Why Commercial Loans Had a Successful 2017

The end of 2017 wasn’t quite the strongest quarter, but overall 2017 was a really good year for commercial loans. Just recently, Bank Financial Corporation released their impressive numbers from 2017 and many others in the industry shared the same success.

With a 20 percent increase from last year, Bank Financial Corporation recorded a net income of $9 million dollars. There was a decline in the 4th quarter from previous years, but it was mainly due to accelerated payments and also prepayments of leases. On top of that, the reduction of wholesale deposits did cause a decline in total deposits in the 4th quarter, but 2017 still saw an overall increase.

Commercial loans and industrial loans san an increase in $53.5 million dollars in 2017. Also, seeing increases, multi-family residential real estate loans increased by $45.5 million dollars and middle market commercial leases grew by $18.1 million dollars. Bank Financial Corporation wasn’t the only company that saw an increase throughout 2017. Many in the industry also saw just as impressive numbers when it comes to all the different types of loans.

It was a favorable year for Bank Financial Corporation set a new record with commercial related loan balances of $1.22 billion dollars. The total retail and commercial deposits didn’t grow, but it also didn’t decline either, leading to stability throughout the year. Stability isn’t the best scenario, but it is a lot better than seeing a decline. Which is why many in the industry are hoping that the numbers continue to increase or at least be stable as we continue into 2018.

Bank Financial Corporation thanks the positive trends due to a new organization structure.

With such a great year with accelerated growth with commercial loans, Bank Financial Corporation has given credit to the success to new key business plan objectives that they were able to execute for a successful year. The company is hoping to continue to improve and become more efficient throughout the new year. The company was able to organize their plans to successfully deliver the business that their consumers are looking for.

The momentum from 2017 is expected to continue through 2018.

Due to the successful year, Bank Financial Corporation has been able to obtain new customers, acquire new account types and even expand relationships with existing customers. Bank Financial Corporation is the holding company for Bank Financial National Bank, who currently have 19 offices across the United States and offer things like commercial loans.

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
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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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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Why Commercial Real Estate Loans are Beneficial for Small Businesses

It can be exciting when it is time to expand your new business, but it can also be stressful when you need to start looking for extra funding for your expansion. Applying for commercial real estate loans can be a grueling process, but in the end, it is well worth it.

Always do plenty of research and compare all of your options. This way, you will be prepared and know what to expect. Working with a lender you can trust is very important because then you will feel comfortable asking all of the questions you need to ask to ensure you understand everything. Commercial real estate loans can be used for many things like a new location for your business, renovation of your current location or expansion of your current location. Really, you can use it for any of your real estate needs. Especially if you are looking to purchase new property. This can cost a lot, leading to the need of extra financial help.

Find the right lender to work with. They will open with you about the entire process and will discuss the terms and fees that come with borrowing. Reputable and honest lenders will discuss with you what will happen if you decide to pay off the loan early. In this case, you may be responsible for some fees. If you are open and honest with your lender from the beginning, then you will not be hit with any hidden terms or hidden fees.

Interest rates will also vary when it comes to commercial real estate loans. It will depend on many things like your credit history, financial situation and type of business. These loans will usually come with higher interest rates than compared to other types of loans. The interest rates can fluctuate, but the average rate will most likely be between 3.5 percent and 6 percent.

Be prepared to now only pay higher interest rates, but also higher additional fees.

Upfront fees and additional costs aren’t that uncommon for commercial real estate loans. Just like with interest rates, these additional fees are going to be higher with these type of o loans. Some of these fees could include: legal costs, loan application fees, survey fees, property appraisal or even an annual fee.

Higher interest rates and higher fees can be difficult, but working with the right lender will make it worth it in the end.

There are many reasons for why you may need to extra funding. And even though it takes some time, work and a little bit of stress to apply for extra funding, if you work with the right lender and are prepared with what to expect throughout the process, then all of your hard work will pay off.

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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
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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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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How to Know What to Expect When Applying for Commercial Real Estate Loans

If you are looking for a loan for your real estate property, then you need to know what to expect when applying for commercial real estate loans. There are many important components that you should be aware of during the application process.

Commercial real estate loans are not given to individuals, but to corporations, developers and other business entities. The funds can be used for a number of things for their business. It can be used for remodeling, adding more locations. If your business doesn’t have a strong credit history, then some lenders might be looking at the owner’s individual credit scores. To be sure of approval, it is best to have an excellent credit score, usually of around 700. So, make sure to keep that in mind before applying.

Be prepared to pay higher interest rates than those compared to residential loans. On top of higher interest rates will also be extra costs for the fees. These fees can include: legal fees, appraisal, loan application and survey fees. Keep these fees in mind when you ae shopping around for the best deals. You want to take these into consideration along with interest rates and other terms.

Also, be aware that you could face prepayment restrictions. Most of the commercial real estate loans come with certain regulations and terms. These will pop-up if you decide to pay off the whole amount of debt before the payment due date. This could result in having to pay penalty fees. This is actually a very common thing among lenders. It is usually calculated by multiplying the current outstanding balance by a certain penalty amount or interest guarantee. If the balance is paid off early, you may be responsible for paying a fee to the lender.

There are many different types of terms offered for commercial real estate loans.

The terms usually range from 5 years to 20 years, but the amortization period could end up being much longer than the actual term length of the loan. For example, a loan term could only be 7 years, but the amortization could be for 25 years. The length of the loan and amortization could affect the rate of the fees and the interest rate. But remember that most terms are negotiable. Just keep in mind that the longer period of the loan length, the higher interest rate.

Always take into consideration the factor of loan to value ratio.

The loan to value ratio measures the value of the loan compared to the value of the property that the loan is being used for. This is calculated by the lender and the category of the loan does play a role in this. If the loan to value ratio is high, then it is usually common for loans to be approved. Always talk about this with your lender before making any final decisions.

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
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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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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