Peter is a real estate investor in Alexandria, LA. He discovers a run-down property for sale and wants to renovate it and resell it for a profit. The house has a cost of $240,000 but he does not have the full amount so he takes a private money loan with North Shore Finance Corporation. The terms of the note include a 70% loan-to-value (LTV), so he must contribute 30% of the price as cash at closing, which makes the principle loan amount $168,000. The parameters of the deal dictate a 8% note for 12 months. They also require a 5 point origination fee, that will also need to be paid upon closing.
In addition to paying the $8,400 origination fee, Peter will also need to fund $72,000 of the purchase with his own money, or 30% of the sales price. he will then pay $1,120 monthly to the lender. At the end of the loan, he sells the rehabed house for $336,000. After subtracting the $13,440 in interest payments ($1,120 multiplied by 12 months), the $8,400 origination fee, the $168,000 principle amount on the loan, and the $72,000 he contributed to closing, he will earn a gross profit of $74,160 ($336,000 sales price minus $261,840 in costs). This profit would then be reduced by any renovation costs paid by Peter.