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Friday, April 12, 2013

Loan Rates FHA 223 F FHA 232 Lean Assisted Living Scott Kendall 847-903-7578

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Owners of multifamily, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals have long preferred traditional bank lenders over FHA-based financing.  The usual reason is the difficulty and frustration of dealing with FHA versus the relative ease of dealing with sophisticated lenders.  Due to the changes from the real estate market crash, the wave of bank consolidations, and the reluctance of the remaining banks to return to lending, owners should reexamine their traditional views of FHA financing. 
Traditional financial institutions no longer securitize senior multifamily and health care loans, thereby eliminating the availability of conduit financing for these projects.  We have not yet seen the end of the foreclosure crisis and if banks incur addition losses, bank financing for these types of projects will be almost impossible to obtain.  

FHA, on the other hand, has improved its process dramatically.  FHA-based financing has always offered several significant advantages over traditional bank and conduit lending sources if one was willing to deal with the red tape.  Much of that red tape has now been removed or streamlined and programs to finance hospitals have been added.  The most obvious advantage to FHA is continued credit availability that is unaffected by the subprime fiasco.  Additional advantages are lower fixed rates, nonrecourse loans, and long-term fully-amortizing debt.

FHA loans do not contain the numerous covenants contained in traditional lending documents and specifically do not contain a debt service coverage requirement.  As markets evolve and Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement methodologies are revised, a manager’s ability to maintain a stable and predictable debt service coverage is continually challenged.  FHA-based financing will prove especially valuable.

Our principal business is providing FHA-based refinancing for multifamily, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.  We pride ourselves on our ability to restructure traditional debt into FHA-based debt and working with owners to develop a program using both traditional and FHA-based financing.  Let us help you with your financial needs.  Please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Charles Kendall 773-259-7074

Scott Kendall 847-903-7578

Thursday, May 24, 2012

commercial property, prices recovered to mid-2003 Levels CoStar 2012 News APARTMENT LOAN RATES LINK


Despite a generally flat March for pricing of commercial property, prices recovered to mid-2003 levels in the first quarter as improving fundamentals and liquidity causing a broadening of the recovery into non-core commercial real estate and secondary markets, according to this month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) report. 

At this rate it will be 2006 in ten short years. Oprah sells her Chicago condo for about 1/2 of what she paid. say $3,000,000 on $6,000,000 cost plus extra shoe closets.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Apartment Loan rates and This Is Clearly Going To Cost JPMorgan Much More Than $2 Billion


Whale  Ahoy

JPMorgan announced a $2 billion loss Friday. When compared to its market cap and other indicators, that goes Ouch!, but not much more. However, there’s more going on. The bank has refused to state where in its operations the loss was incurred. For good reason perhaps: the positions that caused the loss are still rumored to be open.
The main problem JPMorgan may be facing, and the 8% loss in pre-market trading may be a sign players are on to this, is that we probably already know where the loss is. A few weeks ago, the financial sphere was full of stories about the London Whale, a JPM trader in London named Bruno Michel Iksil, who had taken such massive - synthetic - derivative (gambling) positions in a 125 company index that they were moving the market itself.
Back then, some hedge funds took counter positions just for the sheer fact that he had bet so much; they figured he couldn't last forever on all trades. The underlying notion was he was long a bunch of companies; well, not a lot has gone well in the markets lately. And if you have overweight derivative positions in one direction (in this case credit default swaps) , you can make a killing or you can get punished fast and furious. He did the latter.

Read more: http://theautomaticearth.org/Finance/jpmorgan-a-tale-of-whales-and-sharks.html#ixzz1uwnfvREt

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ALF Lean Loans

Many owners of nursing homes and assisted living projects have long preferred traditional bank lenders. However, the significant losses from the subprime meltdown—more than $500 Billion—have changed the rules and the ability of traditional lenders to finance loans. Most analysts project additional losses in the near future along with significant losses in automobile loans and credit card loans, which means conditions will become worse before they get better.

These losses force banks and financial institutions to seek capital to supplement their depleted base. Without a sufficient base, banks and financial institutions are unable to make new loans. Despite the infusion of cash from the Treasury, credit has not loosened. The projected size of current and future losses bring into question whether banks and financial institutions have the ability to raise the necessary additional capital and whether or not they will be making many loans in the near future.
The first type of loans that banks will cease making will be loans to nursing home and assisted living providers. Health care is a specialized market, and the number of banks willing or able to make these loans will diminish and the lending terms may become far more onerous. When Letters of Credit come due, banks will not have the ability to renew them.

Therefore, traditional, conventional financing in the near future is all but gone for practical purposes. Fortunately, FHA is rolling out their new LEAN program just as traditional bank and financial company financing is becoming more difficult. FHA recently reengineered its lending program for nursing homes and assisted living facilities by transferring the responsibility to the Office of Insured Health Care Facilities. This transfer has resulted in “THE LEAN PROGRAM,” FHA’s new way of doing business.
This new program addresses the most frequent complaints FHA lenders and facility owners have had with traditional FHA processing: the lengthy processing time, the inconsistent answers, and an inability to complete transactions in a consistently reasonable time frame. The new program promises the ability to close a transaction within thirty days of the day the lender files its application for mortgage insurance.
FHA now not only has a program that is—and always will be—available, offers fantastic terms, but also has the ability to deliver the financing with a rapid turn around, without the previous FHA headaches.

We have over 45 years experience dealing with FHA, and can help you through every step of the way. Each development is unique, of course, and we can help you determine your specific needs and determine the best way to achieve your objectives.

Please call or email us at your earliest convenience.

Very truly yours,

Charles E. Kendall

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