Zillow Advice: Approval Process - Lending Scam Targeting Real Estate Investors: Hard Equity Financing of FL http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate just curious how much money ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ just curious how much money you gave them upfront......if it was more than just a few hundred dollars for the "application" fee -&nbsp; - I'd have to ask you WHY did you do that? Didn't it send up a red flag?<br/><br/>As a "seasoned" flipper and agent.........you didn't have any&nbsp; reputable or recommended&nbsp; lenders to turn to? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ 2013-09-21T04:52:00Z Oh, man.So, what have you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ Oh, man.<br/><br/>So, what have you learned from this? How can you avoid having this happen to you - or anyone else - again? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 02:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ 2013-09-21T02:03:00Z Unfortunately I did not review ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ <p>Unfortunately I did not review the multiple websites containing complaints about this company before they stole my money as well.</p><p>I am a seasoned real estate flipper and a licensed real estate agent. I knew the comps and value before I put an offer on the house. David and his buddies at Hard Equity Financing took my money and 3 weeks later told me the value wasn't there.</p><p>Keep in mind, this was after they fell of the face of the earth for three weeks with no communication. I tried to get a response via phone and email, but nothing. Then, when they did send me the denial email I couldn't get a hold of anyone. I haven't heard from anyone since I gave them my upfront money for the application fee. I have only received a denial email, with no response to my emails or phone calls pertaining to that denial email.</p><p>This is the exact same thing that everyone posted all over the internet about them. I just had an appraisal completed by the original hard money lender I was going to use and it came back at the value I indicated.</p><p>No return communication from David and his fellow crooks.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lending-Scam-Targeting-Real-Estate-Investors-Hard-Equity-Financing-of-FL/462348/ 2013-09-20T22:51:00Z