Invisible Concierge, Airbnb And The New Age Of Hospitality  

Posted by Josh Young August 29, 2017

Like Amazon changed the retail shopping experience, AirBnb is changing the hotel industry and new technology products and services are paving the way for an entirely new type of guest experience. Today’s hotel guests have high expectations when it comes to tech. A recent study of more than 2,700 travelers found that two-thirds believe it’s … Continue reading Invisible Concierge, Airbnb And The New Age Of Hospitality  

Underwriting Guidelines For Freddie Mac Apartment Loans

Posted by Josh Young August 22, 2017

At Raisal, our loan advisors are often asked to assist real estate brokers and investors “size” up a deal to evaluate max leverage.   There are many misconceptions about what underwriters will look at and how to properly view the deal from the lender’s perspective. Below are a few key factors you should consider when … Continue reading Underwriting Guidelines For Freddie Mac Apartment Loans

7 Key Points To Consider For Value-Add Commercial Real Estate Deals

Posted by Josh Young August 15, 2017

Achieving above average returns with any type of investing boils down to two things: 1) price and 2) timing.   Typically, these go hand in hand. Sometimes, though, the market is already expensive so finding value turns on identifying assets that are undervalued relative to their potential value.   Assets that are below market value … Continue reading 7 Key Points To Consider For Value-Add Commercial Real Estate Deals

Investing In A Triple Net Lease Property? Here’s What You Should Look For

Posted by Josh Young July 25, 2017

Real estate investors looking for passive income opportunities, with minimal management requirements, often look to net-leased, single tenant properties.   These are the retail stores that we frequent on a daily basis, such as Walgreens or Dollar General or Walmart. These real estate investments are often low risk and financing is typically readily available.   … Continue reading Investing In A Triple Net Lease Property? Here’s What You Should Look For

Commercial Mortgage Challenges And How To Overcome Them

Posted by Josh Young July 18, 2017

Securing a commercial loan is challenging, but knowing the common roadblocks you will face ahead of time will make your experience smoother. Let’s explore some of the common issues that you will face; some of them you create on your own and others that are unique to dealing with commercial mortgage lenders.   Lender Requirements … Continue reading Commercial Mortgage Challenges And How To Overcome Them

5 Key Ways To Get A Yes On Your Commercial Mortgage Loan Request

Posted by Bill Murphy July 5, 2017

Whether you are a first time investor or a seasoned professional, obtaining a commercial mortgage loan can be difficult for a variety of issues, many of which are typically dependent upon each other. Some of these difficulties derive from things that are out of your control, such as current economic conditions. Other difficulties relate to … Continue reading 5 Key Ways To Get A Yes On Your Commercial Mortgage Loan Request

Top 16 Things You Should Know About the Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Program

Posted by Josh Young June 27, 2017

1. Loan Size Restrictions The minimum loan amount for the Freddie Mac program is $1,000,000 and the maximum is $6,000,000, except that for certain major markets, the maximum is $7,500,000.   2. Net Worth and Liquidity Requirements Sponsors must show net worth equal to the loan amount and liquidity (i.e., cash and marketable securities) equal … Continue reading Top 16 Things You Should Know About the Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Program

Leasing vs. Purchasing: Which Is Right For Your Business?

Posted by Josh Young June 19, 2017

If you’re a small business owner, you may have contemplated whether it’s better for your company to continue leasing property or to buy it. You may have already established a lease with an option to purchase from your lender, giving you a clearer path to ownership, or you may be considering your financing options while … Continue reading Leasing vs. Purchasing: Which Is Right For Your Business?

How To Negotiate The Best Rate For Your Commercial Mortgage Refinance

Posted by Bill Murphy June 12, 2017

A commercial mortgage refinance can be quite challenging if you have not prepared. Borrowers that wait until the last minute often find themselves scrambling to find a solution, only to run out of time.

1031 Exchanges: Understanding The Process, Using Leverage And Avoiding Pitfalls

Posted by Bill Murphy June 5, 2017

Given the rise in property values over the years, you likely have a large built in gain on any investment real estate that you own. As such, you’ll be in for a big capital gain tax liability when it comes time to sell the property.   Have no fear; you may be able to defer … Continue reading 1031 Exchanges: Understanding The Process, Using Leverage And Avoiding Pitfalls