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How does the Broker’s Price Opinion (BPO) Work?

02.23.17

Valuation is key to commercial real estate investing, but is getting an appraisal the only option? We explore one great alternative: the Broker’s Price Opinion.

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How Do Commercial Loan Origination Fees Work?

02.16.17

Are you about to dive into the commercial real estate lending process? Understanding commercial loan origination fees is a crucial step. We equip mortgage brokers with tips and tools to better assist their clients to success.

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How Do Commercial Loan Discount Points Work?

02.09.17

Real estate brokers need look no further. We're here to explain the commercial loan mystery of “points,” why they exist, and how to leverage them in the commercial real estate investing field.

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The Basics of Commercial Loan Syndication

02.06.17

What is loan syndication? In this edition of our Broker Talk series, we tackle this question, offering brokers all the basics to stand out to their clients on this out-of-the-ordinary lending process.

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Valuation Methods To Calculate Commercial Property Value

11.17.16

Have you ever wondered why a real estate property is worth what it is? Nowadays, we can simply pull out our mobile device and visit a number of web sites that can instantaneously give us their presumptions of a real estate property's value. But how did they come up with those numbers? It does not have to be a mystery. Understanding how a property is valued provides important insight that can affect the decision to buy, sell, or hold onto a property.

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Commercial Real Estate Financing - Outlook and Overview

10.29.16

According to recent data, the commercial real estate market is continuing to improve while at the same time conventional banks are growing increasingly conservative in their lending practices. So how does today's real estate developer find the financing they need to take advantage of the strength in the commercial marketplace?

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What Does LTV Mean?

10.05.16

It is important to understand loan-to-value or LTV before applying for a loan. LTV refers to how much of a property's value a lender is willing to lend. A property's appraisal is typically assessed by an appraiser.

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The Commercial Mortgage Loan Process

09.13.16

A commercial real estate borrower should understand that both the subject commercial property and the borrower’s financial history will be subject to extensive investigation. Here is an outline of the commercial loan process. In general the commercial loan process can be broken down into these 4 phases.

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