Bridging loans explained #101 | What is a bridging loan?


So first things first, the question
I want to answer is: What is a bridging loan? So the first thing I wanna do is
dispel some myths and kick off by making sure you’ve got a good understanding of
what a bridging loan is. The difference between a bridging loan and a regular
mortgage is essentially the term. A bridging loan is short term, usually 12
months, may be a little bit more, but it can be more or less. A regular mortgage
on the other hand might be for 35 years or maybe even 40 years! A big difference
right? A bridging loan is normally used when it’s not possible to finance a
property on a standard mortgage. This might be because it needs
refurbishment, planning issues need to be sorted or there might be some other
problem with the property! Essentially a bridging loan is a stopgap that enables
you to move forward before planning your exit strategy, which is usually
remortgaging or selling. A bridging loan can be used for great effect for buying
properties quickly such as at an auction when getting a regular mortgage will
take just too long. Or if you want to buy a new home before selling your own
property, a bridging loan can minimize the risk of losing that next purchase.
Bridging loans are often used for property developments on a commercial
basis, but can be used for self builds, renovations and conversions. Like I said
they’re designed to be used as a bridge for where you are now to a longer-term
loan. Do bridging loans always have to be related to property?
Yes and no! You could get a bridging loan now for any reason but it has to be secured
against an asset, usually property. Thanks so much for watching, if you liked the
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Paul Whisler

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