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Kiavi uses the power of data and technology to bring lending for real estate investors into the digital age. Through Kiavi’s digital platform, real estate investors are empowered to make smarter decisions, gain access to funding faster, and scale their business. Founded in 2013 Kiavi, formerly known as LendingHome, has grown to become one of the largest lenders to real estate investors in the United States. The company is committed to helping customers revitalize approximately $25 trillion worth of aged U.S. housing stock and provide move-in ready homes and rental housing for millions of Americans across the country.

Unlike traditional conventional bank loans, a hard money loan is based on the value of the property being used as collateral, not just your financial position. While the rates are typically higher, hard money loans are attractive for real estate investors because they tend to close much faster, provide flexible terms and you can pay them off quickly to offset costs, allowing you to scale your business faster. Here are just a few additional benefits of hard money loans:

  • Access to quick capital and fast turn times
  • Flexible terms with various repayment schedules and loan durations
  • Up to 90% money financed based on the property value and your renovation budget
  • The more you work with the same lender, the more benefits you may receive such as reduced origination fee, rate, and more

Kiavi offers bridge and rental loans for purchases or refinances. A bridge loan is a short-term loan for real estate investors who prefer to finance the purchase and/or rehabilitation of their investment property rather than buying it fully in cash or taking a traditional bank loan. Real estate investors renovate these properties to either quickly sell back in the market or refinance into a rental loan.

A rental loan is for investment properties in which the real estate investor will buy and hold (and rent out to generate passive income), rather than fixing and flipping it quickly for a profit. These need to be turn-key, livable condition properties. Real estate investors use both bridge and rental loans for the BRRRR strategy to increase their portfolio and long-term cash flow.

Kiavi offers single asset bridge and rental property loans for 2-4plex, attached/detached-pud, and single-family properties. We are rapidly growing and anticipate adding more property types and portfolios soon. At the moment, we do not lend on mixed-use, commercial, mobile homes, and rural properties (zoned as agricultural/rural property with 4+ acres).

We currently offer loans in AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV, as well as Washington D.C. We are continuing to add states to our portfolio. Learn more about the States we lend in.

We lend to business entities in all states we offer loans. We offer loans to individuals in every state where Kiavi offers loans except: District of Columbia, FL, GA, MN, NJ, OH, OK, TX, and VA. Learn more about the States we lend in.

The first step is to apply online. If approved, you will receive your personalized rate in just a few minutes! Begin by answering a few short questions about your experience and the investment property you wish to purchase/finance, and we’ll provide customized estimated terms for you to choose the best loan option for your needs. Please note that we do not offer pre-approvals, but will provide you with a pre-qualification summary once you submit your application.

Kiavi provides competitive terms, a fast technology-powered process, and dedicated industry support. With our data and innovative financing programs, we empower you to make informed decisions, close deals faster, and realize the full potential of your real estate investment strategies.

Appraisals vary on your financing needs. We do not require appraisals on bridge loans, but we do require them for rental loans.

We pride ourselves on transparency throughout the loan process and all fees are collected at closing. We do not require an application fee and the origination fee is based on the final loan amount.

Capital ready when you are

Kiavi offers both flexible short-term financing as well as long-term financing options designed to fit a multitude of investment strategies. Take advantage of today's low rates and experience the easier way to access funding on your next project.