Fix and Flip Loans Florida

Rates Starting at 10%

West Forest Capital is a Florida fix and flip lender, financing real estate investments up to $5 million. We have gained a reputation as the fastest fix and flip lender in Florida because we know how critical each day is in Florida’s competitive real estate market.

  • We are a direct lender, not a broker
  • Same day pre-approval
  • Funding in 3-5 days, although 1 day is possible
  • Loan amounts up to $5 million

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Property Types

Lending Parameters

Loan Size$100,000 to $5,000,000
LTCUp to 80% of purchase price
Rehab Funding 100%
LTVUp to 70% of the ARV
TermStandard is 12 months. 24-36 months is available
LienFirst lien; second lien as additional collateral only
Interest Rate 10%–12.5%
Points1.5–2% of the loan amount

Counties Covered

West Forest Capital lends in the following counties in Florida:

  • Brevard
  • Broward
  • Charlotte
  • Collier
  • Duval
  • Flagler
  • Hillsborough
  • Indian River
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Martin
  • Miami-Dade
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Palm Beach
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Seminole
  • St. Lucie
  • Volusia
  • And Many more!

Read more about getting a fix and flip loan in the following areas:

New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, Rhode Island

Recently Funded Fix and Flip Loans in Florida

Naples, FL

We made a Florida hard money loan to a client who purchased a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in a sought after building in Naples, Florida.  Our client’s strategy was to generate returns by using the property for seasonal and short-term Airbnb rentals, which would generate higher ROIs vs. an annual lease.  We provided a hard money loan of 71.8% of the purchase price, and our client self-funded light rehab, mostly cosmetic in nature.  Our client repaid our loan with a paydown generated from the sale of another property.  At the time of paydown, the property experienced appreciation of nearly $63k.

Boynton Beach, FL

Our client obtained a Palm Beach County hard money loan in Boynton Beach to boost his offer for the property which beat out several other offers with conventional financing.  After the needed repairs were completed, the exit strategy was flexible: either a sale or a conventional refinancing once the property was stabilized and rented. Ultimately, our client came across another fix and flip opportunity and elected to sell the rehabbed original property to raise cash for a down payment on the next deal.

Miami, FL

Our client utilized a hard money loan in Miami, Florida to fix and flip this property in Surfside.  We funded 72.5% of the purchase price, and 100% of the $110,000 rehab budget.  Our client spent approximately 5 months renovating the house, and thereafter, the property sold within a week of being on the market.  The closing took place approximately a month later, and although the loan was only outstanding for 6 months, there was no prepayment penalty assessed.  Our loan was paid back with a portion of the proceeds from the sale, netting our client north of $200k after accounting for all holding and closing costs.

Why Use a Fix and Flip Loan

  1. If You Need Rapid Funding: Unlike traditional banks that may take months to process your loan application, West Forest Capital offers same-day approval for fix and flip loans, with funding available in just 3-5 days. In urgent cases, we can even provide funding within 24 hours.
  2. Because the Property Requires Renovation: Traditional banks often shy away from financing properties that need rehab, lack a Certificate of Occupancy (CO), or have other issues. West Forest Capital specializes in funding fix and flip loans for properties that do not meet standard banking criteria.
  3. If You Have Less-Than-Perfect Credit: At West Forest Capital, we understand that situations come up in life that might impact credit. That’s why we focus on the property’s value rather than your credit score when underwriting the loan.
  4. It’s Investment Real Estate: Typically, banks require loans to be made to individuals. But you are purchasing the fix and flip as an investment and it should be treated as such by being in an LLC. This way, you get all of the benefits of owning an LLC, and the loan is structured as a business-purpose loan to your LLC.
Why Use a Fix and Flip Loan
Florida Hard Money Lender

Why Choose Us For Your Florida Fix and Flip Loans

We love helping real estate investors who are doing fix and flip projects in Florida, and we take pride in being a local Florida fix and flip lender. We understand the differences between permit requirements and building regulations in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. We can also review your construction budget, provide feedback, and help structure your fix and flip loan in locations such as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Winter Park. Additionally, we know many of the contractors in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, have experience dealing with the city inspectors in Gainesville, and have funded fix and flip homes in Hialeah.
Miami Investment Property

Financing Your Florida Investment Property

Florida is an excellent market to flip homes. The demand is there, and the housing stock is also available to be improved. Furthermore, the spread between the purchase price and rehab cost is attractive.

At the same time, this environment creates a competitive market and many real estate investors are looking to do fix and flip projects in Florida. Our team at West Forest Capital is ready to not only help you stand out to the seller by committing cash-equivalent capital but will also make sure your fix and flip goes smoothly.

