Tips to Help Manage Your Expectations When Seeking Commercial Real Estate Loans Texas

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Tips to Help Manage Your Expectations When Seeking Commercial Real Estate Loans Texas

4page_img3-bigGetting commercial real estate loans Texas is more complex than you might expect. Knowing these few tips will help you to understand what to expect and how to succeed when submitting your application.

The greatest frustration for most borrowers who are new to commercial real estate loans Texas is the time frame that it takes to complete the application process. Most lenders will paint a rosy picture about getting you a response in just a few days and that the money could be in your hands in just about a month. That is pretty much just salesmanship to get you to complete the application with them. In most cases the lead time to get funding is around three months. Some lenders will say that is only if the borrower does not follow the application process to the letter, but there are many forms and documents required.

You also need to expect the fees that you will be charged for the loan application, the loan origination and also survey and appraisal fees. All of these are part of the cost of getting commercial real estate loans Texas. But what you also need to know is that you don’t need to pay all of the fees before you are approved for the loan or at least have a good chance of getting the loan. A lender will issue a term sheet which is a good faith estimate of the fees and terms that would be included in your loan documentation. This is a good sign that you are on your way to getting the loan you requested. Once you see that document, then you can feel a little more secure in paying for the appraisal fee and the loan doc fees.

When it comes to the appraisal fee, you might be tempted to have the appraisal done yourself to try to save a few bucks. This could make a lot of sense if you are applying to a few banks and want to pay for only a single service. But commercial lenders are required by law to request their own appraisal. So don’t get talked into paying an extra appraisal fee thinking it could save you time or money.

Beware of Individual Lenders

When you are reviewing your options for commercial real estate loans Texas, be sure that you know who you are doing business with. There are many dishonest people who will claim to be an investor only to get you to pay high fees to apply for a loan. They might promise that the fees are all rolled back into the loan or that they offer a much lower interest rate than a bank but it is all a scam.

Pick the Right Size Lender

Matching the size of your loan request to the size of the lender will make the process go much more smoothly for you. Taking a small request to a national bank who lends billions each year is only going to frustrate you. You will be thrown into a process that is very detail oriented and you might not even speak to the person who is you loan officer. Likewise, taking a huge request to a small local bank is likely to get you very little help or a loan. They will be overwhelmed with the large request and not have the processes in place to work at the scale that you need. Making a good decision about a lender is the first step in a successful loan request.

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 NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
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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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