chicago: Bridge Loan Success - A Bridge To Far? Not This Time! - 02/09/16 01:23 AM
This is a Bridge Loan Success. This borrower had a real struggle.  He had invested tons of money in his project, capital was drying up and he needed a quick solution, here's how it all went down.
A Bridge (loan) to Far? Not this Time!
Everyone knows the old WWII story about the raid led by the British to try and gain a foothold in Europe and break the German supply lines.  The raid, dubbed Operation Market Garden, was doomed from the start.  Poor planning, a lack of experience by the planners and imporoper insight into the resources needed to accomplish the … (0 comments)

chicago: The Bridge Loan with 80% LTV... Possible! - 01/19/16 06:07 AM
The Impossible Bridge Loan
It is a much sought after bridge loan but is often elusive.  A bridge loan with a loan to value ratio (LTV) of up to 80%!  While some believe it is impossible, it is not. 
The majority of bridge loans in the market today have a cap of 65% LTV.  Some lenders will go as high as 75% but only on those cherry deals in prime markets.  However, recently certain bridge lenders have had an epiphany of sorts.
With the large banks still vacant in the commercial real estate lending space, these large bridge lenders have begun to originate GSE … (0 comments)

chicago: Multifamily Residential Financing in 2016 - 01/12/16 12:27 AM
Multifamily Residential Financing
It's a new year and the market for multifamily residential is hot.  Yardi reports in the Yardi Multifamily Rents Matrix for 2016 that multifamily rents in 2015 grew by 6.4%!  This is good news for the industry.  This equates to a 190 basis point increase over 2014 numbers and crushes the long-term average of 2.8%.
So how will this affect multifamily residential financing, we think the answer is; positively!  Interest rates are still very low, hovering around 4%.  We are starting to see LTV's creep up as continued rising rents take pressure off of risk.
Multifamily residential financing for refinance to a … (0 comments)

chicago: Gas Station Finance - Portfolio Purchase - 11/12/15 08:42 AM
Gas Station Financing
The toughest loan on the market today is a loan for a gas station convenience store.  Most investors end up relegated to the small bank, SBA cycle where they are both limited in scope and breadth of the amount of financing they can receive.
However there is an alternative, especially for those seeking gas station finance for the acquisition or repositioning of a portfolio of stations.  Through a special arrangement with an entrepreneurial finance partner, Dividend America Commercial Lending has rolled out a new gas station c-store finance program.
Focused on portfolio, roll-up and consolidation programs, Dividend America is able to provide … (0 comments)

chicago: Hotel Loans & The SBA Loan - 09/18/15 05:47 AM
Hotel Loans & SBA Loans
Many in the hospitality industry are seeking hotel loans for their next project and tend completely overlylook the advantage of SBA loans.  Small business loans from the Small Business Administration are an excellent resource for funding your smaller hospitality investments.
With the ability to fund hotel loans up to $5 million and as high as 90% in some cases, a hotel loan using SBA guidelines is the perfect choice for many projects.  To find out how easy it is to qualify for a hotel loan using SBA loan guidelines give the experts at Dividend America Commercial Lending a … (0 comments)

chicago: Multifamily Financing - Low Rates, Longer Terms - 09/14/15 09:34 AM
Multifamily Financing with lower rates and longer terms are available for Small Balance loans.  In the past, most multifamily financing that included longer terms and low rates were reserved for larger loans, usually loans over $10 million.  Now, multifamily financing with loan amounts from $1 million to $5 million is easy to obtain.
Multifamily Financing - Non-recourse!
These non-recourse, long-term, low rate loans can have fixed periods from 5-10 years with rates below 4%!  That's right, they are also non-recourse!  The multifamily residential housing industry has been clamoring for this multifamily finacing prorgram and finally, it is available.
Helping both smaller investors and institutional investors alike, this small … (0 comments)

chicago: Hotel Loans - 09/04/15 03:59 AM
Need Hotel Financing? Hotel Loans
Hotel loans for all types of projects are available with fairly simple terms.  With 80% LTV (loan to value) hotel loans, investor get the most aggressive loan terms with amortizations of up to 30 years and rates below 6% in most cases.
Today, hotel loans are available for acquisition, for refinance ... even with cash out to perform a PIP ... or, beilieve it or not, for construction.  As mentioned above, acquisition loans can go as high as 80% LTV and with some of our equity parnters deals can be structured as high as 90% with strong deals … (0 comments)

