Commercial Bridge Loans: What are they? Should you get one?

Options, options, and more options – you have OPTIONS and you may not even be aware.

In today’s market, Bridge funding has become the fastest way to obtain quick financing. Unlike conventional lending, bridge funding does not lean heavily on credit scores and financial documentation, but rather the strength of the property and market value. Interest rates are often higher, a bridge lender can close a loan under two weeks, sometimes 3-4 days! Investors use bridge funding to acquire the property fast, then refinance later with a conventional mortgage. These types of loans work best for the investor with cash, but can’t show much income.
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Especially when it comes to securing the financing needed to secure a commercial real estate property. When it comes to financing, it can be quite difficult to find an institution willing to lend you the funds but on top of that, the process can be time-consuming, require a great deal of work, and unneeded stress. Only to find out that the financing just didn’t go through for a number of different reasons.

But have no fear, you have options – in particular, Commercial Bridge Loans.

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A Look at the Commercial Real Estate Bubble That is About to POP!

Since the imploding of the Financial Crisis back in 2009, banks and other financial lending institutions have been weary when it comes to lending money to Commercial Real Estate investors. And to be honest…. we don’t blame them, since “CRE loans were in part responsible for the near-collapse of the financial system during the Financial Crisis,” according to Business Insider.

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Toys ‘R’ Us Store Closures Means CRE Opportunities

You may have heard the latest news about or favorite childhood memory, Toys ‘R’ Us filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in December of 2017, it’s a sad day for those of us who grew up with Geoffrey the Giraffe. But the news has the commercial real estate world running to closing stores in hopes that they can secure the property for themselves.

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Multifamily Green Financing: Do You Qualify?

Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Green Financing is allowing developers and investors the opportunity to “enhance the financial performance, environmental sustainability, and quality of the country’s multifamily housing stock.” The latest trend in environmentally friendly and conscious living amongst a younger generation of consumers has brought forth the same trend in the commercial real estate world and financial institutions like Fannie Mae are acknowledging the trend and its benefits.

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Eco-Friendly Wooden Skyscrapers

Lever Architecture’s founder, Thomas Robinson is revolutionizing the way developers build some of today’s tallest and most influential buildings. A pioneer in his industry, Robinson has been able to design and develop structures using only wood, no concrete or steel is needed to help bear the weight of the infrastructure. Not only is this method allowing a more affordable way for construction, but is also benefiting the environment in which they are built in.

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Self Cleaning CRE Properties

Spanish company Neolith has done the imaginable, the hard-surface company has entered the air-purifying building materials market. Launching a collection of building materials made from 100% raw materials, including: granite minerals, silica, and natural oxides. Proving that commercial real estate developers have green and eco-friendly material options when it comes to making efforts to implement greener and environmentally cautious materials into their developments.

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Valutate: “A Pro-Forma in Your Pocket”

What many new commercial brokers don’t know about commercial real estate is that there is actually a great deal of number crunching involved with a commercial real estate transaction. If math isn’t your strongest suit, then you might be hesitant to try to do any or all calculations yourself.

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CALLING ALL INVESTORS: These are the 10 Seller Documents You’ll Have to Review

CALLING ALL INVESTORS, especially those of you who are new to investing and are looking into purchasing your first rental property. There is a ton of paperwork that comes along with any commercial real estate transaction, but what you may not know is that there are 10 very important seller documents you may have to review when it comes to buying a rental property.

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Commercial Real Estate Technology Helping CRE Investors

KPIs or Key Performance Indicators are an effective way for commercial real estate investors to monitor their speed, accuracy, and adaptability when it comes to navigating through day-to-day tasks. Many CRE investors monitor the KPIs of their business by implementing different CRE technologies. These three metrics; speed, accuracy, and adaptability will ultimately help investors succeed in helping their own organizations make better and faster investment decisions.

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Commercial Real Estate Opportunities in Bellevue and Kirkland

    This month’s featured commercial real estate broker and residential agent is Kam Deol. Kam has been providing his expertise in the Bellevue & Kirkland, WA market for over a decade. By taking a bad situation and learning from it, Kam was able to sharpen his skills and learn about the real estate industry … Read more

Retail Trends for 2018

Despite what you’ve read in the news, retail is NOT DEAD. Not according to a recent study conducted by the National Retail Federation that found that recent sales figures were actually up 4.2% year-over-year. What you may be surprised to know is that the number of sales have actually increased every month this last year in 2017.

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NEW Sacramento Investment Opportunity!

Sacramento, CA is a thriving market with a population of over 2.5 million people and a strong  and growing employment market, it’s a no brainer that more businesses are turning to the Bay Area to plant their roots. In the last 12 months the area has seen an added 23,000 jobs in a various amount of markets, including: healthcare, technology, and education.

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Charlotte Office Property – 2017 Market Review

Charlotte’s Office market this past year has shown to be reliably stable with office sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 exceeding $294.1 million and totaling over 1.2 million sq ft. According to a report done by Colliers, Charlotte’s commercial real estate market continues to drive a strong demand for office spaces, especially those that are Class A properties with prices reaching up to $32.46 per square foot.

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Is it Time to Sell Your Apartment Property?

