Secured Business Loans: Commercial Mortgages

By: Amanda Hash

Most people think that business loans are all unsecured loans. However, it is possible to obtain secured business loans that can offer better loan terms than regular business loans with little risk for the borrower and for the lender. Commercial mortgages can provide all the funds your business needs with very reasonable loan conditions.

Secured business loans are becoming more and more common among businessmen as small companies begin to own their own commercial offices and headquarters instead of renting. Thus, they can take advantage of real estate by obtaining finance through secured loans. But, they can also use as security their future sells, thus obtaining finance with alternative forms of collateral.

Real Estate Based Business Loans And Lines of Credit

There are business loans that are secured with real estate properties just like regular mortgage loans and home equity loans. The sole difference is that these properties belong to a company instead of a particular person. Nevertheless the concept is just the same: the property's value guarantees repayment of the money to the lender and thus reduces the risk of the transaction letting the lender offer lower interest rates and more advantageous loan terms.

There are commercial mortgages (the equivalent to home mortgages), commercial second mortgages (the equivalent to home equity loans) and commercial lines of credit based on equity which are just like home equity lines of credit. Equity is the difference between the value of the property and the amount of money borrowed that the property is already guaranteeing.

However, commerce and companies have other property's that can be used as collateral for loans. Intellectual property, trade marks, etc. can also be used to guarantee a loan as they are usually of great value. A company has many possessions that can be used to guarantee a line of credit or a loan. You will just need to consult with credit experts at an agency or financial institution since detailed information on this matter exceeds the purpose of this article.

Loans And Lines Of Credit Based On Future Sells

Finally there are also loans and lines of credit that are based on the future sells of the company. These financial products work as follows: The financial institution processes credit card payments for the company that wants to borrow money and thus, knows exactly the average income of the company in terms of credit card payments. Thus, the financial institution will be able to lend money in the form of a loan or line of credit and agree loan installments or minimum payments that will be withdrawn directly from the amount of money the financial institution gathers from the credit card sells.

Thus, the borrower has a cheap source of funds and the lender obtains guaranteed repayment of the money lent. Moreover, the company does not have to worry about repayment as it is automatically deducted from the sells each month. This financial tool is becoming more and more popular as it provides inexpensive financing, higher loan amounts, fast approval and a very easy and hassle free repayment program.

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