If you need cash fast to put a down payment on a property for a new location, for example, short-term commercial loans are the perfect option. Unlike conventional bank loans that typically have five- to ten-year terms, short-terms are defined by shorter repayment schedules that are designed to be paid off in between three months to three years. Usually these loans have higher approval rates than long-term loans, and can be paid in smaller daily or weekly payments versus a monthly lump sum. Ensure you can manage the daily or weekly payments prior to agreeing on the terms of this loan.
Short-term commercial loans are great for businesses because they are typically approved a lot quicker, which means you get cash in hand quicker in comparison to a conventional lender application and approval process. New businesses can get approved for these loans, which can actually make it easier for them to get approval for long-term or more traditional loans in the future. Prior loans — and proof of paying them off — give lenders peace of mind that you can pay off a loan.
Short-terms are also easier for new businesses to get approval or for companies that haven’t yet established a business credit history. Once credit history is established with a short-term loan that is another way to help future loan approvals from traditional banks. Usually lenders specializing in shot-term loans do not require a minimum on credit score as conventional lenders typically do, especially for long-term loans.
One of the best benefits of short-term commercial loans is that their approval time is fast – which means you can get your funding fast.
With these loans, businesses can receive their cash advance in just 24 hours, give or take. This is important for many reasons as a company is looking to expand, but it can also be just the thing a business needs if they are cash-tight and need to handle payroll or pay their vendors. Fast cash is one of the reasons short terms are so desirable for new and expanding businesses that are having growing pains or “tight” times.
It’s important to know that while there are many benefits to short terms, there are some disadvantages to be aware of, too.
While these short terms are very helpful to businesses, there are some drawbacks. For example, the annual percentage rate tends to be much higher with loans like this than the APR of conventional loans because the amount of time the loanee has to pay back the loan amount is much shorter. While there are very short reschedule periods of three to six months, it might be more reasonable to negotiate a (relatively) longer payment schedule up to three years. There are also lender fees and other costs that may be associated with short terms so it’s important to know what those are before you proceed.
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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.