The Volunteer State has long been an active real estate market in both large metropolitan areas and smaller suburban cities. From Nashville to Memphis to Knoxville, EquityMax covers the entire state with carefully thought-out hard money loans to help you profit in today’s growing market. Let us show you why EquityMax has been a industry leader in private lending for nearly 30 years.
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Hard Money Made Easy With EquityMax


EquityMax is a 100% debt-free company, and we only lend our own personal funds as a single family office. This leads to quicker decision-making and faster communication to ensure your deal closes on-time, or sooner.


Since our inception in 1990, we have operated as a family owned-and-operated business. EquityMax clients can rely on the continuity and expertise to make the origination, funding, and servicing of your loan as seamless as possible.


Less documents means easier underwriting and faster turnaround. There is no formal application necessary, nor does EquityMax require a minimum credit score to qualify. Additionally, we do not verify bank statements, tax returns, or other financial information.


EquityMax will always listen to what loan parameters will work optimally for you, and do our best to execute that course of action. The end result: to promote your short-term and long-term real estate goals through successful and profitable real estate investments.


Latest Success Story

A Utah-based investor had an opportunity to buy into a great real estate investment in the surrounding Memphis metro area.  However, she needed to pull cash out of one of her homes owned by her self-directed IRA to purchase the commercial property.  EquityMax offered a quick cash-out refi without an appraisal to ensure she had the funds for immediate use on her upcoming transaction.

Location – Memphis, TN
Loan Amount – $125,000
Purchase Price – N/A
Loan Type – REFI
Term – 12 Months – 17 years (Borrower Option)
Rehab Amount – Fully Repaired At Closing
Actual Retail Value – $250,000
Profit – 15% ROI

Real Estate Breakdown of Tennessee

EquityMax Insight

There is clearly a growing demand for less maintenance-intensive investments, such as condos. Investors must always weigh the cost savings of this strategy with what will likely be a pricey HOA bill. With such an influx of new construction multi-family units being available, it may provide opportunities to purchase at lower price points, given the high supply of available units.

Driving Factors for Tennessee Real Estate Market

  • Prosperous Job Market & Low Cost of Living

    Tennessee has a fairly low unemployment rate of 3.4% and features eleven Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, the Volunteer State has one of the lowest costs of living in the United States.

  • Dynamic Foreign Investor Environment

    Nearly 1,000 foreign-owned companies have invested more than $34 billion and generated nearly 140,000 jobs across the state, leading to more demand for properties throughout TN.

  • Retirement Friendly

    Tennessee is attractive to many retirees who have more discretionary income based on lack of Social Security Tax. Additionally, property taxes are low with an AER of only 0.75. These lend itself to more opportunities in developing more senior-friendly communities.

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What Our Clients Say

  • “There are so few non-recourse lenders in the market, but EquityMax was able to meet the challenge and finance my deal.  It was incredibly easy to work with them, and I loved that they serviced my loan directly even after the loan was funded.”

    Debbie Investor through her Self-Directed IRA


  • High LTV / Low Rates / Flexible Term

  • Minimal Insurance Requirements

  • Zero Prepayment Penalty


  • ZERO Credit or Qualification Requirements

  • No Personal Guarantee Required

  • Free Comparable and Repair Analysis


  • Catering to Real Estate Wholesalers

  • 1-3 Day Funding

  • Minimal Notice to Close


  • Invest through a Self-Directed IRA or Solo 401K

  • Net Proceeds from Investing are Tax-Deferred

  • No Personal Guarantee

Have you been previously denied by a lender? Get a second chance with EquityMax

Did You Know?

EquityMax travels monthly to both the Nashville and Knoxville markets in support of each region’s REIA organizations. As members of both REIN and KnoxREIA, EquityMax has actively been working in both markets helping investors with insight and financing on their real estate investment projects.

frequently asked questions

What types of real estate property does EquityMax lend on?

EquityMax lends on any form of residential property, including single family homes, 1-4 multi-unit properties, condominiums & townhomes, and even small apartment complexes (20 units or less).  We also lend on commercial property and industrial warehouses.

Once I am prequalified, how quickly can I obtain a Proof of Funds letter?

EquityMax can send a borrower a Proof of Funds within 5 minutes of receipt of an acceptable, three-score credit report.  If a borrower does not have a recent report, he/she can request that Equitymax pull it.  For instructions, please click here.

Can EquityMax finance multiple properties simultaneously for borrowers?

Yes. EquityMax has multiple borrowers with several active loans in our portfolio.

Do I need to hold properties in a business entity?

EquityMax does not require our borrowers to be a Corporation of LLC.  We can originate loans to individuals, LLCs, Corporations, Land Trusts, and Self-Directed IRAs.

I am in between Markets Memphis and Nashville…where should I invest?

Memphis certainly offers lower barrier of entry, given the price points, but Nashville is finding a growing population, which could potentially increase your available buying pool of end users.

Can I meet with my EquityMax point of contact, in person?

EquityMax is a hands-on operation that loves meeting with clients.  We are actively part of REIN in Nashville and can travel as far east as Chattanooga and Knoxville, should you want to meet in person.

How Do I Find Properties in Tennessee To Invest In?

Local Wholesalers, along with national companies like New Western Investments and Net Worth Realty offer plentiful opportunities for investors to purchase and invest in real estate.

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