When it comes to commercial construction loans for businesses, the funds that are borrowed from the lender can be used to cover construction costs, and other soft costs that are associated with the project in progress; which may include the cost of land acquisition, infrastructure, building construction or improvements, and labor, appraisals, title work, searches, surveys, your broker and lender fee.
What kind of factors to look for in the commercial construction loan:
– Fixed and adjustable rates
– Interest-only during construction
– Loan approval should include the construction and long-term financing
– Locked-in interest rate for post construction, long-term financing
– Monthly or interest-only payment
– No prepayment penalty
– What kind of rates to expect for the church loan: Fixed Rate Financing
— Terms of up to 30 years
— No prepayment penalty
— No personal guarantees
— Fully amortized
— 20 years 6.9% to 7.5%
— 25 years 7.1% to 7.7%
— 30 years 7.2% to 7.8%
– Adjustable Rate Loans
— 3, 5, 7 or 10 year terms
— 20, 25 or 30 year amortization
— Rates starting at 6.25%
What types of financing to consider for commercial construction loans:
Construction Loans for businesses or commercial spaces will typically be a short-term loan that will mature when construction is completed. While the construction is in progresses, the contractor will be able to request a draw from the lender, contingent upon the percentage of completion. The lender will request an on-site inspection to verify and oversee the project, prior to releasing the funds (it can be an additional cost to the business). This type of loans applies to the interest only payments prior to maturity, and interest rates are variable.
An alternative to the construction loan for the business can be non-revolving lines of credit. That means low construction cost draw requests, and no mandatory inspection. Interest rate will be variable, and the interest only terms apply.
Upon completion of the construction project, the construction loan or non-revolving line of credit mature, the lender will transform the matured amount to an amortizing term loan, with monthly payments of principal and interest. The interest rate may be fixed, variable, or adjustable recurrently. Although the loan may mature in five to 15 years, amortization schedules may range from 15 to 25 years.
The time of the expanding can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Your business out grows its own facility due to the popularity and traffic. There are two basic issues here. First, if there is a room for expansion, it will require demolition and construction; as well as adding additional parking spaces and adding additional entrances to the facility. Second, if there is no property available for the construction, there may be the time to move or build another facility; and either sell or rent out the current place.
Regardless of the situation the industry faces in regards to their construction or relocation, it is important to acquire a help of the professional architect; real estate expert who deals primarily with that industry; review and analyze the financial revenue and the costs of operating and construction.
Find a lender who is “industry friendly” and the most qualified to evaluate the financial aptness of the business, which has an extensive knowledge and experience of the industry. No need to hesitate to use more then one quote from different lenders to come up and close the best and the most suitable loan option for the industry.