Understanding REO Commercial Mortgage Texas

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Understanding REO Commercial Mortgage Texas

4page_img2Purchasing a commercial property can be complicated. But what does it mean for your commercial mortgage Texas when you find the perfect property is an REO?

When you are searching for a commercial property you might find many options but you will want to be sure that you understand all of the real estate terminology that can have an impact on your ability to obtain a commercial mortgage Texas. One of the terms that you might be unfamiliar with is REO. The price of an REO property might make it very appealing but you need to understand that there can be a few risks associated with these properties.

The term REO is an acronym for “other real estate owned”. It is a common accounting term for a real estate property that is owned by a bank. Basically this means that the property was foreclosed on by the lender. The property is then placed in an auction by the local government at the county or state level. The lender gets to set the opening bid amount for the property and it normally will include fees and the balance of the loan. In some cases, that places the property above the current market value. In these cases, the property rarely sells at auction. Then the lender takes possession and it becomes an REO property.

Purchasing an REO commercial property can have more risk involved than purchasing another type of property. In many cases, the property has been vacant for some time and could be in disrepair or even have been vandalized. You will want to try to have a full inspection by a qualified professional before you consider making an offer on the property. The current condition of the property can have a huge impact on your ability to get a commercial mortgage Texas.

Know the Market

When a commercial property does not sell at auction, the owner is normally more motivated to drop the price and get it sold as quickly as possible. This can be great if you make an offer quickly but you should expect other potential buyers to be placing competitive offers. For this reason, it is good to have your financing in order and be ready to apply for a commercial mortgage Texas. It can take a few weeks or months to complete the process and you don’t want to lose a great opportunity.

Understand the Process

Buying a commercial property or an REO commercial property can be a complex process. But knowing what to expect and how to complete the process can eliminate a lot of the unneeded stress. If you are considering an REO property, then you might want to begin the prequalification process with a lender who is familiar with financing REO commercial mortgages. The purchase process might take a little bit longer than buying a conventionally owned property, but you could get a much better than market value price on an REO property. Understand that with an increased risk comes the potential for a greater reward.


Dennis Dahlberg
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
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

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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