For Lenders

Welcome to Lend2Live!

We are two people who started out in private lending by ourselves. We had to figure things out as we go, we made mistakes, we learned, and we kept going. We founded a community of people who also choose to invest passively 2 live actively, and if you are not already a member, we would love to have you join us!

The community on Facebook is a great resource for private lenders! You can post questions in the group, attend our monthly Open Office Hours events, network with other private lenders, and get updates about private lending all in the same place. Feel free to search for a specific topic in the group to learn more about it. We do our best to allow a place for a variety of opinions, experiences, and know-how to come together to share information. Private lending is great because it is so flexible, so feel free to take what you find helpful, and scroll past things you don’t.

If you are looking for more information on how to do a private loan, whether you are brand new or feel experienced, we have a how-to manual available from BiggerPockets Publishing! This book really should be a workbook, as it is jam-packed with action items, different people in the loan process to talk to, and what considerations you need to give to each lending opportunity. In addition to the book, we have included several other items as supplemental materials.

  • Personal Private Lending Assessment
  • Property Criteria Checklist
  • Attorney Questionnaire to establish your attorney’s experience with private lending
  • Example of an Insurance Binder request
  • Processing Checklist
  • Sample term sheet for your loan
  • Template for a Borrower Strategy Letter
  • A Non-Owner Occupied Purpose Form
  • Template for a Schedule of Real Estate Owned

Purchase the book directly from BiggerPockets to receive access to a 50-minute Risk Mitigation video as bonus content! Beth and Alex discuss the four most common risks to a lending opportunity and different ways you can mitigate that risk.