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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Six Situations To Use Hard Money Loan

01.17.17

When you are a real estate owner or investor - the ownership, purchase and/or upkeep of a property requires capital. Ideally, a borrower might work with a conventional lender and receive a low interest rate loan with attractive financing terms. However, because of circumstances, access to needed money may not be available.

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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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Real Estate Consensus Predicts Slower Growth in 2017

01.13.17

Despite the optimism apparent in the stock market since the election, participants surveyed in September for the ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast were mildly pessimistic. After six years of expansion, industry professionals are predicting that the commercial real estate sector’s growth will slow with pullbacks predicted in a variety of indicators for 2017.

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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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Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Influencers

01.12.17

It has been a good year for the U.S. commercial real estate industry. The economy grew, interest rates stayed low, and the debt markets remained liquid. As we wrap up the year, we wanted to highlight the influencers, tastemakers, and thought leaders which helped us better understand the trends and events shaping the commercial real estate sector.

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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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What Does REO Bank Owned Mean

11.17.16

Have you ever wondered how a piece of real estate becomes an REO Bank Owned property and what exactly this designation means? Real estate investing guides and gurus often advise newcomer real estate investors that buying REO property will allow them to buy below market value. While this may be true in some instances, REO properties also have certain risks that other types of real estate do not have. Understanding how property is designated as REO bank-owned, how it is processed, and the basics of buying it is useful for anyone interested in real estate investing.

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