If you have an old appraisal on the property, add it to your package anyway. Even though the lender will order their own appraisal, it will be appreciated, such as any comparable properties that previous appraiser used at the time to determine the property value.
Think of it this way. You have to operate your business out of somewhere. Lately, as I drive to my office, all I see is a bunch of for sale signs on ideal buildings off the 101 freeway. Some of these spaces are brand spanking new construction projects that have been sitting vacant since last year. Perhaps your lease is coming up & your lease is going to be increased. If you have already been affording a lease payment all these years why not make your rental cost an investment. A Commercial Mortgage lets you convert that expense into an asset. And you won’t have to worry about your landlord’s property being foreclosed on.
Government grants can help you to carry out your business plan by providing money for renting commercial real estate or paying utility bills. Many grants provide start up money for home businesses or specific fields of community services. It is important to research the grants that are directed towards your business niche.
The online option enables you to look and choose the best. There are many insurance companies that offer a comprehensive cover which is all encompassing. It incorporates various insurance policies to provide a landlord peace of mind. It also saves them of all kinds of hassles.
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?
Study kindergarten – sixth grade enrollment statistics (also available from the school district). Try to go back as far as ten years. You’re looking for growth in elementary school enrollment. Lots of growth equals desirable neighborhood.
Educate yourself. The only way to know that you are getting the best deal is to learn about the commercial industry and loan process for yourself. Interview a few brokers and talk about the options they may offer for your specific property type. A good broker will educate you on the loan process and provide you with resources for additional information. If the broker is not interested in helping you to learn about the industry, then take that as a hint. Either they don’t want to make the time for you, the client, or they prefer to keep you in the dark about how they are doing (or not doing) their job.
Listing a property can be a complex thing. Importantly it should be accurate and professional. Understand the market and the property type to make every listing a positive experience.