Are you an investor considering whether or not it is time to sell your apartment property? The decision isn’t as easy as one may think, there is a lot to consider before taking that big leap. Today we’ll visit a video by BiggerPockets’, Michael Blank. Michael will take us through his decision process with one … Read more

How to Qualify as a “Real Estate Professional” on Your Taxes

As the new tax season approaches more and more real estate investors are wondering whether or not they qualify as what the IRS calls a “real estate professional.” If you’re new to real estate investing and are curious to find out whether you fall under this category, keep on reading. You’ll be surprised to find out that there are actually 3 different categories you could possibly fall under.

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The Risks That Come With Being a CRE Investor

Commercial real estate investing, like any new venture can be quite beneficial but also come with a number of risks. Some of which can take some time, persistence, and patience to overcome. If you’re new to commercial real estate investing or are considering on making the shift over to the CRE side, you’ll want to consider some of the risks that come along with being an investor.

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Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding

The playing field is becoming more level for small investors thanks to a slew of real estate crowdfunding websites sprouting up across the web. The crowd-sourced investment websites have become an expansive trend in the industry. In the last year, an estimated half a billion dollars pooled into sites like realtyshares.com, realtymogul.com and realcrowd.com. To … Read more

How to Get Involved in Retail Investing

Retail property is one of the most sought after investments around today. Out of the four asset classes on the market, investors are paying large sums for small, multi-tenant and single-tenant retail properties in locations across the globe.

With such hot demand, it’s hard to get your foot in the door. That’s why I’ve put my practice in writing to present one valuable piece of advice to aspiring investors looking to network and make deals in retail.

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myNOI Relaunches IRR Calculator

As a commercial real estate broker and investor, you know the importance that CRE metrics play in any real estate transaction. Being able to calculate these metrics accurately is just as important as knowing what each one means and the importance they play in evaluating any commercial property. That’s why we’ve recently relaunched our CRE … Read more

What is a Cap Rate?

Not so sure how to answer the above question? Here’s what you need to know: A capitalization rate, or a cap rate as it’s often referred, is the rate of return anticipated for one year if the property was paid for in cash — It’s the ratio between Net Operating Income (NOI) and the property … Read more

3 Tips to Selling a Property in Tight Market Conditions

These days, real estate investors are increasingly looking to multi-family properties to generate high rates of return. With demand for apartments and similar units on the rise, learning to weather fast market conditions is an imperative to getting the best value for your property. With years of experience as a commercial broker, I’ve developed these … Read more

Here’s Why You Should Hire A Commercial Inspector

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or you’re entering the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) realm for the first time, it’s never easy to peg down a worthy investment alone – for that reason, many CRE investors turn to commercial inspectors for help. In short, commercial inspectors conduct construction and building inspections in order to ensure the … Read more

Do I Qualify for a 1031 Exchange?

Now that you know the basics of 1031 exchanges, you may be wondering whether or not you qualify for a 1031 exchange. As mentioned in our previous blogs, a 1031 exchange is intended for commercial properties that are used in a trade or business, such as; office spaces, apartments, retail, and land properties. Unfortunately this does not include primary residences or any property held for personal use.

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What’s the Point of a Virtual Assistant?

There are never enough hours in the day, we get it. We have so much on our plate, it’s almost impossible to accomplish it all in the limited 8-hour work day. Despite all of our to-do lists and the time we’ve allocated to get some stuff done, it always seems like we’re crunched for time.

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Three 1031 Exchange Pitfalls

By now you’ve probably become an expert in 1031 exchanges, well at least we’re sure we have in all the researching and consulting we’ve done with experts in the topic. While you might think you know everything there is to know about 1031 exchanges, we’re here to give you the low-down about 1031 exchanges and … Read more

What Does Not Qualify for a 1031 Exchange?

If our 1031 Exchange Series has you gearing up to sell your Commercial Real Estate (CRE) property, be sure to read the fine print – the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposes a slew of restrictions on what types of properties can participate. To refresh your memory, we’ll remind you that a 1031 exchange (a.k.a. the … Read more

Here’s What you Should Know about 1031 Exchange Rules

Earlier this week, we told you what a 1031 exchange is and how many days you have to complete one. Naturally, you’re probably asking yourself, what are the ground rules? To recap, the 1031 exchange (a.k.a. the like-kind exchange) gives Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investors the green light to reinvest returns from a sold property … Read more

How Many Days is a 1031 Exchange?

You may remember from our previous blog that a 1031 exchange or the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code 1031 is the deferment of capital gain taxes by investors on commercial properties used in trade or business. If you don’t recall this topic, you may want to read our previous article titled “What is a 1031 … Read more

What is a 1031 Exchange?

What is a 1031 Exchange?

Join us as we begin our 1031 Exchange Series, where each day we’ll dive a little deeper into what 1031 Exchanges are and the insider tips and tricks you’ll need to know when it comes to participating in one.

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Should I Invest Internationally or Domestically?

If you’ve asked yourself this question before, you’re not the only one. In today’s world, Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investors are apart of an international, interconnected market that’s determined by fluctuations in the economies of all nations, whether they’re spending their dollars in the U.S. or Tokyo. In nations like the U.S. and Canada, foreign … Read more

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