Keep in mind that most states do not require commercial mortgage brokers to be licensed. So it is up to you to determine whether a broker is right for you and if they are worth the money you will be paying. Ask questions and check references to ensure that they know what they are doing. There are a lot of great options and equally costly mistakes that can be made in the commercial finance industry. A good commercial mortgage broker will make sure you don’t make a mistake that will cost you thousands of dollars or more. Remember, the best interest rate is not always the best loan.
But after a battering is property likely to return? Firstly we need to understand what property means. You have residential property, commercial property and property shares. Residential property will be under stress for at least another two years before I will buy the fixed asset itself, but over the next year there will be lots of opportunity for the canny investor to make money by buying close to the low. Don’t expect a quick bounce on the capital value though – it’s a long cycle.
If your own Financial Statement is weak, you may consider getting a strong partner for the deal. This person is sometimes called a “sponsor”. You then get to add your sponsor’s financials to the package.
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.
The first thing that you have to do is gauge your present financial situation. This means weighing your monthly expenses, income and savings. In addition, try and figure out how much money you will need to lead a good standard of life after retiring. This will allow you see how much you need to save in order to have that standard of living.
Another key point is to make sure you add in your resume. This is your opportunity to sell yourself. If you’ve done any real estate deals in the past, talk about them here. If you have not experience in real estate, then it’s appropriate to describe what training or other relevant activities you’ve been involved in. Remember that everyone started out at some point, so any lack resume items is not only temporary on your part, but it’s natural. You’re not the focus here, the property -THE DEAL – is the focus.
However, doors and locks on fences can cost more to set up and install. This is especially the case if you plan on getting something that can only be handled with a key or an electronic code system.
If you have copies of the old Phase I and Phase II Environmental reports, include them as well. They will not be current, but could nonetheless help the lender in knowing when the property was last judged to be free from hazards.