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How to Become a Landlord – What Nobody Tells You

April 15, 2019

Becoming a landlord is both an opportunity and a responsibility.  The opportunity is to create a long-term source of monthly income with profitability.  The responsibility is to manage the property properly and professionally.  As with most things in life, there are good and bad points to owning rental property.  We’ll cover those in this article, […]

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What are the Requirements for a Construction Loan?

April 13, 2019

Clients often ask, “What are the requirements for a construction loan?” We address the question in this article.  Also, we provide useful information about the different types of commercial construction loans.  In addition, we contrast and compare commercial construction loans with residential construction loans.  Finally, we discuss the best way to obtain a commercial construction […]

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Owning an Apartment Complex – Profitability, Pros & Cons

April 9, 2019

An apartment complex consists of two or more apartment buildings.  Logically, you would expect that running and owning an apartment complex is harder than running a single building.  However, there are certain economies of scale that work to the benefit of apartment complex owners.  Owning an apartment complex pros and cons are somewhat different from […]

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How SNDA Agreements Can Simplify Your Life

April 8, 2019

Commercial real estate transactions require rules to ensure that all parties receive fair treatment.  Some of these rules flow from federal and state laws.  The remainder of the rules result from the contractual arrangements between the parties.  An important part of commercial financing transactions involving leased property is the subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreement (the […]

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Rent Roll – Everything You Need to Know

April 5, 2019

The motivation for purchasing rental real estate is ultimately to collect steady rental income.  Occasionally, you might sell the property to generate a capital gain, but its main job is to generate rental income for the owner.  Therefore, buyers and investors must know clearly and in detail how much rent the property currently generates.  Furthermore, […]

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Owning an Apartment Building: A Day in the Life

April 2, 2019

There are two basic lifestyles for apartment building owners, depending on how they view their ownership: Owning a Business:  Do you view your apartment building holdings as a business?  That is, do you earn a profit and work at it systematically, regularly and continuously?  If so, it’s your business, even with the help of a […]

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How to Find the Best Commercial Mortgage Lenders

March 29, 2019

Most homeowners have experience finding and taking mortgage loans.  However, commercial mortgage lending is quite different from what you’ve experienced with your residential mortgage.  For one thing, commercial properties can be much more expensive and require more complex contracts.  In this article, we’ll explore the world of commercial mortgage lenders, commercial mortgage brokers and direct […]

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Hotel Business Planning – 10 Keys to Surefire Success

March 26, 2019

Many developers, investors and sponsors have profited from their investments in hotel real estate.  For example, success might take the form of a boutique hotel booked solid for the next six months.  Or it might take form in a new large hotel that boosts commerce in a reviving downtown.  Truthfully, the common element in most […]

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FF&E: Complete Guide to Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Loans

March 24, 2019

Furniture, fixtures and equipment, otherwise known as FF&E, is an important part of most construction and rehab projects.  In this article, we’ll provide you with an FF&E definition and discuss its procurement.  Also, we’ll focus on the important topics of hotel FF&E financing and accounting.  What is FF&E? The FF&E definition refers to movable furniture, […]

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Commercial Renovation – Complete Guide for Success

March 21, 2019

A commercial renovation project is both exciting and a bit worrisome.  You might be a business owner looking to expand or modernize your store space.  Alternatively, you might be a developer or investor who sees the enormous potential offered by renovating tired, run-down or out-of-code properties.  Happily, once you fix them up, you can either […]

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Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings – 7 Brilliant Ideas

March 7, 2019

In this article, you’ll discover innovative ways to repurpose industrial buildings and similar commercial real estate properties.  This is known as adaptive reuse of industrial buildings.  And, we’ll give you advice on securing financing! Video:  Adaptive Reuse:  A Nod do the Past, A Focus on the Future What Is Adaptive Reuse? Adaptive reuse is a […]

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Commercial Construction Loans – 7 Tips for First-Time Borrowers

March 5, 2019

Whether you’re breaking new ground or renovating an existing structure, your commercial project will probably need to compete in the market for commercial construction loans.  As a respected commercial construction lender, Assets America® is proud of its record providing commercial construction loans to successful developers.  Along the way, we have helped steer our borrowers away […]

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Investing in Apartments – Complete Success Guide

March 3, 2019

Investing in apartments is a time-tested method to build net worth and to collect stable rental income.  When done properly, apartment investing can generate lucrative returns, making it a wise investment for many commercial investors.  Whether you are just starting or desire to continue investing in apartments, you should understand the fundamentals and current trends.  […]

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Can I Buy an Apartment Building?

March 1, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself, “Can I buy an apartment building?” Our answer is an emphatic yes!  We have helped many of our clients finance their first multifamily property.  As it turns out, investors with a variety of budgets seek apartment buildings.  Some investors are looking for fix-and-flip properties for capital gains, while others are […]

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Industrial Areas: Step-By-Step Financing Guide

February 27, 2019

An industrial area, also known as an industrial park, solves industrial development problems.  It can provide facilities for research, development, manufacturing and distribution of materials and products.  In addition to plants, laboratories and warehouses, an industrial area can also have offices, employee facilities, and heavy, development infrastructure.  In this guide, we’ll address the process of […]

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Mixed Use Property – Why it’s a Smart Investment (2019)

February 23, 2019

Did you know, 2018 saw a rapid increase in mixed use property construction?  And,  the trend shows no signs of slowdown in 2019.  In fact, mixed use development is quickly turning into one of the most favored CRE development types in the U.S.  Thus, the appeal of mixed use property is its ability to establish […]

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How to Own A Hotel – 12 Tips for Explosive Success

February 11, 2019

Many investors who become hotel owners delegate day-to-day management tasks to a general manager. Instead, the owner directs operational, financial and marketing strategy, perhaps developing a new brand name or controlling a group of franchises. In this article, we’ll discuss how to become a hotel owner and succeed. Owning a hotel or owning a hotel […]

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Mixed-Use Development – 7 Brilliant Ideas

February 10, 2019

To begin with, mixed-use development is constantly evolving to meet the latest challenges of urban and suburban neighborhoods.  Oftentimes, a mixed-use property must solve a unique problem that calls for an innovative idea.  This idea should set the property apart.  Especially in urban environments, tenants want to live, work and play locally.  This requires mixed-use […]

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Life of a Hotel Owner: Responsibilities, Benefits & More

February 7, 2019

When investors decide to purchase a private or franchise hotel, they are making more than just a financial commitment.  As a hotel owner and operator, it becomes your job to run your hotel efficiently.  Therefore, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of owning a hotel.  This is because your management duties will shape […]

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Hotel Owner’s Salary – Everything You Need To Know

February 5, 2019

Investors buy hotel franchises for a variety of reasons.  Undeniably, one of the most powerful motivations is to personally deliver hospitality services to customers.  Many investors love the lifestyle of making others happy by providing clean, efficient accommodations.  Of course, this also includes interesting amenities and a quality experience.  These investors become owner/managers of the […]

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