Asset-backed Lender Focused on Customized Solutions

Asset-backed Lender Focused on Customized Solutions

We are guided by the current “as-is” market value, the renovation costs, and the “after-repaired value.” We are easy to work with and typically provide a large amount of the purchase price and 100% of the rehab costs. We are also flexible: if you do the construction out of order from your original schedule, or have a budget overrun, we will work with you to make sure your fix and flip in Florida is successful.

West Forest Capital also offers the longest fix and flip loan available on the market (2 years), which is a great option for those projects that may take a bit more time.

Call us today and let’s talk about your loan scenario. Most likely, we will be able to fund you.

Frequently Asked Questions

West Forest Capital is a leading fix and flip lender, offering asset-based loans that emphasize the property’s value rather than your credit history. Unlike traditional banks, we provide rapid and trustworthy funding for investors, ensuring loan approvals and disbursements in just a few days. Our streamlined process is ideal for properties needing repairs or lacking a Certificate of Occupancy.
Obtaining a fix and flip loan from West Forest Capital is uncomplicated. Interest rates are typically between 9 and 12%, with closing costs included. Our loans generally finance up to 85% of the property’s purchase price and cover 100% of renovation costs, paid out in stages as renovations progress. These loans are designed for short-term use, ensuring the total financed amount is kept under 65% of the property’s after-repair value (ARV).
As a private money lender, we extend loans primarily to LLCs rather than individuals. Our evaluation process includes assessing both the purchase price and the after-repair value (ARV) to confirm the investment’s viability. We focus on key factors such as buying properties at or below market value, sticking to a planned rehab schedule, and ensuring the title is clear. Our goal is to help you succeed with your investment, ensuring you can repay the loan successfully.
West Forest Capital’s fix and flip loans are perfect for real estate investors in situations where traditional banks fall short. These loans offer the flexibility and speed needed for buying and renovating properties to flip or rent and for quick acquisitions at auctions. They are also beneficial for cash-out refinancing, refinancing existing mortgages, or purchasing properties under an LLC, which traditional banks often do not support.
Before you apply for a fix and flip loan, ensure the property has good profit potential and develop a solid renovation plan. West Forest Capital, as your private lender, will assess the feasibility and profitability of your project. To make the most of financing with flip lenders, it’s crucial to understand the loan terms and how they fit with your project’s timeline and budget.
After approval, the quick funding process sets West Forest Capital apart. Funds for your fix and flip project are usually available promptly, allowing you to buy and renovate your property without any delays. This swift process is one reason why we’re a preferred flip lender in the competitive real estate market.

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West Forest Capital is the fastest Fix and Flip Lender in Florida

Florida Fix and Flip Lender

We can fund fix and flip loans in 3–5 days

If you are looking for a Florida fix and flip lender, give us a call

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Interview with our client, Joscan, in New Jersey

Joscan “Jay” Garcia is a realtor and real estate investor.  He joined us for a discussion to dive into his business and strategies.

Borrower interview

West Forest Capital: We’re happy to have you on, Jay.  

Jay: Thank you.

West Forest Capital: Could you give us a sense of your background and how you got into real estate? 

Jay: Sure.  So, as far as in the background, my parents were real estate investors in Venezuela, and, I guess that’s how I developed the love for real estate.

I came here and I started about four years ago.  I first tried different other industries and then I came into real estate, and I liked it. I fell in love with how you can just easily grow if you’re dedicated and create the right partnerships.

West Forest Capital: Awesome. And do you also work as a realtor?

Jay: Yeah, I do. I have my license.  So I do both depending on the circumstances: I could either help my clients list the property and get top dollar, or I could always go for the cash offer and buy it myself. I also help people who are facing foreclosure or if they are at risk of losing their house or have any issues with a bank.

West Forest Capital: Yeah, it makes sense. So in terms of your own real estate investments, can you tell us what you focus on and what your strategy is? Is it fix and flip? Is it buy and hold?

Jay: So actually I’ve, I’ve done all of those that you just mentioned.  I started with you guys on a fix and hold.  That was my first deal.

I fixed the property up, and now it’s one of my rentals.  I also flipped a few homes in Morris County. I try to do a little bit of everything, to be flexible and be able to cover different, different aspects of the business.  

West Forest Capital: So what areas do you operate in? You mentioned Morris County as one, do you operate in others as well?

Jay: Yeah, Morris County mostly. My main areas in addition to that are, Middlesex, Essex and Union. Central Jersey is where I do most of my business.

West Forest Capital: Right. It makes sense. Can we into one of the projects you worked on, maybe go more into the specifics there.  We helped you out most recently with 933 Chancellor in Irvington, NJ.  Maybe we can talk about that one.

Jay: So I’m actually very grateful that you guys were able to help me.  Before you guys came into the picture, I was talking to another hard money guy and he hadn’t been able to close.  It was getting to be 30-45 days and it was getting close to the expiration date of the short sale, and the guy wouldn’t give me a straight answer. 

