Author: Allan Jensen

18 Jun 2018

Debt Service Ability. A renewed lender focus

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Debt Service Ability. A renewed lender focus it seems.  As interest rates firm, valuations are impacted, and cap rates begin to firm. What about Debt Service Ability? It is becoming more apparent that property income, and more specifically net operating income available to service debt, has a significant and growing influence on the amount of Read More

22 Feb 2018

Foreclosure Not Automatic on Default

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

According to a recent case tried in the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Winters v Hunking, 2017 ONCA 909 as summarized by Scott McGrath of WeirFoulds LLP, Foreclosure is not automatic on default. In an interesting article posted December 8, 2017 in Mondaq, Scott McGrath reminds us that the Court may have acknowledged the Lender Read More

22 Jan 2018

Mortgage Broker Value

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Not surprisingly, borrowers often default to their own Banker. And why not? It’s an established and comfortable relationship. Perhaps it’s viewed as the path of least resistance. But is it the right lender for the borrower’s current specific needs? Perhaps not. More sophisticated borrowers may be of a size or scale that they have their Read More

23 Nov 2017

Additional Financing with a “Blend and Extend” Mortgage

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Prepayment Privileges You need additional financing. Do you prepay your existing loan? We remind readers that commercial mortgage borrowers do not enjoy the privileges afforded personal borrowers. Section 10 of the Interest Act, allowing borrowers to repay loans after 5 years, with a 3 month interest penalty, does not apply. In fact, for the most Read More

3 Nov 2017

The Capital Stack. What You Need to Know

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Financing is key to successful real estate investing. You’ve aligned your financing with your real estate investment strategy, and are comfortable that you can execute your plan. As a result, you may have a conventional mortgage, and secondary debt as well. The term Capital Stack is used to describe the various levels or layers of Read More

24 Aug 2017

How Low Can They Go? Thoughts on Cap Rate Compression

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Cap Rates are one of the key metrics in commercial real estate investment analysis. In very simple terms, its the ratio of rent paid by your tenants, to the price/value of the building. An important barometer on the current state of the market, cap rates are inversely related to value. As the price/value goes up, Read More

11 Aug 2017

Is it Really All About Rate?

Posted by: Allan Jensen

Dominion Lending Centres - Accredited Mortgage Professional

Is It Really All About Rate? You might conclude that it is. You may think that securing the lowest rate is key to your real estate investment success. However, rate is but one of the four main components of any commercial mortgage offer. Amount, term and amortization period are also critical factors. It’s all related Read More

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