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Understanding Commercial Lending Basics

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Commercial lending can be tricky if you are first starting out—whether or not you are a borrower or investor. This is why it is so important to understand the basic of commercial lending before you start looking for a lender or filling out the necessary paperwork.

There are a few things to remember when going over the commercial lending basics. For starters, the lender you choose matters, of course, but the real focus when it comes to this particular kind of lending is you. For instance, your business needs to be a good position to consider lending/borrowing for commercial reasons. This means you need to have good business character. An example of “good business character” is proof of previously paid debts or other loans. When you are able to prove this kind of proof (business credit reports as well as personal) this demonstrates that you are a trustworthy borrower, which means you are that much closer to getting approved for your commercial loan.

Another example of good business character is readily having all the necessary documentation in order. This means you need to the following items: personal financial statement, resume of owners, bank statements, business plan, and current information on monies borrowed. Ultimately, having these documents handy will make the lending process go much quicker and will show that you are serious about your future endeavor.

In addition, to good business character, you must possess the capacity to repay your loan. In other words, you need to have the cash flow or at least the access to the necessary cash flow for repayment. In order to figure out if you have the cash flow, it helps to look at the last three years of your business and personal financials as well as the last three years of your business tax returns. You will also want to assess what kind of collateral you are working with (though it is important to note that your collateral is not the same thing as cash flow).

 

Other Things to Consider for Commercial Lending

Yet, another thing to consider when braving the lending world for commercial ventures is capital. Capital, not to be confused with cash flow, is, in essence, the ability to sustain a turbulent economy. It is important to establish for yourself and your future lender that you have capital whether it is the owner’s capital, the company’s earnings or some other source such as from an investor. A final note regarding capital, you may also be able to use grants or other government funds as a means of having the necessary capital.

 

Condition Advice

Lastly, when considering commercial financing, do yourself a favor and take into account the current state of economic conditions. This means ensuring that no outside factors can impact your approve or your future ability for repayment. Ultimately, if you are not sure what the current state of economic conditions is or even where to begin looking, that is perfectly okay. There are dozens of reputable commercial lenders in your area that can help you figure out if now is the best time to move forward with your venture.

 

Level-4-Funding-Dennis-Dahlberg-Mort[1]Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Private Hard Money Lender

Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
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22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

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About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

 


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Trumps Economy Is Going To Take Off! Get Ready Now!

Thing are going to happen..

2page_img1Something is going on out there. Recently I’ve opened a new checking account at BofA for a small business venture, but I had one major problem to overcome. Something that I would have never expected. When I got to the bank they said “you will have to stand in line to open an account. “ I asked my personal banker ‘what’s going on’? She said “ did not understand what was happening, but since this morning there has been a steady stream of new customers coming into the bank and opening business checking accounts. I have never seen this much activity before”. Brandon Abney Arizona Home Mortgage FHA Specialists

Based on a recent Bloomberg report, Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election.

Being in business for 40 Plus years I hear this from my personal business associates. The consensus is that their feeling is ‘2017 is going to be a good year’. The share of business owners who say now is a good time to expand is three times the average of the current expansion, according to the NFIB’s data. More companies also said they plan to increase investment and keep hiring, which reflects optimism surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s plans of spurring the economy through deregulation, tax reform and infrastructure spending.

Fifty percent of respondents, the biggest share since March 2002, said they expect better business conditions in the next six months. That was 38 percentage points higher than in November. The net share of firms projecting higher sales jumped by 20 points to 31 percent. Some 29 percent say they will boost capital outlays within six months.

The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy, the Washington-based group said. “

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Rising confidence adds to the economy’s upward momentum,” Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in Valhalla, New York, said in a note. At the same time, the “NFIB membership appears to be disproportionately Republican, so it is possible that the data will start overstating strength, opposite the pattern during the Obama administration.”

The NFIB report was based on a survey of 619 small-business owners through Dec. 28. Small companies represent more than 99 percent of all U.S employers, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. A small business is defined as an independent enterprise with no more than 500 employees.

“We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” Juanita Duggan, president and chief executive of the NFIB, said in a statement. “Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.”

So now what do you do? What is your plan for the next 1-2 years? Should you invest in the stock market, hold cash, purchase real estate? Personally, I’m jumping back into the real estate rental market. But I’m being very cautious on what and where I purchase. I’m still licking my wounds from 2008.

Dodd-Frank will be changed. Only 3 new banks have been started since the 2008 crash. I remember when it would have been hundreds! Lending has been stagnant as local and regional banks are handcuffed to lend. What we have is constipation of the money pipeline due in large part to Dodd-Frank. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level-4-Funding-Dennis-Dahlberg-Mort[1]Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Private Hard Money Lender

Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
http://www.Level4Funding.com
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

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About Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.

Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.


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The Benefits of Working with Private Money Lenders in California

 

2page_img1If you are like most borrowers and investors, you have probably asked yourself at least once, what the big deal is when it comes to private money lenders in California? Well, the big deal is really about the benefits that come from working with private money lenders in California.

Private money lenders in California are more than just great local lenders. The reasoning being that you do not have to necessarily live in California in order to take advantage of all the benefits they have to offer. Nevertheless, one of the major benefits of these particular California lenders is that they are local, which means they are not some worldwide or national financial institution. Instead, they are reputable lenders that value their potential borrowers as well as their investors just as a family-owned and operated business would.

