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Articles about Bridge Lending


Commercial | October 2019 
When Worlds Collide
Bridge loans are, by definition, unconventional. The deals associated with this type of financing often involve unusual circumstances, short terms and tight closing deadlines. And yet, the most conven...
By Tim Tower, vice president of business development, Northeast Bank

Commercial | February 2019 
Nonbank Financing Can Get the Deal Done
Often, some of the best opportunities in real estate investment do not fit into the box of “acceptable” for many conventional lenders. These lenders typically prefer to follow well-wo...
By Will Nelson, Columbia Pacific Advisors

Commercial | August 2018 
Plant More Possibilities
With the Great Recession in the distant past, the economics  of residential real estate have regained a measure of value and stability. Although risk remains, single-family rental (SFR) homes are emer...
By Sean Tierney, executive vice president, A10 Capital

Commercial | August 2018 
Look Beyond Today
Demand for commercial real estate capital has increased nationwide in the past few years. Regulations implemented after the financial crisis a decade ago, however, have led banks to use more cautious ...
By Justin Short, managing director of proprietary lending, Hunt Mortgage Group

Commercial | July 2018 
The Self-Storage Niche Is a Deal Generator
E-commerce giant Amazon is a major character driving the national real estate story these days, and the self-storage sector is a major subplot in that narrative. No matter where you go in Seattle — th...
By Billy Meyer, managing director of real estate lending, Columbia Pacific Advisors

Commercial | July 2018 
Create Tailor-Made Loans
In the decade since the Great Recession began and left a severe impact on the financial world, commercial real estate financing has undergone many evolutionary procedural changes. At first glance, thi...
By Milton Franklin, founder and president, Commercial Mortgage Exchange Inc.

Commercial | January 2018 
Scale the Multifamily Mountain
Agency-based loans through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RHS), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have plenty of advantages, making them...
By Alex Cohen, CEO, Liberty SBF

Commercial | January 2018 
A Tale of Two Financing Deals
Following is a tale of two commercial real estate deals, one that was successful at securing financing and one that was not. Understanding the dynamics of each is instructive for commercial ...
By Clark Briner, founder and CEO, Revere Capital

Residential | December 2017 
A Bridge to Opportunity
Many residential mortgage originators are familiar with the traditional bridge loan as a strategy to increase activity in the residential purchase market. These short-term, often interest-only loans a...
By Paul Smoot, director of wholesale originations, LendingOne

Commercial | May 2017 
Close the Deal With a Little Help
Small-balance bridge lending in the commercial real estate market exists in a sort of parallel universe to the world of large institutional real estate finance. “Small-balance” is generally defined as...
By Jan B. Brzeski, managing director and chief investment officer, Arixa Capital Advisors LLC and Crosswind Financial

Residential | October 2016 
Satisfying the Need for Speed
A popular video game, “Need for Speed,” features go-fast cars that cost more than the average automobile. Bridge loans for homebuyers are similar in concept. They cost more than traditional ...
By Jan Brzeski, managing director and chief investment officer, Crosswind Financial and Arixa Capital Advisors

Commercial | May 2016 
Character Opens Doors
No matter how creditworthy, small-capital mortgage customers tend to feel the squeeze between tighter bank-lending standards and the significant financing expenses of many private lenders. There is a ...
By Steve Belleville, director of sales and marketing, Redwood Mortgage

Commercial | August 2015 
Gaining on Bridge Lenders
As the market improves, challengers are giving bridge lenders a run for their money. To stay ahead of the pack, bridge lenders are being forced to lower their interest rates and origination poi...
By Noah Grayson, president and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Commercial | July 2015 
Spot the Signs to Avoid Scams
One of the biggest problems in commercial bridge lending is upfront-fee scams. These scams are more commonly found in the area of consumer loans, but they have started to gain serious momentum in the ...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Commercial | September 2003 
Bridge Loans: The Best Financing Tool for Some Difficult Situations
People who invest in income-producing commercial real estate often are required to manage some challenges that impact the situation. They may include some of the following: High vacancy Change of ...
By Brian Opert, chief executive, Sterling Commercial Capital LLC


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