Why should I utilize a hard money/private capital lender?
The property to be purchased might be presently vacant and in need of repairs. It may be an older property in a failing neighborhood which has the potential for revitalization. It may be a foreclosure and can be purchased on a short sale.
You may just need a quick closing to secure a property before you find an investor/rehabber to which you want to wholesale the property.
You may want to purchase a run down piece of property, rehab the property, and refinance it for rental income.
In all these cases, you would need a hard money loan because conventional financing is not an option or it would take too long to secure.
Hard Money/Private Capital is just a cost of doing business and is an effective method of doing business as a real estate investor.