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Bank Denied Your Commercial Loan Request? Take These 2 Next Steps: Part 2

Part 2: Determine Whether or Not You’re Speaking with the right Lender Types

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Bank Denied Your Commercial Loan Request? Take These 2 Next Steps | Part 1

Part 1: Determine the Root Cause of the Denial Even though banks routinely deny commercial loan requests, the experience can still be difficult for the small business owners and investors who need financing.

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How Lenders Qualify Your Commercial Loan Request

Every lender is unique, but most begin the loan qualification process in a similar fashion. Put simply, lenders must be satisfied with the property, the borrower, and the borrower’s business before they approve a loan request.

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Benefits of Investing in Duplexes Instead of Single Family Homes

Many people who are looking to invest in real estate have grappled with the problem of whether to invest in single-family or multi-unit dwellings. While each has its own set of advantages, investing in a duplex has a number of distinct benefits. Although a duplex may cost more to purchase and insure than a single-family […]

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Tackling 3 Common Commercial Mortgage Myths

When it comes to purchasing or refinancing a commercial property, both seasoned veterans and first-timers are likely to begin the process by conducting a fair amount of research on the type of loan they will need to secure.

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3 Common Mistakes Borrowers Make with Commercial Refinance Loans (and how to avoid them)

Business owners and investors looking to refinance their commercial mortgage have big decisions to make. Deciding which lender to engage, what type of loan to secure, and which terms to accept takes foresight, experience, and a healthy amount of knowledge.

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3 Crucial Questions to Answer Before Purchasing a Multifamily Investment Property

Real estate investors in competitive markets are always looking for the next big opportunity. These days, many are carving out a new niche for themselves by investing in multifamily properties, such as duplexes or small apartment buildings.

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Commercial Direct Managing Director Leslie Smith Interviewed on iHeartRadio CEO Money Show

Commercial Direct Managing Director Leslie Smith was recently featured on WFN1’s CEO Money Show. The program, hosted by Michael Yorba, is broadcast on iHeartRadio and focuses on “businesses, people, and stories that reflect positive financial outcomes.” During the broadcast, Mrs. Smith described how Commercial Direct’s customizable loan platform can benefit investors and small business owners […]

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Commercial Mortgage Terms: Keys to knowing what lenders will ask for ahead of time

Planning a commercial mortgage refinance or purchase? At the beginning of the process, a lender will give instructions listing the amount of documentation they need to launch the transaction.  But unless you’re a real estate expert, you may not be familiar with some of the terminology used at that stage.

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Looking for a Commercial Bridge Loan? Better Have an Exit Strategy

While residential mortgages are often 30 years in length, a typical commercial bridge loan may have a term of only a year or two.  This can be a great benefit in many instances – as an example, you may want to secure a short-term loan right now so you can make property improvements before refinancing […]

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