jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: Apartment Loans - Small Balance Loans - 05/28/15 08:16 AM
Searching for apartment loans in the small balance loan category?  First understand the definition and what constitutes a small balance loan? 
Apartment loans and multifamily financing for loans less than $5 million has been difficult in recent years, especially those apartment loans with exceptionally low rates and competitive overall terms.  That has now changed!
Multifamily financing and small balance apartment loans are now an aggressive loan financing category with lenders fighting for the business.  Rates can be as low as 2.875% with fixed periods of up to 10 years, add to that a long amortization period and the newly minted small balance apartment loans become … (0 comments)

jacksonville: Multifamily Finance - 2.99% and Cash Out - 05/11/15 02:46 AM
Multifamily Finance with rates as low as 2.99% and with available options to pull cash out during the refinance of stabilized multifamily assets is a reality in this competitive multifamily finance environment.  With rates as low as 2.99% refinance of you multifamily finance loan may be a great way to increase cash flows drastically.
Proper Multifamily Finance Increase Cash Flow
A refinance of existing multifamily debt using the correct multifamily finance strategy can net an investor thosands of dollars per year in cash flow.  A 2-3% decrease in the interest rate creates such huge monthly savings and cash low increases that it makes … (0 comments)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: 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)

jacksonville: Multifamily Acquisition Strategies - Cash-Out Refinance - 02/12/14 04:23 AM
Multifamily acquisition strategies with cash-out refinancing is the best strategy for today's market.  Lately I've taken calls from several investors who have very small loan balances, $250K or less and they are looking for rate and term refinances to lower their rate .. the problem?  The loan balance is to small!
Many of these investors are sitting on large amounts of equity, some as much as $1 million!  Instead of having all that equity tied up in one property, they should be refinancing with cash-out and leveraging it into the acquisition of multifamily assets (apartment buildings, apartment comlpexes or multifamily developments … (0 comments)

jacksonville: Equity, Bridge, Mezzanine or JV - The Benefits of Structured Finance - 10/10/12 07:40 AM
Equity, Bridge, Mezzanine or JV (Joint Ventures), what are The Benefits of Structured Finance versus trying to focus on acquiring commercial real estate assets through more traditional funding sources like banks, commercial mortgage lenders, CMBS lenders and insurance conduit lending sources?
The bottom line is the benefits of using equity, bridge, mezzanine or JV (joint venture) funds instead of traditional long-term senior debt are huge.  For starters, conventional or more traditional paths to funding commercial real estate acquisitions have dried up.  The deals that do get funded are the top of the line deals with the A+ players.  That's why it … (0 comments)