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How to Capitalize on a Hot Housing Market

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The housing market isn’t just hot, it’s on fire. As the nation continues to make progress on its recovery from the pandemic, both demand for homes and a supply shortage have pushed median sale prices soaring, according to the National Association of Realtors. Median sale prices were up 16.2 percent year-over-year during the first quarter…

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What are the requirements for a commercial construction loan?

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A construction loan is a type of short-term financing to fund a new construction project. If you’re planning to construct a multi-family home, apartment building, high-rise, commercial office building, or another type of large project, you will probably consider obtaining a commercial construction loan. Commercial construction loans are different from other loans. Most loans are…

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The Multiple Stages of Construction Financing

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The Multiple Stages of Construction Financing When you need to obtain financing for your real estate investment project, there are many factors to consider, whether you’re building a single-family home, acquiring raw land, or developing a multifamily property. In fact, each stage of the construction process can be financed separately, with each part of the…

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Multifamily Real Estate Investing

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Investing in multifamily properties is a great option for those looking to get into real estate investing and feel comfortable with the responsibility and time commitment. Done right, they can be a great source of passive income. However, it’s important to have an in-depth understanding of how to find properties that will provide worthwhile returns…

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How the Commercial Real Estate Lending Environment Might Differ in a Post-COVID-19 World

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It goes without saying that the global toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been substantial. Like many other industries, the real estate lending sector has also been impacted. However, the market is still functioning, and investors still have access to financing. But how that funding is accessed, as well as the terms and structures of…

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A Glossary of Hard Money Lending Terms

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After rehab value (ARV): The market value that the investment property is expected to have after it has been improved or renovated. Appraisal: A professional estimate of how much the property is currently valued or will be worth after updates. As-is value: The property value as it exists, as of the appraisal date. Bridge loan:…

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Five policies from the Biden administration that could affect the multifamily housing industry

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Although the 2020 election felt more like an election week than an election day, ultimately Joe Biden emerged as the new President of the United States. As the smoke has cleared on the election itself, attention has turned to President Biden’s administration. As private equity lenders, we are naturally examining what the new administration will…

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4 Ways to Ensure Your Hard Money Loan Closes Quickly

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A hard money loan can be a good option for a variety of reasons. For example, if you’re having trouble getting a loan from a bank with the terms you need, you need quick approvals and/or funding, you’re looking for tailored loan solutions, and/or you don’t want to bring in an equity partner. Now, let’s…

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Five Construction Industry Trends You Don’t Want to Miss in 2021

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In the first quarter of 2020, the construction industry added more than $900 billion to the U.S. economy. Then, we saw the effects of COVID-19, which caused the construction industry to lose $60.9 billion in GDP and approximately 6.5 million jobs. This disruption led to trends like remote work and social distancing, as well as…

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Five Ways for Builders to Reduce Waste

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Can you guess the volume of construction waste generated annually by construction projects worldwide? What about the U.S. alone?  According to a report from Construction and Demolition Recycling in 2018, the world’s yearly volume of solid waste will nearly double to 2.2 billion tons by the end of 2025. Construction waste makes up more than…

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