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commercial real estate: Up to 6 jobs coming to Rocklin as The Popcorn Store looks to expand. - 04/18/13 10:21 PM
Up to 6 jobs coming to Rocklin. Good networking combined with understanding and supporting small business made it possible. About a month ago I ran into an acquaintance. It quickly came up that she was in the process of locating a new location for her second store. She operates “The PopCorn store” in Elk Grove and was looking to expand into the Roseville/Rocklin area. The conversation quickly turned into a vent session for her. She was frustrated with the response she had gotten form several brokers she reached out to. They did not take the time to understand my business she (1 comments)
commercial real estate: Sacramento is the type of region SBA lenders will focus on in 2013 - 03/03/13 05:33 PM
The SBA will not be affected by the sequester. And that is good news from an administrative point of view but as for activity the SBA expects to make less loans in 2013. The main reason is the expiration of a clause that allowed the SBA to refinance loans under the 504 Program. . That is not to say they won’t be out looking for loans and Sacramento is already in their sites. Many small business owners in the Sacramento area have made great adjustments to their budgets. This belt tightening combined with large price adjustments to commercial real estate makes (0 comments)
commercial real estate: CMBS 2.0 is coming to Sacramento - 03/03/13 11:10 AM
. Sacramento is on the way up and CMBS lenders see long term value in the Sacramento Region. When they issue a loan they see security, they see values going up giving their investors secure returns. This lending injects confidence, allowing Sacramento to be part of the $65 Billon dollars expected to be generated for 2013 in the CMBS market. That would be 30% above 2012 levels. Sacramento is one of the last markets to finally start the trend up. With many short term lenders in play Sacramento offers the larger lenders a more secure opportunity to invest on what they consider are (0 comments)
commercial real estate: Supporting Sacramento area small business is crucial for a recovery. - 02/19/13 05:18 PM
Supporting small business owners is part of our mission. The small business owner is the back bone of our local economy. Its easy to get tunnel vision and forget who really runs the economy and who creates jobs. Offering financing for this sector is crucial. Providing business friendly service and helping them keep as much money in their pocket as possible to run that business is what makes the difference. One of the best ways for a small business to thrive is by acquiring the commercial real estate they operate in. This gives them huge tax benefits and other advantages that would be lost if they were renting. One of (0 comments)
commercial real estate: A site inspection saves time and money in the long run. - 02/19/13 09:58 AM
We recently did a site inspection on a mid size apartment complex in the Sacramento Valley. The owners of the 80 unit apartment complex contacted us requesting financing information and options. After some exchange of information over the phone it was determined that a site inspection would be a great way to get the information needed to start the process as well as getting an idea of the over all condition of the property. Normally this step is not done by most lenders until a commitment has been reached. Because we are local this allowed the principal to save time in the long (0 comments)
commercial real estate: Things that should be in your commercial summary. - 02/18/13 08:54 PM
In order to give commercial lenders as complete an understanding of your project as possible, you need a detailed executive summary which would explain; 1. Information about the project. 2. Explanation of the loan amount required and its distribution. 3. Information about the principals, as to their experience with the type of property if investment . For small business owners the type of experience with that business type. 4. Demographic and other pertinent information regarding the area, as well as current market conditions.
The next step is finding a commercial lender or lenders that meet your criteria. Such as property type,loan amount and credit history.
