as equity
participation by the lender in some loans). The lender also may require cross-collateralization and a
lower loan-to- value ratio. On the other hand, they are typically arranged quickly with relatively little
documentation.