How to Determine the Highest and Best Use of a Property

Highest and best use is inextricably tied to property appraisals. The factors which determine the highest and best use of a property go beyond the current purpose of a specific property, but also the potential value and overall profitability...

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Critical Items to Consider When Investing in CRE outside of the Top 25 Metro Statistical Areas

Commercial real estate investors use the Top 25 Metro Statistical Areas as a guideline for purchasing and pricing properties. The Metro Statistical Areas, or MSAs, provide a wealth of information, such as labor markets, average income, education, spending patterns,...

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Construction Loans: Overcoming the Two Special Risks that Make them Challenging

Construction projects of all sizes require special financing to ensure funds are available to cover the costs at every stage. However, there are two factors which could present major obstacles with construction loans. The first is that collateral value...

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Why Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Properties Generate Better Returns for Wealthy Investors

In recent months, we have seen how unpredictable the stock market can be. Wall Street experiences large spikes followed by steep valleys. Smart investors are building portfolios based around commercial real estate and multifamily housing, which guarantees passive revenue...

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To Invest or Not to Invest: Evaluating the Financial Feasibility of a Commercial Real Estate

Investing in commercial real estate takes careful analysis on the part of the investor. However, some commercial real estate investors can over-analyze a property, and end up suffering from “analysis paralysis.” Our team has put together a simple and...

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Adaptive Re-Use: How to Succeed in Getting a CRE Loan When Giving Old Buildings New Life

Adaptive re-use properties have proved to be more than just a trend. Businesses and residential tenants are finding functionality and aesthetic appear in adaptive re-use properties, and commercial real estate investors are finding them highly profitable. However, before seeking...

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Making Your Business Bankable: The Importance of Showing a Profit on Your Business Tax Return

For many new and small businesses, getting access to reliable financing is essential. However, in order to qualify for most financing programs, lenders will want to see a profit and loss statement, as well as the most recent business...

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How to Get a Commercial Real Estate Loan-10 FAQ’s

When you are applying for your first commercial real estate loan, the process can be daunting. The best way to handle the situation is to go in with the right information, and that starts with an understanding of what...

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4 Things to Consider Before Commercial Real Estate Rates Rise

Interest rates on commercial real estate loans have been at all-time lows for about a decade, and they were still quite low for much of the decade before that. As the economy recovers, though, those rates are going to...

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How Recent Tax Proposals May Affect Commercial Real Estate Investors and What To Do About It

The recent tax bills that have been considered by Congress provide several changes to the way deductions and tax rates work for a number of different entities. The result can be confusing, because some of the changes are designed...

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