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How to buy commercial real estate at auction

December 20, 2017

Buying commercial real estate at auction can be an excellent investment strategy, but don’t go into the process blind. Here’s what you need to know before you start bidding.

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Obtain a mixed-use loan for small-business needs
December 12, 2017

Looking for a business location and a place to live? Loans for these mixed-use facilities may be residential or commercial in nature, depending on several factors. Learn more.


What are triple net, or NNN, leases?
November 16, 2017   |   Updated: November 17, 2017

Wondering what NNN means in a commercial real estate lease? Learn why investors love triple net leasing arrangements and what risks to watch out for.


Defeasance: An alternative way to refinance a commercial loan
November 10, 2017

Defeasance is an alternative method for extinguishing a commercial loan debt in order to refinance a property with better loan terms or to obtain free title to sell the property.


Reasons to refinance your commercial loan
October 31, 2017   |   Updated: November 1, 2017

Commercial mortgage loans can be refinanced to get lower rates, more stable terms or to cash out equity, but the process can be more complicated than a home-loan refinance.


How to purchase or remodel a historic commercial building
October 25, 2017   |   Updated: October 30, 2017

Historic commercial buildings can be charming, but also can be difficult to finance. Here’s how to find financing to purchase and renovate a historic commercial building.


Five steps for refinancing a commercial real estate loan
October 20, 2017   |   Updated: October 23, 2017

Refinancing is a standard part of owning commercial property, but borrowers can take several steps to make the process go smoother.


Be prepared if you want to land a hotel loan
September 28, 2017   |   Updated: October 9, 2017

Hotels construction loans can be hard to find, but not impossible. Here are some basic steps to help builders get approved.


Your business: The pros and cons of leasing
September 22, 2017

Leasing a building can be a better option than buying, but it also contains downsides.


Why commercial loan applications are rejected
September 21, 2017

Lenders don’t always hand over the money; they sometimes decline your application. Here are some of the reasons why, and how you can fix it.


USDA-guarantee program supports commercial lending in rural areas
September 21, 2017

Loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Business and Industry program are aimed at helping rural businesses and communities create jobs.