So one of the things I like about West Forest Capital is that you guys were straightforward from the get go.

You told me what to expect. What terms to expect and essentially told me everything straight up upfront and you guys delivered in a matter of six, seven days. And that was like, a huge, huge deal for me because I really needed to close on that property.  

It was very smooth working with you guys, very easy.  I never had any problem getting rehab funding or anything like that.

You guys were very, very, very flexible and you understand the business. So, I felt really comfortable working with you guys. 

West Forest Capital: Excellent, thanks very much! We’re very happy to hear that feedback of course.  

So can you talk a little bit about the actual property and your strategy?  

Jay: So when I bought it, he had been vacant for about seven years.  It was a foreclosure home essentially. 

West Forest Capital: So it was a single family home?  

Jay: Actually, a two family with a bonus with the basement.

So I had to come in and gut out the basement and most of the first and second floor.  That was something I was expecting when I got into the deal.  I put in new flooring everywhere, new kitchens.  I got rid of the old heating and cooling system and I put in a new central AC and central heat, and essentially renovated the entire property.

It took me about six or seven months.  I was hoping to do it in two months, but that definitely didn’t happen as my contractor delayed things a bit [laughs].  I also had some issues with the gas company because the property had been vacant for so long – had to get some permits and pressure tests, things like that.

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West Forest Capital: So as you think ahead, like what type of projects do you want to work on? Where do you see your investment strategy going? 

Jay: Well, I like to stick with what I know – so dealing with foreclousres and focusing on buy and hold.  My thing is mostly buy and hold.  

So for example, the deal I did with West Forest Capital’s help, I bought the property and fixed it up.  After I fixed it up, I refinanced it and took all of my money out.  I like deals like that and those are the deals I seek.

West Forest Capital: That is very impressive.  And equally impressive is how you understand the whole process, how to pull all of your equity out, etc.

So, how many properties do you own right now?

Jay: Right now I own 4 properties.  

One of them was actually originally a wholesale deal that I bought to fix and flip but I decided to wholesale it.  After I bought it, I said wait and second, I’ve never done a wholesale before, let me try that out.  And I kind of did the math, and I realized I would make almost the same as if I fixed it up [and flipped it], so I hold 4 properties but one of them I am about to dispose of. 

West Forest Capital: Got it. 

Turning our attention to the brokerage side of your business, could you talk about what kind of deals you help your clients with? Are they mostly investors or looking for their primary residence?

Jay: I have a mix.  I have investors, and I also help a lot of people facing foreclosure. 

One of my best or most successful stories was a couple.  I sold their home as a short sale two years ago. And a couple of months ago, it was the two year anniversary of the short sale, and we were able to close on a $830,000 house Cranford, NJ.

When I met them, their finances were horrible! I mean, they were losing their house and everything; two years later they were able to buy their dream home in Cranford! 

So, you know, things like that, it’s normally what I do. I help a lot of people with foreclosures.

I also help people with listing their homes [for sale] – mostly I deal with listings, I have a lot of listings coming up, and a few retail home buyers that I also work with.

West Forest Capital: That’s very impressive.  Particularly as it comes to that couple, because it sounds like you weren’t just able to help them on the real estate side, which obviously you did, but almost from an overall finances perspective, right?

Jay: Yeah. So they tried to work things out with different attorneys and other realtors before I worked with them.  Nothing seemed to work out.

After I started workin with them, we got the bank to pay $20,000 in IRS liens and back taxes that they had, and the bank still paid them $10,000 just to do the short sale.  

We were really able to help them.  I connected them with a credit repair guy. They followed my advice – that’s what’s special about them – they followed my advice and then two years later we were able to close on their dream home! 

West Forest Capital: That is terrific! 

Jay: One other thing I wanted to mention was how great it has been to refer business to you guys.

I deal with quite a few investors and was helping one of them recently.  

I had a deal that was about to expire.  I contacted you guys over the weekend. 

You guys were able to put the deal together and fund that deal on Monday.  That was mind blowing! You closed a deal in 3 days and on top of that you paid me a referral fee, so I am grateful for that.

One thing I like about you guys is that you deliver.  It’s not like some other lenders, when they say “oh I can get you a lower rate, or lower down payment” but then when it comes time to close, they blame their underwriter for not being able to deliver. You guys are straightforward to the point and you guys deliver, which is awesome.

West Forest Capital: Thank you! We love that positive feedback!  

How can people get in touch with you?

Jay: Sure, so my email is jocsan.garcia@exprealty.com or call me 732-668-0770.  Or google my name! Jocsan Garcia.

West Forest Capital: Thanks for taking some time to chat with us today. We look forward to partnering with you in the future. 

Jay: Thank you.  It’s been my pleasure.

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