One of the distinct differences between a residential mortgage and a Texas Commercial Mortgage are the terms of repayment. While this is a good thing for many small business owners, it is important to understand these terms so that you do not inadvertently make a mistake or agree to a loan that is not beneficial to you.
The biggest factor of a Texas Commercial Mortgage to understand is the balloon payment. This consists of a large, principal payment at the end of the loan term. In this case, the loan is amortized out as if it were for a much longer term and the borrower makes regular interest / principal payments during the term. Then, after the shortened term is up, the borrower will be required to pay the remaining balance in one large payment. The idea behind this is that the small business owner will use this time to ramp up revenue so that by the time the term is up, they will have saved enough (and grown enough) to be able to handle the payment.
1. This is not always the case, however. If a small business owner is not able to increase their revenue stream in short a shortened time period, there are options available. One such option is to refinance the Texas Commercial Mortgage with the same lender. This is, often times, the best option, due to the fact that the business owner now has a rapport with the lender and might also be able to refinance at a lower interest rate (making payments on time for the length of the term is bound to have a positive impact on your credit as well).
Another option would be to seek out another lender for another loan for the express purpose of paying back the original. It might also be possible to increase the amount of the loan to include some funds for property improvements or expansion. Again, the would depend on the qualifications and assets of the borrower.
This is risky, however, as there is a possibility that that borrower might not qualify for another loan and the property would be at risk. This is a problem if the business has had cash flow problems or has had difficulty meeting other financial obligations, like failing to meet repayment terms.
Yes. If you are looking for a Texas Commercial Mortgage that does not come with a balloon payment, there are options available. Non-traditional lenders often specialize in these types of loans and often have lower sets of requirements for borrowers to obtain them. However, the interest rates on these loans are often higher in order to make up for the greater risk that the lender is taking on.
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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.