chicago: Commercial Loans - Multifamily - 09/01/15 12:26 PM

Commercial Loans for Multifamily Housing and Apartment Buildings
Commercial loans for multifamily housing and apartment buildings are becoming more prevalent and easier to qualify for as the housing market tightens and rents continue to rise.  Recent trend data still shows a housing shortage and tight residential lending criteria continue to force more of the population into rental units.
Recent changes from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have opened up commercial loans in the small balance loan category for multifamily and apartment communities.  From bridge loans to standard conventional commercial loans, commercial real estate investors are finding the door to commercial loans for multifamily and apartments is getting easier.
Commercial … (0 comments)

chicago: Bridge Loan - Multifamily Financing Facts - 08/24/15 03:46 AM
Bridge Loan Facts - Multifamily Financing
The bridge loan facts are the bridge loan facts and the fact is that in order to buy unstabilized apartment complexes or to buy down debt on a multifamily development you have to use a bridge loan.  We hear all the stories about brokers telling borrowers that they can get 7% bridge loan rates, 6% bridge loan rates and now even 5% rates that are interest only with up to 80% LTV to purchase distressed assets or to buy out their debt at a discount.
The simple truth is that in most cases these are lies told by brokers … (0 comments)

chicago: Bridge Loan - Apartment & Multifamily - 08/20/15 06:43 AM
Bridge Loan - Apartment & Multifamily Repositioning
Bridge loan lending can be a complex world filled with unscrupulous players charging high upfront fees and not delivering at the closing table.  Today there are rumored to be bridge loans for apartment buildings and multifamily development repositioning projects with rates in the 8-10% range. 
The reality is that a bridge loan with these rates are typically reserved for deals in the Top 5 major markets and for properties that have a loan to value of less than 50%.  Essentially, these deals represent little to no risk to the bridge loan investor. 
Quality Bridge Loan Investors (Lenders)
Quality bridge … (0 comments)

chicago: Multifamily Loans Refinance - Unbelievably Low Rates - 05/18/15 01:06 PM
Multifamily Loans Refinance - The Lowest Rates
Believe it or not, the lowest rates on the refinance of multifamily loans these days is not coming from the major banks!  More and more often smaller firms with lower overhead and connections to entrepreneurial lending platforms are providing the lowest interest rates on the refinance of multifamily loans.
With rates dipping below 3% (for the best rate term deals having low LTV's) some commercial real estate investors are getting their multifamily loans refinanced with rates as low as 2.875%!  Now, to be sure, that's not everybody, but even the toughest deals are receiving offers in the mid … (0 comments)

chicago: Commerical Real Estate Loan Refinance - 05/11/15 03:55 AM
Commercial Real Estate Loan
Commercial real estate loan refinance is picking up steam at the current time.  With rates commercial real estate loans in the high 2% to low 3% range commercial real estate investors are losing a huge opportunity if they are sitting on higher interest rate loans and are afraid to refinance because of a prepayment penalty.
When dropping an interest rate 2%, 3% or 4% per year, it makes since to pay the prepayment penalty in order to get huge payment savings that can add tens of thousands of dollars per month to the bottom line cash flow of the property!
A Good Time to Refinance … (0 comments)

chicago: Business Loans - Fast Cash for Your Business - 05/05/15 03:16 AM
Business Loans that provide fast cash for your business are available in a variety of loan types.  The business loans that close the fastest are small business loans in the category of merchant advances and small business lines of credit.
While these loans may have seemingly high interest rates, they close fast giving the merchant or small business the opportunity to take advantage of special situations.  
For example, a restaurant owner has a old ice making machine that is NOT energy efficient and barely produces enough ice to handle a rush.  An equipment supplier runs a sale on a new ice making machine that … (0 comments)

