Of course, it goes without saying that proper care should be taken when planning your retirement. It is not something that can be done in a jiffy. You have take everything into account, like long term financial plans, expenses in the future, healthcare, accommodation, taxes and so on. Basically retirement planning involves taking into consideration everything you will need when you grow old and are no longer working.
However, if you need only smaller amount, then such an unsecured loan comes without pledging your property. Such a loan can help you in paying off salaries or buying some raw material. Of course, you can start only a very smaller trade. Interest rate on these loans goes higher. The repayment duration ranges up to 15 years or you can repay it earlier.
Many commercial property investors purchased properties years ago. Those investments have produced income and appreciated over the years. An accounting function of the commercial real estate business is each year your accountant has been depreciating the property’s value on a tax basis. You now want to get out of the business or maybe relocate and you need to decide, should you pay the gains tax or create an exchange, an exchange which could be tax free! The first question I must ask myself is what will I do with the money? How will I structure the sale? What options do I have?
Before you contact an estate agent it is a good idea to know exactly what you want. For example, if you know you want to buy a property in Spain it would be helpful to know as much as you can about your needs. This includes whether or not you want a property to rent in Spain, something to buy, or if you need to sell.
Loan to values, as in the difference between what a property is worth vs. what is owed, is another key ratio to reduce risk for banks. The normal high side for the typical owner occupied property, such as office, industrial or retail, is 75%/80% on a refinance. This is being dropped pretty much across the board to a max of 70%. Special purpose properties, such as, restaurants, automotive, hotels, daycares, etc are taking the brunt of it, as many lenders will not lend beyond 60% loan to value. Many lender have simple stopped lending on these properties all together.
When you and your Property Manager are doing the walk through and Lease Audit, make sure you review the Tenant Screening Procedures on each and every Tenant. If the Seller hasn’t screened tenants adequately – you may notice that they have literally stacked the property with felons… the jig is up. Since you will be doing your Lease Audit in the early portion of Due Diligence you will be able to get out of the Contract and get your Earnest Money back.
To achieve a good result and to avoid wasting too much effort, money and time. The first rule is to focus on just one type of property. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with too much at first. Get to know what type of property and how to own it.