Why There are Mixed Signals for Commercial Loans in 2018

Many are optimistic for 2018 to be a great year when it comes to commercial loans, but others are also preparing for some bad financial scenarios to hit this year.

The multifamily market on the west coast could be a cause for some concern. Rental rates have increased, causing the market to be unsustainable. Also, there is stiff competition among lenders, which leads to many dealing with commercial loans to expect an intense 2018 among lenders.

Because of this tough competition, lenders are starting to take more risks by approving higher-risk commercial loans. And if the market takes a turn for the worse, this could put many lenders in a bind. Even though signs do point to a stable 2018, lenders should be prepared in case of a sharp turn.

But the majority in the industry think that momentum from 2017 will carry over into 2018. They also this that not only will there be stability, but that the commercial industry could even see a 5 percent increase.

Many are optimistic for 2018, but some of the issues could be the start of a downfall in the market.

The issues with stiff lender completion and increase in rental rates could be the start of the marketing taking a turn for the worse. It might take a couple of years, but the impact could start in 2018. Especially if the issues continue or if new issues come up.

Some bad signs are also hitting office properties and retail stores.

More people are starting to work from home, which is becoming a bad sign for office properties. With people using their home as their office, there is no need for office spaces, which is leading to a higher vacancy. Retail stores are also starting to lay off more employees, which is another bad sign. That means that they could be on their way to going out of business, leading to the vacancy of even more spaces.

Dennis Dahlberg
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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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