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  • Robert and Yvonne Fassett used a hard-money loan last year to restructure their finances after a kitchen-cabinet distribution business they owned for 30 years suffered in the downturn, ruining their credit.

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  • Other borrowers seeking hard-money loans are self-employed individuals who can't fully document their incomes and people with low credit scores, whose mortgage applications these days are routinely rejected by banks.

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  • Across the nation, a number of mom-and-pop investors are pulling money out of their retirement accounts and safe, but low-yielding, savings to take on the risk of becoming "hard-money" mortgage lenders, who charge high interest rates to borrowers who have been rejected by traditional banks.

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  • But he says activity in that sector is up sharply from a few years ago, when very few hard-money loans were originated.

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  • "The hard-money loan is an interim loan," says Sophie Lapointe , a co-owner of Five Star Mortgage in Las Vegas, which doesn't do hard-money loans.

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  • Bess Hoffman became a hard-money mortgage lender to supplement her retirement income.

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  • We went from a hard-money regime, in which there were restrictions on the power of central banks and financial institutions to create money and credit, to one where money became purely paper.

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  • Instead of rescinding these disastrous laws, Van Buren stubbornly stuck with the hard-money, antibank ideology of the Democratic Party.

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  • Keith Borg , a 26-year-old Dallas accountant, has taken out two hard-money loans totaling nearly $200,000 with Longhorn III Investments LLC, a four-year-old, Dallas-based hard-money lender and brokerage.

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  • Some critics compare hard-money lenders to predatory subprime lenders, lightly regulated operations that cater to people desperate for money.

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