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Graduating from Residential to Commercial Realty Investment, Are You Ready?

March 11, 2015

From time to time, people who are not experienced commercial realty investors call us wanting to get a commercial loan (multifamily or other type), and yet they do not qualify. However, they could qualify for a residential property loan.

How do you know if you are ready to move from residential realty investment to commercial realty investment? There are a number of factors.

What Are Some Qualities of an Inferior Commercial Loan Broker? (Part 2)

October 28, 2014

When working with a commercial loan broker, it is important to know what to look for in not only a very good commercial loan broker, but also an inferior commercial loan broker. Recently I posted on the subject, “What Are Some Qualities of an Inferior Commercial Loan Broker?” This week I’m posting part 2.

As a summary of part 1, be very suspicious of a commercial loan broker who asks for upfront fees. The exception would be an enormous commercial real estate project, but be sure to do very thorough due diligence on the commercial loan broker anyway.

What Are the Qualities of a Superior Apartment Commercial Loan Broker? (Part 2)

October 23, 2014

Welcome to “What Are the Qualities of a Superior Apartment Commercial Loan Broker (Part 2)” Actually last week our blog title was about apartment loan brokers. I decided to include all commercial brokers. The qualities of a good commercial loan broker are almost synonymous to those of a good apartment loan broker.

In last week’s blog, three points were covered:

What Are the Qualities of a Superior Apartment Loan Broker?

October 14, 2014

In looking at the qualities of a superior apartment loan broker, the following three come to mind:

1. When they give you a letter of interest and you pay your deposit, you have a good degree of comfort that they will be able to complete your loan. No apartment loan broker can guarantee that the loan will close, but a very good multifamily loan broker will have a very high closing percentage of loans.

Getting Commercial Apartment Loans: Who Wins – The Tortoise or the Hare?

July 29, 2014

Aesop’s Fable – The Tortoise and the Hare was written thousands of years ago. It has stood the test of time and we all know the ending: the tortoise beats the hare. Believe it or not, this is a perfect analogy for winning in the arena of getting commercial properties and commercial apartment loans.

Why does the tortoise beat the hare? Because if you apply this fable to life, the fable is not about one race, but many.

Build Your Wealth Before Getting a Commercial Mortgage

July 15, 2014

This applies strongly to the experienced apartment complex investor as well as the inexperienced apartment complex investor.

You may ask why this applies strongly to the experienced apartment complex investor.

The answer is simple and is best presented in the story of what many commercial lenders experience: The experienced investor applies for a commercial mortgage and is declined because of not having enough cash to do the loan.

Getting an Apartment Loan – How Much to Invest?

June 4, 2014

Many apartment property investors in their acquisition of apartment loans, end up spreading themselves too thin financially. They put too high a proportion of their finances into one or more apartment buildings. This is especially true of those new to getting commercial loans.

Their mindset is to purchase as big of an apartment complex as possible in order to make as much money as possible. They see that apartment complex investing is a highly leveraged investment strategy and they want to throw as much money as possible into the biggest loan possible.

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