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Commercial | September 2019 
The New Kid on the Block
In today’s strong economy, lenders and investors are looking for yield, and credit unions are no exception. Last year, credit unions significantly expanded their presence in commercial real estate fin...
By Dan Gushue, chief credit officer, Extensia Financial

Commercial | August 2019 
Stick Your Landing
Commercial real estate land loans are among the hardest deals to finance. Banks and many alternative lenders typically won’t do them. For mortgage brokers trying to finance a land purchase or a projec...
By Gregg Wolfer, chief operating officer, Kennedy Funding Inc.

Commercial | July 2019 
Play Your Best Hand in Bridge Financing
The number of commercial bridge lenders has grown substantially over the past several years, a trend that has made it easier and more affordable to find financing for transitional commercial...
By Gary Bechtel, president, Money360

Commercial | January 2019 
Turn a Triple Play
About 43 percent of Americans live in rental properties, the highest percentage since 1965, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. Tighter home-purchase loan requirements, millennials with a des...
By Michael Miller, chief marketing officer, 5 Arch

Commercial | December 2018 
Create Value for Construction Financing
Commercial construction projects are at or near all-time highs in terms of dollar volume. Across the United States, new developments are cropping up at breakneck speeds. Today, the downtown areas of m...
By Paul Rahimian, CEO, Parkview Financial

Residential | December 2018 
Read the Construction Tea Leaves
Getting a grasp on how much construction will occur in the near future serves two purposes for mortgage originators. First, it offers an estimate of how many new homes will be built and, as such, meas...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Residential | December 2018 
This Loan Builds Dreams
From a buyer’s perspective, today’s home market can feel daunting. Finding the right house can be difficult and, to make matters worse, pre-approved borrowers often can find a home they love and make ...
By Chad Jampedro, president and co-owner, GSF Mortgage Corp.; and Bruce Olster, senior managing director, Construction Loan Division, GSF Mortgage Corp.

Commercial | October 2018 
Follow the Golden Rule
When presenting a loan application to a lender, the watch words are simple. Find hard, factual, detailed numbers from verifiable third parties to support the loan request. Look at marketplace demograp...
By Jerry Sager, senior managing director, First National

Commercial | September 2018 
Being Prepared Gives You More Financing Reach
As a commercial mortgage broker, lining up financing for cash-flowing properties is generally straightforward. Properties that are not cash flowing (such as a vacant property) and construction loans, ...
By Jonathan Daniel, principal , Knighthead Funding

Commercial | March 2018 
The Right Financing for Your Deal Is out There
Commercial banks may be tightening their lending standards, but capital is still available if you know how and where to find alternatives. Many banks are being conservative because of leasing cha...
By Ben Kadish, president and founder, Maverick Commercial Mortgage Inc.

Residential | March 2018 
Canary in the Coal Mine
An old coal-mining safeguard used caged canary birds to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases before they hurt humans. If the canary died, miners needed to get out of the mine quickly. ...
By Eric Fedewa, managing partner, Ascend Capital Partners LLC

Commercial | February 2018 
Building Green Can Make Dollars and Sense
  Case study Developers in Denver plan to build an 89,000-square-foot mixed-use complex with a construction budget of $13 million. They are looking for a way to reduce their equity contributio...
By Brian McCarter, CEO, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

Commercial | February 2018 
Carve Out Your Niche
A commercial mortgage broker needs something to stand apart. In a highly competitive lending market, it’s especially important to carve out a niche in order to grow market share. Generally, fo...
By Jason M. Aubrey, principal, PlattPointe Capital

Residential | December 2017 
Amplify Opportunity by Finding Your Niche
This past fall, the devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc on the lives of many Americans. Real estate analytics company CoreLogic estimates that Hurricane Irma property damages excee...
By Kim Newby, vice president of investor relations, product development, and specialty operations, Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

Residential | December 2017 
A Home in Need of a Hug
More online Read more about renovation loan products at: ...
By Jeff Lee, assistant vice president of renovation lending, Fairway Independent Mortgage; and Dan Ventura, branch manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage


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