Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Recourse Real Estate Loans Back in Fashion

According to today's Wall Street Journal (subscription required), lenders are once again asking for personal guarantees on commercial real estate loans.

With a disappearance of the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) markets, bank lenders are returning to the recourse "loan and hold" model.

Underwriting is more thorough, advance rates are down, pricing is up and terms are tougher.

No personal guarantee and you're not likely to get the loan.

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Tags : commercial real estate , hard money loans

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