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MBA Sees Commercial Mortgage Origination Up 17 Percent This Year

The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts that $230 billion of commercial mortgages will be originated next year, up 17 percent from the $196.5 billion of loans that were originated lastyear.

In the trade group's first such projection, it said origination volumes would climb annually after this year, hitting $290 billion in 2015.

This year's projected increase in origination activity will boost the universe of mortgages outstanding by 2 percent to $2.4 trillion this year and to more than $2.5 trillion in 2015. "Our forecast anticipates continued strength in lending by life companies and the (government-sponsored enterprises), increased lending by banks and others, and a slow but steady return in CMBS activity," said Jaime Woodwell, vice president of commercial real estate research at the trade group.

However, Private Funding is taking over where traditional banks have left off private lenders have a much greater flexibility, can offer more creative methods of financing and are definitely open to negotiation. They usually have lesser requirements compared to traditional sources. These investors look for higher than normal rates of return which would mean you will be paying more compared to other financing sources. However, borrowing money for buying investment property is becoming more difficult today because of the credit crisis, which is why private lending is an attractive alternative.

Access to private money is vital to success in real estate investing business in today’s economy. Once you have private money, you can finance as many deals as you can find with little or no limitations. Private investors have more flexible underwriting criteria, and will look to provide hard money/bridge loans, joint ventures/100% equity financing, acquisition and construction financing to viable commercial deals.

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