Of course, that is not to say that all private money lenders that are based out of California are small or have humble beginnings. In fact, many reputable private lenders are well-seasoned individual and large financial institution with deep roots in the community. Therefore, the point here is simple, local California lenders care about your success and do not look at you or your business venture as just another number.

In addition to being able to put a face to a name when dealing with your California-based lender, there are several other benefits that are well worth the trip if you are not native to California. For starters, your chances of getting approved are much greater and here is why. Number one, you are more than likely dealing with a niche lender who understands your particular vision and specific circumstances. This goes back to the idea or rather reality that there are dozens of California-based lenders, but they make it a point to specialize, which is why you have a better chance of being approved.

Additional Benefits Private Hard Money Lenders in California

Moreover, when dealing with California lenders, you also allow for faster processing and quicker financing. Think about it, if you are dealing with an individual, he or she can quickly approve and fund your loan—sometimes on the same day or at least within a few days. Other benefits include a lower risk associated with your investment and as briefly mentioned a lender that has experience in your particular market. You have a lower risk on your investment because California-based lenders of private money tend to be more involved in the process (appraisal, assessments and so on), thus they make it a point to ensure everyone’s success as much as allowed. Lastly, these lenders’ niche-mentality is what keeps California lenders of private money thriving—they know your market plain and simple.

Private Hard Money Lender in California – The Real Deal

Thus, as you can see, there are a few substantial benefits that come from working with California-based lenders. Therefore, if you have considered working with these particular lenders already, what exactly are you waiting for? Remember, there is no time like the present and it never hurts to step outside your comfort zone to try something new.

Level-4-Funding-Dennis-Dahlberg-Mort[1]Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Private Hard Money Lender

Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
http://www.Level4Funding.com
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

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About Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.

Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.


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Does Our Government Really Hate US? Really?

What’s wrong with our economy?

One of the technical terms used when evaluating a healthy economy is a term called velocity of capital.  What this means is how fast  money is moving around from one person to another,  or defined as “The velocity of money is the rate at which money is exchanged from one transaction to another and how much a unit of currency is used in a given period of time. Velocity of money is usually measured as a ratio of GNP to a country’s total supply of money.

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As you can see from the above graph the Velocity is on a steady decline.  So what causes the drop? My opinion is that there are two main reasons:

  1. People (consumers) have stopped spending money.   They are sitting on a boat load of cash and they are in a wait and see mode. 
  2. The second reason why there is a decline is that the government has put up road blocks to keep spending money.  One of the biggest road blocks enacted are the Dodd-Frank Regulations  that are making it extremely difficult for individuals to purchase homes. 

When someone purchases a home it’s not just the seller and buyer who are happy.  There are those downstream of this  closing  that are going to be happy when the home closes.  Typically the listing and selling agents are happy, but there are others who also benefit from this happiness and make a living off of the sale.  Sure the buyer is happy, they have their dream home they always wanted, and the seller is happy since the can move to their next home,  or maybe get rid of the current home.  It’s going to be a Happy, Happy, Happy fest.  The agents who listed/sold the home can’t wait till they receive the final HUD 1 is completed and the title company sends out the checks to the brokers.  Most agents keep a list of the transactions in their pipeline and like most agents, their spouse is quizzing them on the transactions.  My wife usually says, ‘got anything closing this week’?  She says this specially during the holiday season.  I’m happy to say that yes!.  This is going to be a good Christmas.  However there are many others who will benefit from this transaction and will have a happy Christmas.

  • Title company and the title agent are getting something from this transaction, like title insurance & escrow fees.
  • The loan company, Loan Officers, Loan Brokers, Underwriters, support staff, company sales rep also benefit.
  • Home Inspectors, and termite inspectors are getting some of the money.
  • Handyman who will fix the conditional items from the homeb inspection also get a piece of the deal, and don’t forget all the hardware stores will get a piece of this pie when the handyman  buys a new faucet or  other item to be fixed.
  • Tax payers benefit when home taxes are being paid in full with collections of future taxes.
  • Insurance companies are writing a new policy.
  • HOA’s are going to receive a transfer fee and maybe impact fees.
  • Neighbors are going to be happy to see a new neighbor.
  • Disabled Vets are going to receive all of the  stuff the new home owners are going to give away before they move.
  • Utility companies are going to get a change notice and if the account is past due, they are going to get paid.
  • Appraisal companies will get their piece of the pie also.

iStock_000002302749XSmallIt is amazing when you think of all the people who will touch this transaction to complete the deal at all.  BUT what’s really startling is how many people will be able to keep their job, put food on the table and survive. 

With all of this occurring, we should sell homes all the time, but I’m shocked by the road blocks our government has put in place to stop this from occurring.  In an effort to fix the last collapse of the housing industry, the administration has generated a mountain of mind numbing regulations to stop consumers from purchasing a home.  It’s like passing through  gates of hell to get a loan.  We have gone too far in the wrong direction to fix the problem.  The incoming administration has indicated that they are aware of this problem and is promising to fix the regulations ASAP.  Let’s get money flowing again!


Level-4-Funding-Dennis-Dahlberg-Mort[1]Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender

Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
http://www.Level4Funding.com
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

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About Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.


Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.


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Level 4 Funding LLC Arizona Private Hard Money Lender

Level-4-Funding-Dennis-Dahlberg-Mort[1]Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
http://www.Level4Funding.com
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

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About Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.


Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.


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