One of the greatest things about a hard money loan is the speed at which you can get one.  Sometimes approvals can be granted in as little as 24-48 hours and settlements can take place in less than a week.  Remember, however, that the lender will have to make an appraisal of the property, order and inspect title work, and have lender documents drafted.  This could take anywhere from days to weeks depending on the circumstances but, in an emergency situation such as foreclosure, we may be able to speed up the process to accommodate you.