chicago: Multifamily Financing with Low Interest Rates - 04/24/15 03:15 AM
Multifamily Financing
Multifamily financing and low interest rates are here, but they are not here to stay.  Today interest rates in multifamily financing and apartment loans can be as low as 2.99% on loans with amortizations as long as 25 years!  These phenomenal rates are here now, but they won't be for long.
Savvy investors are completing rate and term refinances to obtain the lowest rates.  Even more experienced investors are completing cash out refinances of their multifamily financing and apartment loans to receive rates in the high 3% to low 4% range.  Imagine the cash flow that is created from converting a … (0 comments)

chicago: Business Loans - Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA & Nationwide - 07/03/14 08:12 AM
Business Loans are loans designed to help individuals start, acquire or grow a business.  Business loans can be found in many categories from lines of credit to senior secured debt that is collateralized by real estate.
Today most business loans require two basic components; 1.) the borrower must have experience in the industry for which the business operates and 2.) there must be some sort of collateral to secure the business loan.
Qualifying for a business loan can be made easier by applying for an SBA (Small Business Administration) guaranteed loan.  The SBA, a government organization, sets forth guidelines for qualification of the borrower and the … (0 comments)

chicago: Apartment Building Loans and Apartment Complex Lending - 05/28/14 03:48 AM
Apartment Building Loans and Apartment Complex Lending are generally simpler forms of financing than loans for multifamily developments.  The buyers of apartment buildings and smaller apartment complexes (less than 150 doors/units) don't need complex structured financing.
The borrowers that need Apartment Building Loans and Apartment Complex Lending are typically small investors who have similar properties or may even own multiple single family residential investments and are ready to move into more efficient types of real estate investments.
Apartment Building Loans and Apartment Complex Lending typically are loans from $250,000 to about $2,500,000 and often the properties would be considered B or C … (0 comments)

chicago: Commercial Lending - Structured Finance & Business Growth Capital - 05/27/14 11:30 AM
For growing businesses, business expansions and even business acquisitions one simple fact remains true .. in order to grow, one must have capital.  Commercial Lending - Structured Finance & Business Growth Capital - are all forms of capitl that are readily available through Dividend America's unique commercial lending platform.
As an origination, processing and pre-underwriting platform for multiple sources of commercial capital and growth capital for businesses, DACL has the abilit to bring commercial lending with structured financing that make sense and helps businesses seeking growth through roll-up and/or acquisition strategies. 
Need capital for expansion into other markets, to build … (0 comments)

chicago: Multifamily Bridge Loans and Hard Money Loans - Get Funded Today - 05/08/14 10:14 AM
Multifamily Bridge Loans and Hard Money Loans for the acquistion and purchase of multifamily assets and portfolios are available.  Our investor is aggressively seeking to fund distressed multifamily asset acquisitions that are ripe for repositioning.  Learn how and Get Funded Today.
When seeking multifamily bridge loans or hard money loans for mutlifamily assets it is important to understand that these loans can fall into multiple categories. The first category is considered small or lower market and includes apartment buildings as small as 8 unitsand as large as 20 units.  These loans typically do not exceed $750K and are for smaller real … (0 comments)

chicago: Bridge Loans for Distressed Commercial Real Estate - 04/24/14 11:58 AM
Bridge Loans for Distressed Commercial Real Estate are available for many different types of commercial real estate assets in major markets around the nation.  In New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Baltimore and othe major markets in the Northeast, bridge loans for distressed commercial real estate can be difficult to obtain.
There are a few funds that are very active in the Northeast and that are providing funding for distressed commercial real estate assets.  Distressed multifamily is a very hot category of bridge loan financing for some of these funding entities.  However, other distressed commercial real estate assets like retail, shopping … (0 comments)

chicago: Commercial Loan Refinance - Cash Out and Equity Conversion - 03/24/14 08:41 AM
As the economy improves and interest rates for commerical loan refinance begin to rise, it has become a prudent strategy to refinance for cash out to convert locked up equity into usable cash.  Real estate investor and real estate asset managers can use commercial loan refinance for cash out and equity conversion as a solid strategy for portfolio growth.
Utilizing a commercial loan refinance for multifamily financing, senior debt on shopping centers and for refinancing office building assets is a savvy strategy for today's economic environment.   At this precipise between growth and stagnation, commercial loan refinance to convert illiquid equity into cash … (0 comments)