/Commercial
15 08, 2018

Quick Tips For Getting Your Offer Accepted

By |2018-08-15T14:42:11+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Flipping, Foreclosures, Hard Money, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Short Sales|0 Comments

There really are tricks to getting your offer accepted over someone else's offer. You just need to know how to structure the deal. Obviously, proof of funds and pre-approvals for any loans you will get are critically important to a seller choosing your offer. Many won't even entertain an offer without them. Also, remember that to some people, the terms are even more important than the actual money. Your offer might be higher in actual dollars, but if your offer has more complicated terms, they might just pass on you. Don't create extra issues. Try to meet the sellers on

13 04, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Allows Business Owners A Tax Break On Roofing Projects

By |2018-04-13T13:00:55+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Business, Commercial, Construction Loans, Income, Investing, Investment Properties, Taxes|Tags: |0 Comments

Consider this: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers business owners a new way to recover costs on projects including roofing projects as long as it's on a qualifying project. What is a Qualifying Project? A depreciable tangible personal property purchased to use to conduct business counts as a qualifying project. The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lets businesses avoid devaluation on capital investments with expected lifespans of 20 years or less. So, while some roofs may last longer that 20 years, Everyone knows the lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is considered 20 years. Plus, the maximum investment

23 03, 2018

How And When To Obtain A Business License In Nashville

By |2018-03-23T15:00:54+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Leases, Leasing Your Property, New Construction|Tags: |0 Comments

If you're considering purchasing a property in Nashville to use for business, you'll need a business license. If a business is located within the Nashville city limits, the owner must pay for a business license or a minimal activity license. The fee for that is $30. Now, if the business is outside the city limits, but still in the county, the owner still has to pay for a business license or a minimal activity license. Outside the city limits, the fee is just $15 though. If your gross receipts fall between $3,000 and $9,999 during a fiscal year, you only need

31 03, 2017

Commercial vs. Residential Loans

By |2017-03-31T17:24:19+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Business, Commercial, Hard Money Loans|Tags: , |0 Comments

  The differences between commercial hard money loans and residential hard money loans may seem cut-and-dry, but there are some big differences you need to understand because they'll impact which type of loan is right for you. Differences Between Residential and Commercial Hard Money Loans Residential mortgage loans are intended for properties that have one to four family units. Anything above that, or a property intended solely for business (not a dwelling), falls under a commercial loan. When you require a residential loan, your personal income, debt and ability to repay a loan are reviewed before you’re approved for a mortgage.

27 02, 2017

Commercial Loans vs. Residential Loans

By |2017-02-27T10:00:43+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Business, Commercial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The differences between commercial and residential loans may seem cut-and-dry, but they’re not always obvious. Determining which type of loan you require can be confusing at times, and being prepared before you speak with a lender may save you some time. Residential mortgage loans are intended for properties that have one to four family units. Anything above that, or a property intended solely for business (not a dwelling), falls under a commercial loan. When you require a residential loan, your personal income, debt and ability to repay a loan are reviewed before you’re approved for a mortgage. If you need

7 01, 2017

What is an Environmental Report in Commercial Real Estate (And Do You Need One)?

By |2017-01-07T10:00:47+00:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Business, Commercial, Hard Money Loans, Investments|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many traditional and hard money lenders in Atlanta require an environmental report before they’ll grant someone a commercial loan. The report should show that the property has been examined for environmental contamination. Even if there’s no lender requirement, though it may be a good idea to obtain one anyway, just for your own peace of mind — and for your future buyers’ peace of mind. What is an Environmental Report? An environmental report is an investigation on commercial property to discover if there are any dangerous contaminants. Potential buyers assume the cost of the investigation and it is completed in

28 11, 2016

Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings

By |2016-11-28T10:00:38+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Business, Commercial|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If your real estate niche is investing in commercial buildings, be sure to check out the federal tax incentives offered for energy efficiency upgrades. Since commercial buildings release the most carbon emissions and are the world’s largest energy consumers, the government is looking for ways to entice building owners and designers into going green. Commercial Building Tax Deduction You may be eligible for a deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot if you reduce your building’s total energy usage by at least 50%. You can qualify for this deduction by replacing your building’s boiler or furnace with a new heating

14 11, 2016

How to Deal With Late Rent During the Holidays

By |2016-11-14T10:00:16+00:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: Commercial, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Real Estate, Tenants|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

While everyone is scrambling to get their festivities organized and shopping done, unfortunately, it's too common for rent payments to be put on the back burner. Landlords are faced with this problem each year, and if it's happened to you, you know that it's a tough decision (you know, whether  or not to be a Scrooge). Keeping a Professional Distance From Your Tenants If you're a landlord, you know that maintaining a professional relationship and not becoming involved in your tenant’s financial woes is a necessity. No one enjoys evicting a tenant—especially during the holiday season—but you should remember that this is

5 11, 2016

Commercial Lease Acronyms That You Need to Know

By |2016-11-05T10:00:31+00:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: Business, Commercial|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re new to the world of commercial investment—there are a lot of terms, lease types and calculations you’ll need to be aware of. On top of that, everything is an acronym. Learning the lingo of the industry can be overwhelming—but it should be ranked high on your to-do list. If you’ve acquired a building and think you’re ready to start looking for a tenant, you’ll want to have the lease conditions drafted well ahead of time—but be prepared for negotiations! Here are some acronyms you should be familiar with before starting out. Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA):

26 05, 2016

3 Tips for Valuing a Commercial Property

By |2016-05-26T10:00:56+00:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Business, Commercial, Developers, Hard Money|0 Comments

  Many real estate investors understand the value of walking around a residential neighborhood to gauge the potential investment value of a property. However, fewer REIs place the same importance on walking a commercial property. However, if you know what to look for, you can glean some valuable insight into value of commercial real estate. Valuing Commercial Property: Typical Vehicles and People in the Area As you walk through the area, make note of what you see. Do you feel safe as you walk? What kinds of cars and trucks do you see? Is the neighborhood demographic appropriate for the