commercial real estate: SBA504 is a great tool. Preserve capital and grow your business. - 02/17/13 02:36 PM
One of the advantages of the SBA504 other than the fact that it can go up to 90% is that it is a LOAN TO COST program. This means you can roll into the loan cost associated with the project. Other loan programs are loan to value. This leaves the business owner no option but to be out of pocket on some items. Example. LTV: 80%. 750K dollar purchase price= 150k down payment plus closing cost plus lets say 100k in tenant improvements and other cost such as equipment and closing cost. Making it well over 20% out of pocket. LTC: up to 90% 750K purchase price (0 comments)
commercial real estate: Keeping your commercial property up to date is crucial. - 02/16/13 05:17 PM
No matter what commercial lender you are looking to use the end result will be the same when it comes to items that have to do with keeping the property up to date. Deferred maintenance is done to ensure that the lending institution secures its investment to its full value. Many times this part of the process is done wrong by rushing the process of a multifamily site inspection or by thinking that you may get away with the bank not asking to have certain repairs done. Another problem is that the loan process starts moving and some of these items do (2 comments)
commercial real estate: Sacramento area commercial bridge lending. Commercial financing - 06/23/12 07:18 AM
Access sacramento area commercial bridge lenders. Bridge loan programs that offer fixed and adjustable rates. . Interest only options are also available. Bridge lending is very common right now. Rates are at all time lows. If you are in the Sacramento region and looking to refinance your commercial property we can help. We work with multiple commercial lenders that have a like for Sacramento area commercial property.
Other loan programs also available.
commercial real estate: # It's not old to us. The content is what matters. Commercial info - 06/05/12 03:44 PM
The appraisal of a commercial property has valuable information no matter how old. The appraisal shows more than just the value of the property. A good commercial underwriter can get a quick idea of the risk involved. This is especially true when using a local company. Having local knowledge allows to confirm the discription of the area and the property as given in the apprasial. (0 comments)
Be quick but to the point. Hi I am looking for some financing on the purchase of a mixed use property in Sacramento Ca. The purchase price is xyz. It is xyz percent leased out. Is this something that might be of interest to you. While you are not going to get rate and terms the information is enough to start a conversation.
Time is money and that is more applicable than ever. Rather than miss lead a client this process will save time by setting realistic expectations. 1- What is your level of experience with the property type. Many lenders will not lend to those who do not have a clue (0 comments)
commercial real estate: Does your commercial real estate business jog or run. - 06/17/11 07:26 PM
No matter where you are the story is the same. The commercial real estate market is not what it used to be and what I mean by that is you actually have to put major effort. Long gone are the days of an easy sale or purchase. To jog is to hold the same pace for a long time. While this is hard work in its self it is still not the same as running. In running you have to push it to a different level. A level that actually hurts. Stepping outside of your comfort zone. Putting (0 comments)
Knowing the difference in terms is important. Loan to value: This one is simple because it is the most common used. It is used to define the amount you are financing versus the value. Example 100k value with a 10k down payment puts it at 90%ltv. Your closing cost and other misc things are not part of the down payment. The client is going to have to come up with down payment and closing cost so they will need 10k for down,3k for closing,1k for appraisal and 5k for tenant improvements. Total out of pocket 19k just to make a point. (0 comments)
commercial real estate: Is your commercial real estate business ready to grow. Do not get left behind - 06/11/11 10:05 AM
As our company continues to grow we are having to deal with problems that can truly be detrimental to our success. Telephone communications is one of those problems. Sure with all the new technology an individual is capable of taking care of the needs of one, but to service a company you must upgrade and do it quick. Things like call forwarding, voice mail and email allow for better service. It is your responsibility to provide for your team at a company level. As a nationwide company we have to ensure that the right people are in touch at all times after all we may (0 comments)
commercial real estate: Commercial real estate loans. Rates at all time low's act now. Nationwide financing - 04/29/11 12:01 AM
Access nationwide commercial real estate financing. Access commercial real estate loans for purchase and refinance with both long term and short term products. Commercial real estate lending is avaialble for purchase or refinance for your current note. Many commercial lenders want out form their current first position. If this is your case and you are looking for new commercial real estate financing .THE TIME IS NOW WHILE RATES ARE AT ALL TIME LOWS ~ Commercial real estate loans nationwide. ~ Commercial real estate properties welcomed such as hotels,reatil, mixed use and more. ~ Long term and short term lending. Take advantage of great rates (0 comments)
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