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Lending in the Time of COVID-19 (Volume 1): Go jumbo or go home!

In this series of guides ("Lending in the Time of COVID-19"), we explore your mortgage loan options, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Creative and flexible loan solutions are still available, and we continue to monitor the situation and keep our finger on the pulse as...

Lending in the Time of COVID-19 (Volume 2): Creative home loan programs for self-employed borrowers

In this series of guides ("Lending in the Time of COVID-19"), we explore your mortgage loan options, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Creative and flexible loan solutions are still available, and we continue to monitor the situation and keep our finger on the pulse as...

Lending in the Time of COVID-19 (Volume 3): Calling all real estate investors!

In this series of guides ("Lending in the Time of COVID-19"), we explore your mortgage loan options, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Creative and flexible loan solutions are still available, and we continue to monitor the situation and keep our finger on the pulse as...

Lending in the Time of COVID-19 (Volume 4): Foreign national loans for sunny Florida homes!

In this series of guides ("Lending in the Time of COVID-19"), we explore your mortgage loan options, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Creative and flexible loan solutions are still available, and we continue to monitor the situation and keep our finger on the pulse as...

Lending in the Time of COVID-19 (Volume 5): S.O.S.! I need help with the mortgage loan on my commercial real estate!

In this series of guides ("Lending in the Time of COVID-19"), we explore your mortgage loan options, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Creative and flexible loan solutions are still available, and we continue to monitor the situation and keep our finger on the pulse as...

Lending in the Time of COVID-19 (Volume 6): Going beyond brick-and-mortar with C&I loans

In this series of guides ("Lending in the Time of COVID-19"), we explore your loan options, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Creative and flexible loan solutions are still available, and we continue to monitor the situation and keep our finger on the pulse as to who is...

Beyond Banks (Volume 1): Know your options when shopping for a home mortgage loan

You may be looking for a mortgage to purchase a new home. Or, you may be looking to refinance your current home mortgage. If so, do not make the same mistake that many other borrowers make. Many borrowers apply to only one lender, such as their current financial...

Beyond Banks (Volume 2): Know your options when shopping for a commercial mortgage loan

If you are a business owner, it is inevitable that you will need a commercial mortgage loan to fund new endeavors, or perhaps refinance your current debt. When that day comes -- whether you are a start-up company, small business, or large corporation -- it is...

Beyond Banks (Volume 3): Discover the power of bridge loans

In this series of articles (“Beyond Banks”), we explore borrowing opportunities from ALL sources, not just your traditional bank. To access all the volumes in this series, go to our “Series” page here. What is a bridge loan? A bridge loan is a short-term mortgage loan...

Beyond Banks (Volume 4): Preferred equity may be the solution to complete your capital stack

In this series of articles (“Beyond Banks”), we explore borrowing opportunities from ALL sources, not just your traditional bank. To access all the volumes in this series, go to our “Series” page here. Raising millions of dollars in capital for the purchase,...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 1): Was your home mortgage loan application denied?

In this series of articles (“Bank Turndowns”), we explore why borrowers are turned down by their bank for a loan, and how they can get approved by another lender. To access all the volumes in this series, go to our “Series” page here. You are disappointed that your...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 2): Was your business loan application denied?

In this series of articles (“Bank Turndowns”), we explore why borrowers are turned down by their bank for a loan, and how they can get approved by another lender. To access all the volumes in this series, go to our “Series” page here. You had grand plans to obtain a...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 3): What are some creative ways to qualify for a home mortgage loan?

In this series of articles (“Bank Turndowns”), we explore why borrowers are turned down by their bank for a loan, and how they can get approved by another lender. To access all the volumes in this series, go to our “Series” page here. Under the Dodd-Frank Act,...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 4): What are some alternative ways to qualify for a commercial real estate loan?

It is common for business owners to be turned away for loans by their banks for various reasons such as insufficient credit history, poor quality of earnings, or too much debt. If you are looking for a commercial mortgage loan, but were unable to satisfy your bank's...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 5): Are you a non-U.S. citizen hoping to purchase or refinance a home in Florida?

If you are a non-U.S. citizen - whether a permanent resident, non-permanent resident, or a foreign national - entering the U.S. real estate market and obtaining a home mortgage loan may seem particularly daunting. Indeed, in Florida, the majority of foreign buyers end...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 6): Are you looking for a commercial construction loan?

If you are looking for a commercial construction loan, it can be challenging to convince your bank to hit the "approval" button. From the bank's perspective, commercial construction lending is particularly risky due to various factors: With labor and material costs...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 7): Can you still qualify for a home mortgage loan despite a recent bankruptcy, foreclosure, or other negative credit event?

In this series of articles (“Bank Turndowns”), we explore why borrowers are turned down by their bank for a loan, and how they can get approved by another lender. To access all the volumes in this series, go to our “Series” page here. Perhaps you are interested in...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 8): Are you looking for a commercial loan for a unique or special-purpose property?

If you are looking for a purchase or investment loan for a commercial property type that is "off the beaten path," chances are you may have heard these discouraging words from your bank, "Sorry, but we don't lend for commercial properties of that type." From the...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 9): Are you looking to purchase or invest in a Florida condominium, including a non-warrantable condominium?

If you are looking for financing to purchase or invest in a Florida condominium, be prepared. Condo financing presents unique challenges, particularly in Florida: Compared to single-family homes, the loan approval process is more complex for condos. Essentially, the...

Bank Turndowns (Volume 10): Are you looking for debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing to keep you afloat during bankruptcy?

If you are contemplating filing for bankruptcy on behalf of your company, looking for a new loan may be the last thing on your mind. Indeed, it seems counterintuitive to think that a bank would ever want to loan money to a company in financial distress, let alone a...