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Should I refinance after a 1031 exchange?

May 30, 2023
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Refinancing presents a compelling avenue for unlocking potential value and enhancing your property portfolio after successfully executing a 1031 exchange. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of refinancing and address key questions that arise in the minds of astute investors like yourself. From exploring the benefits and considerations of refinancing to understanding its potential tax implications, we’ll provide you with invaluable insights to make informed decisions and drive optimal returns. Whether you’re a seasoned investor seeking to optimize your cash flow or a first-time commercial property owner navigating the world of 1031 exchanges, this guide will equip…

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Understanding Replacement Reserves In CRE

May 23, 2023
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What Are Replacement Reserves? Replacement reserves refer to funds set aside by commercial real estate (CRE) property owners or investors to cover the future costs of replacing or repairing major building components and systems. These reserves are specifically allocated to address the inevitable wear and tear over time, ensuring sufficient funds are available when significant capital expenditures are required. Why Are Replacement Reserves Necessary In CRE? Replacement reserves are vital in CRE for several reasons: How Do Replacement Reserves Differ From Operating Expenses? Replacement reserves should be distinguished from operating expenses, as they serve different purposes in CRE financial management:…

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What to Know Before You Refinance Commercial Property: A Comprehensive Guide

May 9, 2023
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Refinancing a commercial property can provide several benefits, including lower interest rates, improved cash flow, and increased equity. However, before jumping into a refinancing decision, it is crucial to understand the different types of loans, requirements, interest rates, and closing costs involved in the process. This blog post will discuss everything you need before you refinance commercial property. Types of Commercial Property Refinance Loans Refinancing a commercial property can involve several types of loans. Understanding the differences between these loans can help you determine the right one for your needs. Here are the most common types of commercial property refinance…

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Types of Commercial Real Estate Loans

May 2, 2023
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When purchasing or developing commercial real estate, finding the right financing solution can be a critical piece of the puzzle. A variety of loan options are available, each with advantages and disadvantages depending on your unique business needs and financial situation. In this article, we’ll explore the most common types of commercial real estate loans, including traditional bank loans, SBA loans, bridge loans, CMBS loans, and hard money loans. We’ll break down the pros and cons of each type of loan and offer guidance on how to choose the best financing solution for your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to…

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Tenant improvement allowance: A Complete Guide

May 1, 2023
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Are you looking to lease a commercial space for your business? One important factor to consider is the landlord’s tenant improvement allowance (TIA). A TIA is money the landlord provides to the tenant to make improvements or alterations to the leasing space.  However, understanding the nuances of TIA can be confusing for those new to commercial real estate. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about TIA, including what it is, how it works, and tips for negotiating a good allowance. By the end, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your…

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Commercial Real Estate Types: An Investor’s Complete Guide

April 19, 2023
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Investing in commercial real estate can offer a significant return on investment. However, it requires careful planning and knowledge of the industry. As a potential investor, it’s crucial to understand the different types of commercial real estate available and what sets them apart.  This guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the most common commercial real estate types, including office buildings, retail spaces, industrial properties, multifamily housing, and hospitality properties. By the end of this guide, you’ll better understand each property type and be better equipped to make informed investment decisions. What Is Commercial Real Estate (CRE)? Commercial real estate…

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Types of 1031 exchanges

April 19, 2023
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If you’re a real estate investor looking to defer taxes while selling one property and investing in a new one, consider a 1031 exchange. This IRS-approved tax strategy allows you to exchange one property for another of equal or greater value while deferring capital gains taxes on the sale.  However, not all 1031 exchanges are created equal. There are several types of 1031 exchanges, each with its own rules, requirements, and benefits. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of 1031 exchanges and help you choose the right one for your investment goals. What Is a 1031 Exchange?…

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Commercial Lease Terms You Should Know

April 19, 2023
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Commercial leases can be complex and confusing, with many legal terms and clauses that can leave even experienced business owners scratching their heads. However, understanding these lease terms is essential to protect your business and ensure a successful tenancy. From base rent to common area maintenance charges, knowing the ins and outs of commercial leasing can save you from costly mistakes and unexpected expenses.  In this post, we’ll break down some of the most important commercial lease terms you need to know to negotiate a fair and favorable lease agreement for your business. So whether you’re a new business owner…

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1031 Exchange Identification Rules: Your Key to Commercial Real Estate Success!

April 11, 2023
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If you’re a commercial real estate investor looking to defer capital gains taxes, then you’ve probably heard about the benefits of a 1031 Exchange.  However, to take advantage of this tax-deferral strategy, it’s essential to understand the 1031 exchange identification rules that come with it. In this blog, we’ll explore the key rules to identify replacement properties for a 1031 Exchange. From the number of potential properties you can identify to the reasonable market value restrictions, we’ll cover everything you need to know to ensure your 1031 Exchange goes smoothly and helps you achieve commercial real estate success. So, let’s…

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Mastering Disposition in Real Estate

March 28, 2023
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What is Disposition in Real Estate Disposition in real estate refers to selling, transferring, or disposing of an asset, typically a property. In other words, it’s the process of getting rid of a property and can include: Disposition is a crucial step in the real estate investment process because it determines the outcome of the investment. Importance of Disposition in Real Estate The importance of disposition in real estate cannot be overstated. It is the real estate investment stage where profits are realized or lost. Successful disposition of a property can lead to significant financial gain for the investor, while…

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