Residential or home loans are amortized loans, or loans with scheduled payment periods comprised of principal and interest. Principle, interest, and term are calculated to arrive at the scheduled payment amount. Towards the beginning of an amortized loan, a greater portion of scheduled payments goes towards paying off interest. As more payments are made and the interest portion of the loan decreases, gradually, more of the principle is payed off until the amortized loan, both principle and interest, is payed in full.
There are two main types of amortized loans: fixed and variable interest rate loans. First, fixed rate loans have set interest rates throughout the loan’s entire duration. Market fluctuation or economic changes do not influence this rate. It is fixed, set, locked. Fixed rates are favorable when interest rates are at a low and buyer credit is in good standing. Locking the interest rate for a long duration of time at a favorably low interest rate is beneficial for the borrower, especially when interest could possibly rise. Second, variable rate loans have interest rates that fluctuate with the market and federal rates. They benefit individuals with poorer credit or who are not looking to stay in a home for an extended period of time. After choosing between fixed and variable types, the option of conventional or government-insured loans exists. Opposed to conventional lending, FHA, VA, and USDA loans are all government insured loans that offer different financing options to first time buyers, veterans, or individuals in rural areas.
While home loans are intended to help buyers settle into residential properties and have long-term durations of usually 30 years, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Loans differ with a duration of 3 to 60 months. Arizona Commercial Real Estate Loans have shorter terms than residential loans but longer amortization rates. This allows the commercial borrower to make lower payments throughout the loan’s duration, payments based on say a 30-year amortization period, and then pay the lump sum of the loan at the end of the term. Longer amortization periods are beneficial because they allow commercial entities to maintain cash flow.
Finally, LTV. Residential loans typically have lower LTV rates than Arizona Commercial Real Estate Loans. Though residential loans can have an LTV in the 80%-90% range, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Loans may have an LTV rate of 40%-90% depending on the borrower, stipulation, property, and lender. In conclusion, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Loans may have smaller terms, longer amortization rates, lower LTV, and higher interest than a typical residential loan.
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About the Author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.