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2017 Commercial Interest Rate Forecast

01.19.17

Donald Trump’s November victory has already had rippling effects on the economy.  Economists and experts are readying themselves for an unprecedentedly uncertain 2017, and if the news cycle is any indication, things will remain unpredictable beyond President-elect Trump’s January 20th inauguration. With that in mind, we’ve outlined some factors and scenarios that may impact U.S. interest rates, and therefore, those looking into commercial real estate investing in 2017 and beyond.

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Three Important Facts You Need To Know About Commercial Loans

01.15.17

People leave their homes every day and go into commercial buildings for work, to go shopping, watch a movie, eat out, get to appointments, and generally take care of all of life's activities. Yet, most people know very little about what commercial real estate loans are and how they work.

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Top 9 Things to Look out for Before Signing Loan Documents

01.13.17

Commercial mortgage agreements have clauses and loan covenants that could have long-term consequences for the unsuspecting borrower. Below are the top 9 things in commercial loan documents that deserve your attention.

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3 Differences of Hard Money Lenders vs Real Estate Crowdfunding

01.12.17

While these two options have grown in popularity year over year as viable alternatives to conventional lending, many investors are still a bit fuzzy on what differentiates the two. Here is how Real Estate Crowdfunding and Hard Money Lenders are different.

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Top 3 Commercial Real Estate Loan Options to Consider in 2017

12.29.16

As 2016 comes to a close, commercial real estate investors can start to set their attention towards what’s to come in the world of commercial real estate finance in 2017.  What commercial financing options will a real estate investor have in 2017? Here are the Top 3 Commercial Real Estate Loan options to consider.

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What is Asset Based Lending?

12.28.16

The term “Asset-Based Lending” is expanding to also describe alternative commercial real estate financing.  This type of lending primarily uses the value of the real estate property to be used for collateral as the determining factor in providing a loan.

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Stalled Loan Financing: What Can a Commercial Mortgage Broker Do?

11.16.16

A borrower comes to you with what you think is a fairly straight-forward request for a commercial mortgage loan. You help them get all of their paperwork together. You contact your commercial lenders, submit the paperwork, and you think you're all set. Over the next couple of months you get a few additional questions which you immediately reply to with the corresponding information. However, six months later, still no loan closing in sight and your calls to the bank are put through to voicemail. You realize you're stalled. Now What??

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Commercial Bridge Loans: 3 Things You Need to Know Today

11.11.16

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 is the year of the fire monkey. It was thereby predicted that this year would present a shift into rapid innovation and intelligent, heart-centered action. There certainly has been a great of deal of change and activity so far this year and, with the Presidential elections coming up, even more change is on the horizon.

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What Are Commercial Mortgages?

11.11.16

A commercial mortgage is a legal agreement that offers a conditional right of ownership by an owner to a commercial lender if rules of payment described in the mortgage note are not met. Though the terms "commercial loan" and "commercial mortgage" are used interchangeably (even within the commercial finance industry), they are technically different.

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How Bridge Loans Work

10.05.16

Banks typically put you though a lengthy, complicated and expensive loan process before you can secure a loan. If you are looking for a bridge lender that can get you the money you need to finance a property fast and without unnecessary complexity or bureaucracy, Riverdale Funding can help. When you apply for a private hard money loan a lender looks for four things: (1) The right property (2) The right location (3) Equity (4) A strategy.

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