How Good Does My Credit Have to Be to Qualify for an SBA Loan?

SBA loans are designed to provide the capital small business owners need to get off the launching pad, thrive, and grow. However, the Small Business Administration also has strict underwriting guidelines for lenders to follow, and credit ratings play...

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Why Are Construction Loans Inherently Risky?

For commercial real estate investors and property developers, securing financing for a construction project can be extremely challenging. Most lenders consider construction loans to be inherently risky for a number of reasons, which we will examine. Unpredictable Markets and Politics Many...

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Industrial Property Investing: 10 Items to Consider

Industrial property investing involves some of the most diverse and versatile commercial real estate on the market today. Industrial properties serve as bases of operation for manufacturers, distributors, logistics and transportation businesses, research and development labs, telecommunications, showrooms, and...

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How to Evaluate and Analyze a Multifamily Deal

Multifamily residences consistently top the list of the most popular property deals for commercial real estate investors. Yet no two multifamily deals are the same and can generate very different revenue amounts. In order to get the biggest return...

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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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